The Top 50 Graphic Novels in Canada, courtesy of BookManager. This list is accurate for the week ending November 10. The full list is available here. The list is compiled by BookManager based on sales through independent bookstores. Sales through comic shops and larger retailers like Chapters-Indigo and Walmart are not reflected in this list. For balance, you might want to try the and Chapters-Indigo lists.

Top 50 Comics and Graphic Novels in Canada

1. Senior’s Discount: A FBOFW Collection, Lynn Johnston (Andrews McMeel)
2. Naruto Vol. 21, Masashi Kishimoto Frances Wall (VIZ)
3. Naruto Vol. 24, Masashi Kishimoto Frances Wall (VIZ)
4. Naruto Vol. 19, Masashi Kishimoto Frances Wall (VIZ)
5. Naruto Vol. 23, Masashi Kishimoto Frances Wall (VIZ)
6. Naruto Vol. 22, Masashi Kishimoto Frances Wall (VIZ)
7. Schulz and Peanuts, David Michaelis (Harpercollins)
8. Garfield Goes Bananas, Jim Davis (Random House)
9. Naruto Vol. 20, Masashi Kishimoto Frances Wall (VIZ)
10. Tsubasa 15: Reservoir Chronicle, Clamp (Random House)
11. Teaching: Is a Learning Experience!, Lynn Johnston (Andrews McMeel)
12. The Far Side Scared Silly: 2008 Desk Calendar, Gary Larson (Andrews McMeel)
13. Garfield Fat Cat 3-Pack, Jim Davis (Random House)
14. Herman: Living With Animals, Jim Unger (ECW Press)
15. Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born, David & Furth (Diamond)
16. Naruto Vol. 17, Masashi Kishimoto Frances Wall (VIZ)
17. Naruto Vol. 15 , Masashi Kishimoto (VIZ)
18. Naruto, Vol. 1, Masashi Kishimoto (VIZ)
19. Vampire Knight, Vol 2, Matsuri Hino (VIZ)
20. Bleach Vol. 21, Tite Kubo Frances Wall (VIZ)
21. Vampire Knight, Vol. 3, Matsuri Hino Megan Bates (VIZ)
22. Kitchen Princess 4, Natsumi Ando Miyuki Kobayashi (Random House)
23. Naruto Vol. 18, Masashi Kishimoto Frances Wall (VIZ)
24. Death Note, Volume 1, Tsugumi Ohba Takeshi Obata (VIZ)
25. Naruto Vol. 16, Masashi Kishimoto Frances Wall (VIZ)
26. The Best of Pokemon Adventures: Red:Red, Hidenori Kusaka Mato (VIZ)
27. Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1: The Long Way Home: Season Eight, Joss Whedon et al (Dark Horse)
28. Naruto, Volume 2: Vol. 2, Masashi Kishimoto (VIZ)
29. And When She Opened the Closet, All the Clothes Were Polyester, Bill Amend (Andrews McMeel)
30. Tsubasa 14: Reservoir Chronicle , Clamp (Random House)
31. Garfield Blots Out the Sun, Jim Davis (Random House)
32. Fruits Basket 17, Natsuki Takaya (Tokyopop)
33. Fall In Love Like a Comic Vol. 1, Chitose Yagami Nancy Thistethwaite (VIZ)
34. The Far Side Scared Silly: 2008 Mini Wall Calendar, Gary Larson (Andrews McMeel)
35. The Best of Pokemon Adventures: Yellow:Yellow Hidenori Kusaka Mato (VIZ)
36. Dilbert: 2008 Day-to-Day Calendar, Scott Adams (Andrews McMeel)
37. Bleach, Volume 1, Tite Kubo (VIZ)
38. Alternative Zits: A Zits Treasury, Jim Borgman Jerry Scott (Andrews McMeel)
39. Vampire Knight, Volume 1, Matsuri Hino (VIZ)
40. Bleach Vol 19, Tite Kubo (VIZ)
41. Naruto Vol 14, Masashi Kishimoto (VIZ)
42. Big Beastly Book of Bart Simpson, Matt Groening (Harpercollins)
43. Fruits Basket Fan Book Neko Ca, Natsuki Takaya (Tokyopop)
44. Hobbit Graphic Novel, Tolkien et al (Harpercollins Uk)
45. Asterix and the Falling Sky, Albert Uderzo Anthea Bell (Orion)
46. Psycho Busters 1, Akinari Nao Yuya Aoki (Random House)
47. 30 Days of Night, Steve Niles Ben Templesmith (IDW)
48. Naruto, Volume 13, Masashi Kishimoto (VIZ)
49. D. Gray-man Vol. 7, Hoshino Katsura Frances Wall (VIZ)
50. One Piece Vol. 16, Eiichiro Oda Beth Kawasaki (VIZ)

Now, if you remove the strip collections, it’s basically an all manga list, with Naruto ruling the roost, as it does in the U.S. The kids love manga! If you remove translations, including manga, it’s basically an all U.S. list, with a few exceptions. To come up with a top-20 ranking of books by Canadian creators, you have to dig much deeper into the list: Lynn Johnston’s Senior’s Discount is the actual #1, whereas Dramacon 2 (#21) comes in around the 1000 mark. There are several D+Q books by foreign creators (Moomin, Adrian Tomine, Rutu Modan) that would also rank high on this list if I was counting publishers. Ditto anthologies like Flight or the various Simpson collections (or Pia Guerra’s art in Y: The Last Man).

Canadian Top 20

1. Senior’s Discount, Lynn Johnston (Andrews McMeel)
2. Teaching: Is a Learning Experience!, Lynn Johnston (Andrews McMeel)
3. For Better or For Worse: 2008 Day-to-Day Calendar, Lynn Johnston
4. The Plain Janes, Cecil Castellucci et al (DC/Minx)
5. Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography, Chester Brown (D+Q)
6. She’s Turning into One of Them!, Lynn Johnston (Andrews McMeel)
7. I Love My Grandpa, Lynn Johnston Andie Parton (Andrews McMeel)
8. Graphic Witness: Four Wordless Graphic Novels, George A Walker (Firefly)
9. Remembering Farley, Lynn Johnston Velda Johnston (Andrews McMeel)
10. The Big 5-0, Lynn Johnston (Andrews McMeel)
11. Never Wink at a Worried Woman, Lynn Johnston (Andrews McMeel)
12. White Rapids, Pascal Blanchet (D+Q)
13. Essex County 2: Ghost Stories, Jeff Lemire (Top Shelf)
14. Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea, Guy Delisle (D+Q)
15. Shenzhen: A Travelogue from China, Guy Delisle (D+Q)
16. Dramacon 1, Svetlana Chmakova (Tokyopop)
17. Northwest Passage: The Annotated Collection, Scott Chantler
18. Essex County Vol. 1: Tales From the Farm, Jeff Lemire (Top Shelf)
19. What Next, Aislin (Mcarthur & Company)
20. With This Ring, Lynn Johnston (Andrews McMeel)