7Pinocchio (Vincent Paronnaud)

Yes, this graphic novel is about that famous Italian character! Follow the misadventures of this famous boy in a modernized twist. Instead of being of wood, this android Pinocchio was conceived by an engineer who lacks any real recognition. His friend the cricket we love so much in the Disney version? Well, in Winshluss’ novel he is a cockroach! Even though this graphic novel barely has any dialogue, the images are truly incredible, very expressive and original.


Mon ami Bao (Katty Maurey and Stéphane Lafleur)

This French Canadian graphic novel tells the story of a 21-year-old boy who is already 7 feet and 9 inches, the tallest man in the world and his sad friend Gisèle. Of course, the story digs deeper and is actually about Gisèle’s depression. Depression affects around 10%-15% of Quebecers so they author wanted to write something poetic about this cruel illness. The illustrations of Katty Maurey fits perfectly with the minimalist writing (there are very few words so this is perfect for beginners) of Stéphane Lafleur.  

9Le bleu est une couleur chaude (Julie Maroh)

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Have you ever seen the movie “Blue is the Warmest Colour”? The film is actually an adaptation of this French graphic novel. This is a love story between two women living in France during the 2000s. After her girlfriend/ the love of her life dies, Emma goes to her house to pick up her diary. Emma reads Clémentine’s story, relives how they met, fell in love, broke up but always kept on loving each other, etc. This sad story shows that love is universal and that it doesn’t matter if you’re a man and a woman two men or two women, everyone can live an amazing love story.