The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity by Mike Carey and Peter Gross sounded like one that I might enjoy.
Taylor is a minor celebrity -- not because of anything he did, but
because his father wrote an enormously popular series of novels
featuring boy wizard Tommy Taylor. Then, at the height of the series'
popularity, Tom's father disappeared. Now Tom, a disenfranchised young
adult, makes a living traveling around to conventions and such. He
resents his inability to disassociate himself from the fictional
character his father created, as well as the fact that his father
disappeared and yet left his estate tied up so that Tom can't access the
money. Then, one day, a young woman stands up at a routine Q&A
session and alleges that Tom Taylor is not who he says he is. This
results in mobs of angry fans rioting outside Tom's hotel room . . . but
the real danger for Tom may not be from obsessive fans, but from some
dark characters that seem to spring from the novels that Tom has always
believed were entirely fictional. The problem is, the lines between
reality and fiction are starting to become a little blurry. . . .
interesting premise. I have to say, I think I would like this better if
it were an ordinary book, rather than a graphic novel. The concept of
Tom Taylor as a sort of cross between Harry Potter, Christopher Robin
Milne, and the group of washed-up actors from the beginning of GalaxyQuest
appealed to me -- the execution of the story, not so much. I think it's
my usual impatience/difficulty with the graphic format, rather than
some failing in the graphic novel itself. If you enjoy graphic novels
and literary fantasy (and don't mind a touch of gore), this might be
perfect for you. As for me, I didn't hate it, but I probably won't read
the rest of the series.
(Reviewed from a copy borrowed through my library system.)