No longer just comics for kids, a non-fiction graphic novel can contain a world of interesting information for anyone.
Have you ever wondered if you could learn a difficult subject like economics? Or have an interest in history, but unable to bare the dry tomes of history text books? What about the history of beer? In a comic?
Then you will love the non-fiction graphic novels. The format forces the author to be clear with their ideas, in a simple format will appeal to many adults who are interested in a subject but not willing to read pages of dry non-fiction. From beer to economics, history to your favorite new age texts, pick up a
comic non-fiction graphic novel and learn something new this year.
5 Best Selling Non-Fiction Graphic Novel in 2015
1. The Comic Book Story of Beer: The World’s Favorite Beverage from 7000 BC to Today’s Craft Brewing Revolution – Mike Smith & Jonathan Hennessey
If you enjoy the regular weekend beer at the pub, then you will enjoy the stories your favorite beverage has to tell. The Comic Book Story of Beer is an exciting tour of human history, told from the perspective of beer. It is an interesting and accessible look at the history of beer that will make you want to re-read it for better appreciation of the beverage. Beautiful pictures, interesting text – perfect excuse for a beer!
2. Economix: How Our Economy Works (and Doesn’t Work), in Words and Pictures – Michael Goodwin
If economic theory sounds dry and boring, think again. Economix is the graphical crash course to give you a firm grasp of the basics with no effort on your part. This book is a creative concept that makes a complicated subject accessible to everyone. There is also a sense of humor and self-awareness on the author’s part that made the book enjoyable to read and feels nothing like a textbook.
3. Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb – Jonathan Fetter-Vorm
To cram the intricate history of the atomic bomb into the graphic format seems like an ambitious attempt. Yet, Trinity defies expectations for being able to pack in so much detail, from nuclear science to the political motivation behind the development of the atomic bomb. Far from a boring historical lesson told in illustrations, the book is an interesting look at the human aspect and historical factors which brought into being a powerful weapon of mass destruction.
4. The Complete Maus – Art Spiegelman
It may seem unconceivable and even laughable to depict the atrocities of the Holocaust through anthropomorphic cats and mice. Read the Maus collection, and see if you are able to resist not being drawn into the world of the Speigelman family. Entertaining, yet surprisingly moving and believable, Maus gives the reader a real sense of the horrors of the Holocaust through a family of mice.
5. The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel – Paulo Coelho
The graphical adaptation of Coelho’s bestselling novel retains everything that is inspiring about its source material and makes it even more accessible. The novel about realizing one’s destiny has gained worldwide acclaim for being sort of a self-help book in the guise of a novel. If you are not into instructional guides and lengthy wordy books, this graphic novel is the best pick-me-up book for a motivation boost.