Jordana Globerman’s top 10 go-to comic books and graphic novels

True North Country Comics presents Jordana Globerman’s top 10 go-to comic books and graphic novels.

Jordana is based in Ottawa, Ontario and brings caring, creative transformation to services, products and organizations as a graphic facilitator, strategic designer and service designer. Her newest projects include Bear and New Arrival.

Here are Jordana Globerman’s top 10 go-to comic books and graphic novels:

Blankets by Craig Thompson
“I love the art in all of his books but this comic was the first graphic novel I really fell in love with. I loved his beautiful, complex and evocative line drawings and the tenderness of his narrative. It’s really beautiful.”

The Sandman series by Neil Gaiman
“You have to read the whole thing! Ive always been inspired by myth and folklore and I love how Gaiman ties together so many threads from different traditions in this series. I really think all of these are great and the Death spinoffs are also worth a read.”

Watchmen by Alan Moore
“It’s a classic, what more can I say.”

The Huge Book of Hell by Matt Groening
“My work is heavily inspired by these comics. I think this early work is a bit less absurd than the Simpsons and a bit less riffing off pop culture. Instead it pokes at the most mundane aspects of existence and makes you take a long hard look at yourself.” 

Wendy by Walter Scott
“Walter’s Wendy series is hilarious and very cringy if you spent your twenties in Montreal – hits close to home. I also how expressive his drawings are.”

The Frank Book by Jim Woodring
“A picture says a thousands words so why bother with words at all. Woodring is a master storyteller, saying it all in pictures. If you want to witness the suffering of existence through hallucinogenic genitalia plants, bearpigmen and a Felix the cat style I’d, this is the book for you.”

The Acme Novelty Library 2 by Chris Ware
“Chris Ware has a very unique visual style and his attention to detail is amazing and a bit scary. This comic is an amazing example of it. It also riffs of advertising and newspapers from the 60s and is a bit different stylistically from his later work, which I like.”

The Framley Examiner by Robin Halstead
“Not sure if this counts because it’s not a comic per se, but more a visual parody. This fake small town newspaper tells you a lot about the towns residence (it gets weird). My husband introduced me to this book and it’s largely the reason why I married him. A very funny read.”

Spawn series by Todd MacFarlane
“Again, this is one that inspired me to make comics when I was in middle school. Spawn is beautifully illustrated, and a bit more profound than most super hero comics.”

Wolvertoons, the art of Basil Wolverton
“I grew up reading a my dad’s old MAD magazines and had my young mind blown by the gross out doodles of Mr. Wolverton. Boils and broken teeth never looked so good.”

You can discover more about Jordana on Twitter at @JordanaBetty and Instagram at @JordanaComics and online at

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