Picture Books For Adults That You Should Read Immediately

November 10, 2014 12:16 PM

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Picture Books For Adults That You Should Read Immediately

For generations, adults have accepted that growing up means putting aside picture books, a seeming necessity tweaked in Lewis Carroll’s paean to childhood, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: “‘What is the use of a book,’ thought Alice, ‘without pictures or conversations?’” Good question.

This rule has fallen by the wayside in recent years, however, most notably with the broadening of the comic book and graphic novel market to encompass an adult literary readership. Comic artists such as Art Spiegelman and Alison Bechdel have made blending narrative with art a critically accepted mod...

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