I'm looking for recommendations for some non-superhero graphic novels (or ongoing comics) to read.
Daniel Clowes' work, esp. Ghost World. Ice Haven and The Death-Ray are pretty amazing as well, but truth be told, I like everything Clowes has done.
Peter Bagge's work
La Perdida by Jessica Abel
Fables by Bill Willingham
Anything by Moebius/Jean Giraud (esp. for the artwork).
Lynda Barry's work; although I usually find it hard to get into that sort of primitive artwork, her writing makes up for it.
I like quite a bit:
Epileptic by David B
Black Hole by Charles Burns
(either of these may rise up to "love" on subsequent readings)
I enjoyed :
Brownsville by Neil Kleid and Jake Allen
The Outsiders by Dave Gibbons
but I thought both of those were a little shallow and "by the numbers" (seen it all before at the movies, you know).
As you can probably tell, I like introspective, character-driven stories, although my tastes are pretty broad. I don't particularly like ultra-violent anything, though (unless it's a Scorcese movie).
So... any recommendations for what I should check out next? Thanks in advance.