ALIA Graphic’s 2020 Notable Australian Graphic Novels

by | Mar 19, 2021 | collections, notable australian graphic novels | 0 comments

As part of our commitment to raising the profile of Australian creators ALIA Graphic Novels and Comics has compiled the 2020 Notable Australian Graphic Novels list.

This is our first year, of many to come. The list is divided in two. The shortlist includes the books deemed of highest interest for libraries. The long list includes other titles the ALIA Graphic team considers of high interest for libraries. 

The long list below includes the shortlisted titles in bold plus additional titles that are all worth purchasing and adding to library catalogues.

Junior and YA

  • Action Tank 2 – Mike Barry (Mike Barry Was Here)
  • The Bad Guys: Dawn of the Underlord – Aaron Blabey (Scholastic)
  • The Bad Guys: The One?! – Aaron Blabey (Scholastic)
  • Bunnygirl – Holly Jayne (Berbay)
  • Chickensaurus – James Foley (Fremantle Press)
  • Fence: Rivals – C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad (Boom! Box)
  • Five Seconds: Volume 3 – Stephen Kok, P.R. Dedelis (TL Creative)
  • Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Volume 2: Hostile Takeovers – Tom Taylor, Juann Cabal, Ken Lashley (Marvel Comics)
  • Home Time Book 2 – Campbell Whyte (Top Shelf)
  • Landing With Wings – Trace Balla (Allen & Unwin)
  • The Odds – Matt Stanton (ABC Books)
  • Rose and Dahlia: Third Course – Various authors (Cameron Davis)
  • Sherlock Bones and the Sea Creature Feature – Renee Treml (Allen & Unwin)
  • Super Sidekicks 3: Trial of Heroes – Gavin Aung Than (Penguin)
  • Women Who Were Kings Book 3: Elizabeth I – Queenie Chan (Bento Comics) 
  • Word Smith Vol 2: The Competition – Stephen Kok, P.R. Dedelis (TL Creative)

General Adult

  • DCeased: The Unkillables – Tom Taylor, Karl Mostert (DC Comics)
  • The Grot – Pat Grant (Top Shelf)
  • Terralympus Vol 2 – Stephen Kok, Von Randall, Shaun Keenan (TL Creative)
  • Transhuman: Rivka’s Story – Stephen Kok, Allen Sands (TL Creative)
  • Under Earth – Chris Gooch (Top Shelf)

All these titles are widely available for purchase and are available through library suppliers.


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