When you were young, you were probably told that books with pictures in them were for kids. Well, thanks to a booming graphic novel and memoir industry, that’s no longer true. These graphic novels and memoirs are not only written and illustrated with adult audiences in mind, they’re also written about adult experiences. And, so far, 2019 has been a banner year for the genre. Whether you want to read a Stephen Hawking biography, the story of a real-life freak show performer, or the history of surfing, there’s a page-turner here guaranteed to stimulate your mind and delight your eyes.
Erica Rivera is the Editorial Development Manager at Evolve Media, where she curates content for ComingSoon, DogTime, Mandatory, and Momtastic. Her freelance writing has appeared in New York magazine, USA Today, the Star Tribune, City Pages, and many other publications and anthologies. She has interviewed hundreds of artists, authors, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and changemakers over the course of her career. She is also the author of Insatiable (Penguin Group, 2009) and Come Again (Thought Catalog Books, 2015). For more, visit: www.ericarivera.net.