Title List

100 Year-Old Wisdom

100 Year-Old Wisdom

Author:
Rebecca Roher
Artist:
Rebecca Roher

Online
Webcomics
Colour

Character descriptors:
Nonagenarians; Centenarians
Plot descriptors:
Interviews; Everyday Living; Biographies; Life Observations; Remembering

25 Years of Pickles: A Pickles Collection

25 Years of Pickles: A Pickles Collection

USA
Baobab Press
2015

Author:
Brian Crane
Artist:
Brian Crane

Print
Newspaper Strip Anthology
Black & White

Character descriptors:
Retirees; Grandparents; Married; Pet Owners
Plot descriptors:
Everyday Living; Vignettes; Humour; Family

Awards:
2001 – Best Newspaper Comic Strip – The National Cartoonist Society

Agrippina and the Ancestor

Agrippina and the Ancestor

France
Europe Comics
2016

Author:
Claire Bretécher
Artists:
Claire Bretécher; Calix Ltd (Lettering)

Translator:
Edward Gauvin

Digital
Graphic Novel
Colour

Character descriptors:
Great-Grandmother; Grandmother
Plot descriptors:
Humour; Intergenerational Relationships; Plastic Surgery; Long Term Care; Everyday Living; Family; Vignettes

Bingo Love

Bingo Love

United States
Image
2018

Author:
Tee Franklin
Artists:
Jenn St-Onge; Joy San (colorist); Cardinal Rae (Letterer)

Print
Graphic novel
Colour

Character descriptors:
LGBTQI; BIPOC; Mother; Married
Plot descriptors:
Everyday Living; Romance; Coming Out; Family

Awards:
2018 – Graphic Novel Diversity Award (Virginia Library Association)

Bird in a Cage

Bird in a Cage

Canada
Conundrum Press
2016

Author:
Rebecca Roher
Artist:
Rebecca Roher

Print
Graphic Novel
Black & White

Character descriptors:
Grandmother
Plot descriptors:
Memoir; Intergenerational Relationships; Long Term Care; Dementia; Family Caregiving; Death

Awards:
2014 – Winner, Best English Comic, Expozine; 2017 – Winner of the Doug Wright Award for Best Book

BL Metamophosis

BL Metamophosis

Japan
Seven Seas
2020 –

Author:
Kaori Tsurutani
Artist:
Kaori Tsurutani

Translator:
Jocelyne Allen

Digital; Print
Series
Black & White

Character descriptors:
Widow; Reader; Calligraphy Tutor
Plot descriptors:
Everyday Living; Friendship; Intergenerational Relationships

Blossoms in Autumn

Blossoms in Autumn

France
SelfMadeHero; Europe Comics
2019

Author:
Zidrou
Artist:
Aimée de Jongh

Translator:
Matt Madden

Digital; Print
Graphic novel
Colour

Character descriptors:
Unemployed; Cheesemaker; Former Model
Plot descriptors:
Everyday Living; Romance; Magical Realism; Sex; Family

Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?

Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?

USA
Bloomsbury
2014

Author:
Roz Chast
Artist:
Roz Chast

Print
Graphic Novel
Colour

Character descriptors:
Former Elementary School Assistant Principal; Mother; Father; Married; Hoarders
Plot descriptors:
Graphic Medicine; Memoirs; Humour; Dementia; Death; End of Life Care; Family Caregiving; Intergenerational Relationships; Aging at Home; Assisted Living

Awards:
2014 – #1 New York Times Bestseller; 2014 – National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction

Cassandra Darke

Cassandra Darke

Great Britain
Jonathan Cape
2018

Author:
Posy Simmonds
Artist:
Posy Simmonds

Print
Graphic novel
Colour

Character descriptors:
Art Dealer; Antiheroine
Plot descriptors:
Tragicomedy; Mystery; Intergenerational Relationships;

Awards:
2020 – Longlisted For The Comedy Women In Print Prize

Dad’s Not All There Any More: A Comic About Dementia

Dad’s Not All There Any More: A Comic About Dementia

UK
Singing Dragon
2016

Author:
Alex Demetris
Artist:
Alex Demetris

Print
Graphic Novel
Colour

Character descriptors:
Married; Father; Former Teacher
Plot descriptors:
Memoir; Graphic Medicine; Lewy Body Dementia; Family Caregiving; Parkinson’s Disease; Tragicomedy; Long Term Care

Displacement

Displacement

USA
Fantagraphics Books
2015

Author:
Lucy Knisley
Artist:
Lucy Knisley

Print
Graphic Novel
Colour

Character descriptors:
Grandparents; Former Soldier; Married
Plot descriptors:
Memoir; Travel; Intergenerational Relationships; Family Caregiving; Humour

George Sprott: 1894-1975

George Sprott: 1894-1975

Canada
Drawn & Quarterly
2009

Author:
Seth
Artist:
Seth

Print
Graphic Novel
Colour

Character descriptors:
TV Personality; Retiree; Father; Former Arctic Explorer
Plot descriptors:
Death; Remembering; Nostalgia; Vignettes

