In this class, we've studied pieces with vastly different art styles ranging from Maus's more symbolic, sketchy drawings to Ghost World's more realistic ones.
Personally, my favorite is Epileptic's. I admire how David B. creates so much symbolism in his art. For example, for depicting epilepsy, he uses a snake/dragon-like monster that penetrates his brother's body. It really shows how strongly he feels about epilepsy and the state of his brother's disease, and the best thing is that he doesn't mention the correlation between the monster and epilepsy in his text. He leaves it up to us to deduce that metaphoric relationship. Furthermore, when someone is angry or frustrated, he doesn't elaborate on it in the text. He uses art: often, the lines on the character's face become more bold, sketchy and angular. The words and art compliment each other, each one contributing to the story.
In other graphic novels, like Fun Home, the text dominates and the art just doesn't seem to add much to the story. In Ghost World and Watchmen, I feel that it's the color scheme that contributes to the story by creating a mood, not the actual drawings themselves. Or maybe I'm being to critical and unobservant? What do you all think?