Five graphic novels just right for Halloween

Posted 29-10-2020 by Marion in Allgemein / 3 Comments

Hello, sweetpeas!

I know now this is almost a little late but I rearranged my bookshelf yesterday and I thought, “Hey, some of those graphic novels I’m putting to the other shelf would be perfect for this time! Maybe my blog people would like them too!”

So, here they are. Maybe there is something for you on this list!

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks


A small story about two friends, Deja and Josiah, that are working at a pumpkin patch before college. It’s their very last day and they are going on a hunt across the whole patch so Josiah can finally talk to that girl he has been admiring from afar. Pumpkin schenenigans ensue.

It’s a cute story with likeable characters. It’s funny and sweet and I really wish Halloween was a thing around here, so I could go to a pumpkin patch and eat delicious sweets and drink cider and actually go on a hayride.

The Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag

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In Aster’s family the girls are learning to be witches and the boys shapeshift. But Aster still hasn’t shifted and he is really interested in all the spells his sister learns. But learning the magic of the girls is forbitten and might mean exile for Aster. So he practises in secret and when a mysterious stranger appears and threatens the other boys, Aster’s witch magic might be the only chance they have…

This is actually the first graphic novel I ever bought. It’s so great and magical with amazing graphics and even some LGBTQ+ representation thrown in. It’s about friendship and bravery and finding your calling and persuing what you love against all odds.

Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol


Anya’s life is not easy. She’s self-conscious about her body, embarrassed by her family and being a child of immigrants makes it harder for her to fit in, since she’s pretty much stuck between two cultures. That she falls down a well is just another setback. But down in the well Anya makes a new friend – who is a ghost. And having a ghost as a BFF does definitely have its perks. But unfortunately that new friendship also has its downsides…

Anya’s Ghost is a proper ghoststory! It definitely gave me creepy feelings, especially because Anya’s new ghost friend just rubbed me the wrong way. It’s definitely a great graphic novel, perfect for this time and perfect for people that want to feel uneasy.


This graphic novel is a collection of five stories. Five horror stories.

I read that when I was alone at home one night and boy, was I creeped out. That one definitely gives you all the spooky and creepy feelings.

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

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Because Cat’s sister Maya has cystic fibrosis the whole family moves to Bahía de la Luna, a foggy, windy town at the Californian coast. Cat is not happy with the move and the new town, especially not after the new neighbour mentiones that there are ghosts all over the place.

I loved this one. Granted, it’s more about ghosts and the ones that passed than Halloween but it also has a lot about Mexican culture and the Dìa de los Muertes. As an older sister I found Cat so relateable and I loved the bond she had with her sister, even though they were so different. I would definitely wanna visit Bahía de la Luna and go on one of Carlos’ ghost tours and visit all the haunted places.

Do you know any of those graphic novels on the list? Do you have something to add?

3 responses to “Five graphic novels just right for Halloween

  1. Ohh, great choices, I agree with them all! I would add The Witches, the Hilda series, Frankie and the Creepy Cute Critters, The Weirn Books, Vol.1, and Baba Yaga’s Assistant. I could probably find some more, but let’s keep it at these. 🙂

      • Haha, yeah, sorry I read too many spooky/spoopy GNs. 😅 I hope you find something new to read, Baba Yaga’s assistant is 👻😍.

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