Awards:
2010 – Winner of the Doug Wright Award for Best Book; 2010 – Nominated for Best Cartoonist (for George Sprott: 1894-1975), Best Original Graphic Album, and Special Award for Excellence in Presentation (Harvey Awards)

Hey, Kiddo

Hey, Kiddo

USA
Scholastic
2019

Author:
Jarrett Krosoczka
Artist:
Jarrett Krosoczka

Digital; Print
Graphic Novel
Colour

Character descriptors:
Grandparents; Married; Caregivers; Factory Worker; Smokers
Plot descriptors:
Memoir; Tragicomedy; Family; Intergenerational Relationships

Awards:
2018 – Finalist, National Book Award for Young People’s Literature; 2019 – Book of the Year (Harvey Awards); 2019 – Golden Kite Award for Non-Fiction for Older Readers

Macaroni!

Macaroni!

Belgium
Europe Comics
2017

Author:
Thomas Campi
Artists:
Vincent Zabus; Calix Ltd (Lettering)

Translator:
Philippe Ghielmetti

Digital
Graphic Novel
Colour

Character descriptors:
Grandfather; Immigrant; Vegetable Gardener; Pig Owner; Former Coal Miner; Sick
Plot descriptors:
Biography; Intergenerational Relationship; Aging at Home; Remembering

Memories of a Crappy Pooch

Memories of a Crappy Pooch

Spain
Europe Comics
2017

Author:
Marta Alonso Berná
Artist:
Natalia Velarde (Lettering)

Translator:
Fiona Marshall

Digital
Graphic Novel
Colour

Character descriptors:
Dog Owner; Widow
Plot descriptors:
Tragicomedy; Friendship; Everyday Living; Remembering; Magical Realism

Mort Cinder

Mort Cinder

Argentina
Fantagraphics
2018

Author:
Héctor Oesterheld
Artist:
Alberto Breccia

Translator:
Erica Mena

Digital; Print
Newspaper Strip Anthology
Black & White

Character descriptors:
Antique Dealer; Sidekick
Plot descriptors:
Immortality; Adventure; Mystery; Horror

Nonnonba

Nonnonba

Japan
Drawn & Quarterly
2012

Author:
Shigeru Mizuki
Artist:
Shigeru Mizuki

Translator:
Jocelyne Allen

Print
Graphic Novel
Black & White

Character descriptors:
Storyteller; Mentor
Plot descriptors:
Memoir; Yokai; Japanese Folklore; Intergenerational Relationships; Everyday Living; Humour

Awards:
2013 – Nominated for Eisner Award (U.S. Edition of International Material – Asia)

Old Farts

Old Farts

Great Britain
Centrala
2017

Author:
Sorina Vazelina
Artist:
Sorina Vazelina

Print
Graphic novel
Colour

Character descriptors:
Plot descriptors:
Short Stories; Life Observations; Humour; Romania

Old Geezers

Old Geezers

France
Ablaze; Europe Comics
2019; 2017

Author:
Wilfrid Lupano
Artist:
Paul Cauuet

Translator:
Montana Kane

Digital; Print
Series
Colour

Character descriptors:
Activists; Former Sailor; Widower
Plot descriptors:
Everyday Living; Humour; Friendship; Intergenerational Relationships; Remembering

Sea of Love

Sea of Love

France
Magnetic Press
2018

Author:
Wilfrid Lupano
Artist:
Gre?gory Panaccione

Translator:
Mike Kennedy (Localization and layout)

Digital; Print
Graphic Novel
Colour

Character descriptors:
Fisherman; Married
Plot descriptors:
Wordless; Humour; Magical Realism; Romance; Travel

Awards:
2019 – Nominated for 2019 Eisner Awards: Best Painter/Multimedia Artist, Best Publication Design, and Best U.S. Edition of International Material

Seniors' Discount: A For Better or For Worse Collection

Seniors’ Discount: A For Better or For Worse Collection

USA
Andrews McMeel
2007

Author:
Lynn Franks Johnston
Artist:
Lynn Franks Johnston

Print
Newspaper Strip Anthology
Colour; Black & White

Character descriptors:
Grandfather; Married
Plot descriptors:
Everyday Living; Vignettes; Humour; Family

Special Exits

Special Exits

USA
Fantagraphics Books
2010

Author:
Joyce Farmer
Artist:
Joyce Farmer

Print
Graphic Novel
Black & White

Character descriptors:
Father; Stepmother; Blind; Cat Owners; Married
Plot descriptors:
Graphic Medicine; Memoir; Family Caregiving; Intergenerational Relationships; Aging at Home; End of Life Care; Death; Tragicomedy

Awards:
2010 – Nominated for the 2010 National Cartoonists Society Division Award for Graphic Novels

