Sas & Yosh Recommends: 2
So lots of you may already know that Yoshie and I love Reading Graphic novels.
I first discovered them at university when I devoured my way through the whole Vertigo 'Sandman' series by @neilgaiman, and Yoshie growing up in Japan has spent her whole life loving reading Manga.
So we thought we would give you some tips and recommendations about our favourite comics and where to buy them.
There are lots of different Graphic novel publishers covering a huge amount of genres but my favourite recommendations are Vertigo and Image Comics.
Check out Sandman, Fables, Lucifer, Monstress or Saga.
All Mature readers with adult themes.
2. Comic Shops:
There are many many fabulous comic shops but our favourites are Forbidden Planet (there are lots of stores around the country) and @goshcomics in Soho.
Although it can feel a little like a different planet your 1st time inside a comic shop, people are super friendly and love helping you find what you are looking for.
Most comic shops will have a kids section too so just ask if you are looking for something for your small person!
3. Age Certificates:
A bit like movies comic books have age rated classifications.
ALL or E - Suitable for Everyone
A - Suitable for ages 9 and up
T+ or Teens - Age 12-13 and up
Parental Advisory - 15+
Mature Readers or Max - 18 and over.
4. Kids comics:
There are also some fab comics for kids on the market too. Most can be found in WHSmith or are available to subscribe to.
Our current favourites are 'Adventure Time' (Titan Comics) and 'The Phoenix' (Phoenix Comics) @phoenixcomicuk
The Phoenix publishes a number of cool graphic novels as well as a weekly comic full of different character stories.
Other cool unusual magazines for kids include 'Okido' exploring Art and Science, 'Dot', 'Anorak' magazine and 'Lotta' Magazine (Australian-ships internationally).
So there you go! A little introduction to some of our favourite comics, graphic novels and where you can get them.
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