The Indie Comics & Graphic Works Bestseller List

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Based on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending August 19, 2012.

1. Are You My Mother?
Alison Bechdel, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $22, 9780618982509

2. Watchmen
Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, DC Comics, $19.99, 9780930289232

3. The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye
Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, Image Comics, $9.99, 9781582406725

4. Get Jiro!
Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose, Vertigo, $24.99, 9781401228279

5. Journalism
Joe Sacco, Metropolitan, $29, 9780805094862

6. Hark! A Vagrant
Kate Beaton, Drawn & Quarterly, $19.95, 9781770460607

7. The Adventures of TinTin in the Land of the Soviets
Hergé, Little Brown, $10.99, 9780316003742

8. The Walking Dead Volume 16: A Larger World
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Image Comics, $14.99, 9781607065593

9. Flannery O’Connor: The Cartoons
Flannery O’Connor, Fantagraphics, $22.99, 9781606994795

10. V for Vendetta
Alan Moore, David Lloyd (Illus.), Vertigo, $19.99, 9781401208417

11. Earth One
Geoff Johns, Gary Frank (Illus.), DC Comics, $22.99, 9781401232085

12. Bart Simpson: Out to Lunch
Matt Groening, Harper Design, $15.99, 9780062115331

13. Jerusalem: Chronicles From the Holy City
Guy Delisle, Drawn & Quarterly, $24.95, 9781770460713

14. Habibi
Craig Thompson, Pantheon, $35, 9780375424144

15. A Game of Thrones, Volume 1: The Graphic Novel
George R.R. Martin, Daniel Abraham (Adapt.), Tommy Patterson (Illus.), Bantam, $25, 9780440423218

16. Gonzo: A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson
Will Bingley, Anthony Hope-Smith (Illus.), Abrams Comicarts, $17.95, 9781419702426

17. Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life
Bryan Lee O’Malley, Oni Press, $11.99, 9781932664089

18. My Friend Dahmer
Derf Backderf, Abrams Comicarts, $17.95, 9781419702174

19. The Walking Dead Volume 2: Miles Behind Us
Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard (Illus.), Image Comics, $14.99, 9781582407753

20. The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media
Brooke Gladstone, Josh Neufeld, Norton, $16.95, 9780393342468

21. The Graphic Canon, Volume 1: From the Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons
Russ Kick, Seven Stories Press, $34.95, 9781609803766

22. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Frank Miller, DC Comics, $14.99, 9781563893421

23. Garfield Takes His Licks
Jim Davis, Ballantine, $14, 9780345525871

24. Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me
Harvey Pekar, J.T. Waldman (Illus.), Hill & Wang, $24.95, 9780809094820

25. Naruto, Volume 57
Masashi Kishimoto, Viz Media, $9.99, 9781421543062