If you've never read a graphic novel, there's no need to jump into Watchmen or From Hell, although those are both fantastic works of graphic literature. Try out one of the 11 literary graphic novels on the list below, and I'm sure you'll be coming back to the comics shop for more.
BOUNDLESS BY JILLIAN TAMAKI
This collection of graphic short stories from This One Summer co-author Jillian Tamaki highlights the anxieties of contemporary women as they seek to improve themselves — for better or worse.
HARK! A VAGRANT BY KATE BEATON
Perfect for any history buff or literature fan, Kate Beaton's Hark! A Vagrant is chock full of inside jokes that will have you cackling for days.
PYONGYANG BY GUY DELISLE
Based on his experiences working as a liaison between French and North Korean production companies, Guy Delisle's Pyongyang examines the curiously sinister nature of the North Korean capital, where everyone is happy and the old and sick don't exist.
ROLLING BLACKOUTS BY SARAH GLIDDEN
While her friends gathered interviews from people living in Turkey, Syria, and Iraq, graphic novelist Sarah Glidden shadowed them, creating a work of meta-journalistic art that documents how journalism is done.