Comics Laureate Recommended Reading List


Covering a wide range of genres from science fiction and fantasy to crime and horror our recommended reading list by Stephen Holland, our Comics Laureate 2021-2023, has something for everyone!

Explore the recommended reading list below by Stephen Holland... and check out the downloadable reviews at the bottom of the page!

// Contemporary Fiction

A Distant Neighbourhood by Jiro Taniguchi

Biscuits (Assorted) by Jenny Robins

Daytripper by Fábio Moon, Gabriel Bá

I Love This Part by Tillie Walden

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

The Park Bench by Chabouté

The Tale Of One Bad Rat by Bryan Talbot

// Crime

Fatale by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips

Velvet by Ed Brubaker & Steve Epting with Elizabeth Breitwesier

// Comedy

Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli

Fluffy by Simone Lia

// Science Fiction

Titles to follow shortly

// Horror

Rachel Rising by Terry Moore

// Fantasy

Die by Kieron Gillen & Stephanie Hans

Sandman by Neil Gaiman

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg

// Non-Fiction

Pyongyang by Guy Delisle

The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

// Young Adult

Bloom by Kevin Panetta & Savanna Ganucheau

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki & Rosemary Valero-O'Connell

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki

What We Don’t Talk About by Charlot Kristensen

// Intermediate

Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi

Bad Machinery by John Allison

Kerry And The Knight Of The Forest by Andi Watson

Looshkin by Jamie Smart

Lumberjanes originally by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis & Brooke A. Allen

Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce & Edith

// Younger Readers

The Pirate Tree by Brigita Orel & Jennie Poh



Download the reviews by Comics Laureate Stephen Holland below...