Knickers (or Nick-Knack. It varies by day) got me hugely turned on to graphic novels. I recently plowed through these and strongly suggest them to... well, anyone and everyone:Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
Blankets by Portland author Craig Thompson (while you're at it, you should also check out his other book Good-bye, Chunky Rice).
Both memoirs. Both easily the best books I've touched all year (and maybe even the year before that, and the year before that...)
I cried like a baby. You will too.
Photos from Wikipedia