Persepolis. And I was in the library one day, wandered over to the comics section and chose something completely different to try out.
M is a graphic novel by Jon J. Muth that is based on a film by Fritz Lang. Of course, neither of the names meant anything to me beforehand. I mainly chose the book, because the style of the drawings looked completely different from anything that I've read before and I wanted to try something new.
The basic storyline of the graphic novel is based on Lang's film from as early as 1931. In the introduction to the book, the film is described as "the originator of the serial killer movie and the police procedural, the forefather of film noir". I'm not familiar with the original film, but at least the graphic novel seems very "film-like", with the black-and-white images and realistic drawings.
Jon J. Muth: M. A graphic novel based on the film by Fritz Lang. Abrams, 2008.
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