Notable Australian Graphic Novels of 2023 – The Shortlist

by | Apr 2, 2024 | notable australian graphic novels, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Today we are so excited to announce our notables shortlist. We published the long list a few weeks ago and you can find it here. 2023 was another fantastic year for Australian comics. For us, all the titles in the long list and shortlist are great additions to library collections. All of them.

However, the notables shortlist is a recognition for the ones that have moved us the most, made us laugh the hardest or wowed us, for some reason or another. Are they the best? Who knows? That’s for others to debate but this year, this shortlisted titles, have caught our attention.

Congratulations to every writer and artist in both the long list and shortlist. Thank you for your amazing words and art!

And here’s for another amazing year of comics by Australian creators!

The ALIA Graphic Novels and Comics team.

The image shows a poster with the ALIA Graphic log and the title: Notable Australian Graphic Novels of 2023 Shortlist. The poster then shows the selected titles in three categories. Junior, YA and adult. The selected titles are:

Ember and the Island of Lost Creatures by Jason Pamment (Allen & Unwin and Harper Alley) [9781761067488]
Ghost Book by Remy Lai (Allen & Unwin) [9781761291739]
Leaf-Light by Trace Balla (Allen & Unwin) [9781760526207]

Young Adult
Inferno Girl Red: Volume 1 by Erica D’Urso, Mat Groom, Igor Monti, Becca Carey (Image Comics) [9781534324817]
Nightwing Vol 3: The Battle for Bludhaven's Heart by Tom Taylor, Bruno Redondo (DC Comics) [9781779520166]
Women Who Were Kings 4: Catherine the Great by Queenie Chan (Bento Comics) [9781925376104]

Eventually Everything Connects by Sarah Firth (Allen & Unwin) [9781761068416]
Transhuman Vol 2 by Stephen Kok, Razz Tsolmon, Maria Arena (TL Creative) [9780648946786]
Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Phil Jimenez, Gene Ha, Nicola Scott (DC Comics) [9781779521354]

1 Comment

  1. Max Battistella

    I am so proud that Stephen Kok had his graphic novel Transhuman which was a esoteric look at the debate of what makes a person human when you can change your parts.

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