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The Monday Poll: Stand-Alone Graphic Novels

2013 April 15
by Gretchen Kolderup
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by flickr user kmlb

Good morning, Hub readers!

Last week we asked which fictional band you’d most want to hear in concert. The Weird Sisters from the Harry Potter series was our victor with 29% of the vote, but Where’s Fluffy? from Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist came in a close second with 26% of the vote; Shooting Star from If I Stay and Where She Went also made a good showing with 18% of the vote. You can see detailed results for all of our previous polls in the Polls Archive. Thanks to all of you who voted!

This week, we’re turning our attention to format — specifically, one very popular format: graphic novels. While some graphic novels (or comics or manga, too) come in a series, some stand alone, and we want to know which stand-alone graphic novel is your favorite. Vote in the poll below, or leave a comment if we’ve left the one you like best off the list. (After all, there are a lot of self-contained graphic stories!)

Which stand-alone graphic novel is your favorite?

  • The Arrival by Shaun Tan (14%, 21 Votes)
  • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang (13%, 20 Votes)
  • Blankets by Craig Thompson (12%, 18 Votes)
  • Maus by Art Spiegelman (11%, 17 Votes)
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (11%, 16 Votes)
  • Smile by Raina Telgemeier (10%, 15 Votes)
  • Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol (10%, 15 Votes)
  • Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks (5%, 7 Votes)
  • Drama by Raina Telgemeier (5%, 7 Votes)
  • My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf (5%, 7 Votes)
  • Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge (4%, 6 Votes)
  • Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen & Faith Erin Hicks (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 149

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5 Responses
  1. April 15, 2013

    So many good ones on that list, it’s hard to choose. And I would like to thank the Hub Challenge, without which I wouldn’t be able to say I have read most of those. But my favorite would have to be Ghostopolis.

  2. Linda permalink
    April 15, 2013

    This one was really hard!

    I love Blankets but the teens I serve are too young to recommend it too. And Smile is perfect for all ages. But I love the quirkiness of American Born Chinese.

    Good list!

  3. Emily permalink
    April 15, 2013

    How can I vote? I’m only seeing the results.

    • April 15, 2013

      If you’re seeing the results, it means that someone who shares your IP address has already voted. If you’re accessing the blog from school or your library, maybe one of your coworkers voted! Try voting from a different location (like home, or a different library branch, or a coffee shop).

  4. Linda W permalink
    April 15, 2013

    Glad my favorite, American Born Chinese, made such a strong showing! I’ve read and ejoyed many of these.

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