My other favorite books from last few years are: Epileptic by David Dee and Black Hole by Charles Burns. Also, in the non-graphic novel but certainly comics area, meaning that it's a pamphlet-sized book, it's not a bound book with a spine, would be Or Else #2 by Kevin Huizenga, which is a story called Glorianna , which is just about the most amazing depiction of consciousness I've ever seen. It's really, really incredible. The whole book goes back and forth in time and changes the timeline; it all seems to be centered around this 'moment'; there's a fold-out page in the middle, which tries to depict the multilayered nature of a moment of awareness.
JM: Wow, is that available generally?
JA: Sure, yeah. It's probably not something you can pick up in your local Barnes and Noble, but you can get it online.