Graphic Narratives Catalog
*The blue blocks are works by women, the pink ones have multiple authors, and the yellow blocks are notes on categorization
Curated by Kay Sohini and Comic Enthusiasts Worldwide
Memoirs/AutobiographicseGraphic MedicineQueernessDiaspora Narratives
Conflicts/Wars/Disaster Drawn
Graphic Cli-fiMythology/FolkloreComics JournalismAnthologiesMiscellaneous
1Maus, Art SpiegelmanEpileptic, David B. The Dykes to Watch Out For, Alison BechdelThe Best We Could Do, Thi BuiMunnu: A Boy From Kashmir by Malik SajadClimate Changed by Phillipe SquarzoniAdi Parva, Amruta PatilBurma Chronicles, Guy DelisleLongform: An Anthology of Graphic Narratives. Edited by Pinaki De, Sarbajit Sen and Debkumar Mitra.Chicken with Plums, Marjane Satrapi
4Note: Originially a series; later collected into the single volume The Essential Dykes to Watch Our ForNote: Partly Diaspora Narrative
2Are You My Mother, Alison Bechdel sStitches, David Small.Blue is the Warmest Color, Julie MarohShortcomings, Adrianne TomineIn the Shadow of No Towers. Art SpiegelmanAll Quite in Vikaspuri by Sarnath BanerjeeSauptik, Amruta PatilPalestine, Joe SaccoThe Elephant in the Room: Women Draw their World. by the Srping Collective.Syllabus, Lynda Barry
Note: Psychoanalytic.Note: Water conflictNote: Academics
3Poppies of Iraq, Bridgette Findakly and Lewis TrondheimHyberbole and a Half, Allie BroshSkim, Mariko and Jillian TamakiAmerican Born Chinese, Gene Luen YangVietnamerica: A Family's Journey by GB TranAD: New Orleans after the Deluge, Josh NeufeldHabibi by Craig ThompsonSafe Area Gorazde, Joe SaccoDrawing the line: Indian Women Fight Back by Priya KuriyanBlankets, Craig Thompson
Note: Partly Diaspora NarrativeNote: Also a MemoirNote: Coming of age, romantic love
4Fun Home, Alison BechdelMarbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me by Ellen ForneyKari, Amruta PatilMs. Marvel Vol. 01 (2014), G. Willow Wilson & Adrian AlphonaPersepolis, Marjane SatrapiThunder and Lightning by Lauren RednissBhimayana: Experiences of Untouchability by Subhash Vyam and Durgabai ByamJerusalem by Guy DelisleElements: A Comic Anthology by Creators of ColorClumsy, Jeffrey Brown
Note: Partly queer, also deals with mental illnessNote: Also deals with suicide. Can be categorized as Graphic Medicine as well.Note: In two parts: 1. The Story of a Childhood and The Story of a ReturnNote: Romantic Love, breakups
5One Hundred Demons by Lynda BarryIt's All Absolutely Fine: Life is Complicated So I've Drawn it Instead, Ruby EliotKim & Kim, Magdalene Visaggio & Eva CabreraJustice League: Gods & Monsters - Superman, Bruce Timm, J.M Demattias & MoritatAmerican Widow, Alissa TorresThe Sandman: The Dream Hunters by Neil Gaiman and Yoshitaka AmanoPyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy DelisleEmbroideries, Marjane Satrapi
Note: Categorized as "autofictionalbiography" by Lynda BarryNOTE: Reimagines Superman as the child of Mexican immigrants. Short mini-series (3 issues)Note: Women, Sex, Anecdotes
6Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag, A.K. SummersMother, Come Home by Paul HornschemeierTransposes, Dylan EdwardsThis Side, That Side by Viswajyoti GhoshExit Wounds by Rutu ModanFootnotes in Gaza, Joe SaccoMy Favorite Thing is Monsters, Emil Ferris
Note: Anguish, loss, deathNOTE: Has a Forward written by Alison Bechdel
7The Art of Flying – Antonio Altarriba Becoming, Unbecoming, by UnaLove is Love, Various Authors and ArtistsSame Difference, Derek KimWe Stand on Guard, Brian K. Vaughan & Steve SkroceHow to understand israel in 60 days or less, by Sarah GliddenThe Gigantic Beard that was Evil, Stephen Collins
Note- Also War/HistoryNote: Gender Violence, trauma. NOTE: Commemorates the Pulse Nightclub Shootings of 2016. All proceeds went to victims, survivors and their families.
8Nylon Road, Parshua BashiMy New York Diary, Julie DoucetBitch Planet, Kelly Sue DeConnick & Valentine De LandroI was their American Dream, Malaka GharibBlack Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Ta-Nehisi Coates & Brian StelfreezeThe Principles of Uncertainty, Maira Kalman
Note- Diaspora, Iran Conflict. NOTE: Covers the first 12 issues of Ta-Nehisi Coates run of Black Panther, which started in 2016
9Darkroom, Lila WeaverOne Hundred Demons, Lynda BarryMidnighter (2015), Steve Orlando & Various other artistsA Drifting Life, Yoshihiro TatsumiElephantmen, Richard Starkings & Various artists
Note: Set during Civil Rights MovementJimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on EarthNOTE: 12 issue cape comics series. The first time one of the big two publications (DC & Marvel) had a gay man as the protagonist of an on-going publication.NOTE: Ran for 80 issues and one mini series (War Toys). Focuses on marginality, transgenic rights and a host of other conflict related topics. Think Blade Runner, but with biological entities being the focus among other things
10Drinking a the Movies, Julie WertzMy Depression, Elizabeth SwadosLost Girls, Alan Moore & Melinda GebbieForget Sorrow, Belle YangSaga, Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
NOTE: ongoing series, 8 volumes. Central premise deals with interracial/interspecies war. Racial tension and environmental degradation feature prominently. Also deals, in a less direct way, with gender fluidity and transgender recognition.
11French Milk, Lucy KnisleyOur Cancer Year, by Harvey PekarA City Inside, Tilie WaldenAn Iranian Metamorphosis by Mana NeyestaniJourney into Mohawk Country, George O'Connor / Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert (published 2006, based on 1634 text) (note: also memoir)
12Displacement, Lucy KnisleyTangles, by Sarah LevittteBread and Wine, Samuel DelanyTurning Japanese by MariNaomiIt Was the War of the Trenches, Jacques Tardi
13Don't Go Where I Can't Follow, Andre NilsenGirls with Slingshots, Danielle CorsettoA Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return
14Good Eggs by Phoebe PottsSnapshots of a Girl by Beldan Sezen I Remember Beirut by Zeina Abirached:
Note: Talks about depression
I Thought You Hated Me by MariNaomi:The Hospital Suite by John PorcellinoOn a Sunbeam, Tillie Walden
Note: About female friendship.In-Between Days by Teva Harrison
Invisible Ink by Bill GriffithLighter Than My Shadow by Katie GreenBloom. Kevin Panetta
Note: Graphic pattern-findingDumb by Georgia Webber'
Kiss & Tell by MariNaomi
Letting It Go by Miriam Katin
Marzi by Marzena Sowa and Sylvain Savoia
The Other Side of the Wall by Simon Schwartz
Susceptible by Geneviève Castrée
Prison Island by Colleen Frakes
Hello comic book lovers and contributers. I want to make this catalog as extensive as possible so that it is inclusive of not just the big names but also of lesser-known works. Please feel free to add more categories if the need arises. If you have any trouble editing the spreadsheet or any doubt at all regarding this resource, shoot me a mail at