• Best Graphic Histories - Maus by Art Spiegelman
  • Best Graphic Histories - Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • Best Graphic Histories - Usagi Yojimbo: Origins, Vol. 1: Samurai by Stan Sakai
  • Best Graphic Histories - Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
  • Best Graphic Histories - Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker and Jules Scheele (illustrator)

Best Graphic Histories, recommended by Eleanor Janega & Neil Emmanuel

Graphic histories can offer complex and layered insights into the past and are underused as a medium, argue historian Eleanor Janega and illustrator Neil Emmanuel, authors of The Middle Ages: A Graphic History. Here, they recommend five graphic histories that show the power of comics not only for telling moving stories but also transmitting difficult concepts.