Friday 5 – Feel Good Graphic Novels

I can’t Find who started the Friday Five book blog meme. It seems to crop up in many different style such as “Five for Friday”, “Five on Friday” , “FridayFive Challenge”. I also can’t find a topic list like you would have for the Six on Sunday meme. Therefore I am just doing my own thing and setting my own topics just so I can chat books with you.

This week saw the release of Campaigns and Companions as cute little graphic novel that perfectly captures the worlds of pet ownership and RPG playing in one! You can find my full review here. As this made me smile so much I thought that I would dedicate this Friday Five to the topic:

Graphic Novels to make you smile

Bloodlust and Bonnets
Emily McGovern

My Review

Possibly better known for her web comics “My life as a Background Slytherin” This was Emily’s first full length graphic novel and it is hilarious filled with such fun references to regency fiction. The art style is so much fun, the use of colour really adds to the comedy.

The Tea Dragon Trilogy
Katie O’Neill

My Review – for both The Tea Dragon Society and The Tea Dragon Festival
The Tea Dragon Tapestry

A series of three companion novels that have just the sweetest art and soothing delightful storylines that cover topics such as grief, body positivity and finding your self in a beautiful way. It has a gorgeous art style with a pastel colour palette. it is also jam packed with positive representation of all kinds!


My Review

A retelling of the Emperors new clothes with a twist. This is a lovely and positive story. Again the art is beautiful and matches the story its telling perfectly. The pastel colour palette also really adds to the classic Disney, fairy-tale like feel to the story. It really explores family friendship and personal identity in such a loving way.

Heartstopper Series
Alice Osman

My Review – Vol3

I have yet to read book 4 ( I must put it on a TBR soon) but books 1-3 are just lovely. They are so romantic and sweet. They perfectly capture the feelings of first love, teen romance and finding yourself while trying to learn about someone else too. The art is simple yet evocative and is just full of really positive representation, again from across the wide spectrum of humanity.

Giant Days Series
John Allison

This is such a fun series. Set around a set of unlikely flatmates at a British University I have found it slightly nostalgic for my undergrad days. It covers all manner of social topics, while also being witty and entertaing. It has a funky art style that really draws you in and I adore all the characters.

Those are just five graphic novels and series that have brought a smile to my face while reading them . I have plenty more recommendations for graphic novels so if you would like to see more let me know.

Do you read Graphic Novels? Do you have any recommendations for feel good graphic novels?

I would love to chat all things bookish with you! You can comment down below or find me on Twitter or Goodreads!

Happy Reading!

One thought on “Friday 5 – Feel Good Graphic Novels

  1. I have recently gotten into graphic novels and I have read both Heartstopper and The Prince and The Dressmaker of these and liked them both alot. Other I have enjoyed is Pumpkin Heads (Perfect Fall Read) and Bloom. I have just started In Real Life with artwork from Jen Wang but the story is not really for me who has no interest in gaming but the artwork by Wang is as always so nice to look at! 😀

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