Eventually, I ended up reading the pioneer of graphic novels: Will Eisner. Eisner worked for DC comics during the depression years and his books are closely related to the lives of struggling people and families of
And then there is Art Spiegelman; his Maus series is one of the most acclaimed graphic novels. I haven’t yet read Maus; but have read through his series on 9/11: In the Shadow of No Towers. Spiegelman, an ex-New Yorker cartoonist, uses quite innovative techniques: Imposing photographs, posters etc. But his obsession and over emphasis on 9/11 as a total U-turn for American lives seems quite an exaggeration.
I am not sure if graphic novels are available in bookstores in