All December long, I will be doing daily installments of Comic Theme Time. Comic Theme Time is a twist on the idea of a “Top Five” list. Instead of me stating a topic and then listing my top five choices in that topic, I’m giving you the topic and letting you go wild with examples that you think fit the theme.
Today’s topic (partially in honor of Fred Van Lente Day) is “What do you think are the best non-fiction comics?”
Read on to see what I’m looking for specifically, along with some examples to get you started…
Now obviously, one of the most acclaimed comics of all-time is art spiegelman’s Maus, about the story of spiegelman’s father and his survival during the Holocaust.
But just as obvious is the fact that there are tons of great non-fiction comics out there, including, naturally, Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey’s Action Philosophers (exploring the histories of various famous philosophers)…
and their more recent Comic Book Comics (exploring the history of comic books…through a comic book!)….
That’s just a few, there are lots of them. What are your favorites?