Over at design website Core77, Dave Seliger lists what he thinks are the Seven Graphic Novels Every Designer Should Know:
When you’re at the next design firm holiday party and your co-workers are rambling on about the “complex psychological profiles” of the characters in Watchmen, you can speak up about the hottest graphic novel you just read (as recommended by the Core77 clogger team).
The choices are interesting – Akira, 100% by Paul Pope and the original two-color run of Casanova are all in there – but, of course, what sticks out for me are the books that didn’t make the list: No King City? No Parker? Of course, this kind of list exists for people to ask “But what about [Book X]?”, but it does make me wonder what books I’d put on this kind of list, and why (I mean, there has to be some Kirby on there, right? And something from Brendan McCarthy…). Hmm… What graphic novels/comics do you think deserve to be on any designers’ must-see list?