Sunny Side Up

Sunny Side Up

USA
Scholastic
2015

Author:
Jennifer L. Holm
Artist:
Matthew Holm

Digital; Print
Graphic Novel
Colour

Character descriptors:
Grandfather; Retiree; Smoker
Plot descriptors:
Everyday Living; Humour; Retirement Community; Intergenerational Relationships; Florida

T!m G!nger

T!m G!nger

United States
Top Shelf
2015

Author:
Julian Hanshaw
Artist:
Julian Hanshaw

Print
Graphic novel
Colour

Character descriptors:
Widower; Former Pilot; Writer;
Plot descriptors:
Childlessness; Magical Realism; Travel; Romance

Awards:
2015 – British Comic Award (Finalist); 2016 LA Times Book Prize (Finalist)

Tangles: A Story about Alzheimer’s, my Mother, and Me

Tangles: A Story about Alzheimer’s, my Mother, and Me

Canada
Broadview Press
2010

Author:
Sarah Leavitt
Artist:
Sarah Leavitt

Print
Graphic Novel
Black & White

Character descriptors:
Mother
Plot descriptors:
Graphic Medicine; Memoir; Alzheimer’s Disease; Family Caregiving; Intergenerational Relationships; Death; Long-Term Care

Awards:
2010 – Finalist for the Writers’ Trust of Canada Non-fiction Prize; 2011 – Winner, CBC Bookie award for Best Comic or Graphic Novel

The Property

The Property

Israel
Drawn & Quarterly
2013

Author:
Rutu Modan
Artist:
Rutu Modan

Translator:
Jessica Cohen

Digital; Print
Graphic Novel
Colour

Character descriptors:
Grandmother; Jewish;
Plot descriptors:
Tragicomedy; Travel; Remembering; Family; Poland; World War Two; Romance

Awards:
2013 – Outstanding Graphic Novel (Ignatz Award); 2014 – Nominated for Eisner Award (Best Album: New)

The Song of Roland

The Song of Roland

Canada
Conundrum Press
2012

Author:
Michel Rabagliati
Artist:
Michel Rabagliati

Translator:
Helge Dascher

Print
Graphic novel
Black & White

Character descriptors:
Father-in-law; Sick
Plot descriptors:
Everyday Living; Family; Intergenerational Relationships;

Awards:
2013 – Winner of the Doug Wright Award for Best Book

Things to Do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park … When You're 29 and Unemployed

Things to Do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park … When You’re 29 and Unemployed

United Kingdom
Myriad Editions
2012

Author:
Aneurin Wright
Artist:
Aneurin Wright

Print
Graphic Novel
Colour

Character descriptors:
Anthropomorphized Rhinocerous; Father; Former Smoker; Divorcé
Plot descriptors:
Graphic Medicine; End of Life Care; Family Caregiving; Emphysema; Memoir

Upgrade Soul

Upgrade Soul

USA
Lion Forge Comics
2018

Author:
Ezra Claytan Daniels
Artists:
Ezra Claytan Daniels; Joy San (colorist); Deron Bennett (Letterer)

Digital; Print
Graphic Novel
Colour

Character descriptors:
Geneticist; Writer; Married; BIPOC
Plot descriptors:
Science Fiction; Thriller; Death; Transhumanism; Medical Experiments; Family; Ethics

Awards:
2017 – Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics

When David Lost His Voice

When David Lost His Voice

Netherlands
SelfMadeHero
2012

Author:
Judith Vanistendael
Artist:
Judith Vanistendael

Translator:
Nora Mahony

Digital; Print
Graphic Novel
Colour

Character descriptors:
Married; Grandfather; Bookseller
Plot descriptors:
Graphic Medicine; Family; Terminal Cancer; Death; Intergenerational Relationships

Awards:
2014 – Nominated for an Eisner Award (Best Writer/Artist; Best Painter/Multimedia Artist; Best US Edition of International Material)

While the King of Prussia was Waging War, Who Do You Think Was Darning His Socks?

While the King of Prussia was Waging War, Who Do You Think Was Darning His Socks?

France
Europe Comics
2017

Author:
Zidrou
Artists:
Roger ; Sylvain Dumas (Letterer)

Translator:
Joseph Laredo

Digital
Graphic Novel
Colour

Character descriptors:
Widow; Caregiver; Mother;
Plot descriptors:
Everyday Living; Drama; Family Caregiving; Intergenerational Relationship

Wrinkles

Wrinkles

Spain
Fantagraphics Books
2016

Author:
Paco Roca
Artist:
Paco Roca

Translator:
Erica Mena

Print
Graphic novel
Colour

Character descriptors:
Former Bank Manager; Trickster
Plot descriptors:
Tragicomedy; Friendship; Graphic Medicine; Assisted Living; Alzheimer’s Disease

Awards:
2008 – National Comic Award (Spain); 2017 – Nominated for Eisner Award (Best US Edition of International Material)