From that ‘new book smell’ to the soft rustling of pages to eye-catching cover designs, it's fair to say a book can be a very beautiful thing. And graphic novels are even more beautiful than most.
For a start, they're usually larger – all the better to show off their authors’ artistic abilities. Beyond that, graphic novels also offer something that ‘normal’ books can’t: new depths of meaning, told through the interplay of the artwork, text and layout. When it comes to non-fiction, they can also help convey complex ideas and theories in a way that's accessible.
Whatever your reading taste, we’ve gathered together ten of the most beautiful graphic novels ever made.