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Happy Birthday Frank Miller!

Today is author and illustrator Frank Miller's birthday! Many of you may recognize his stylized work in major motion films such as 300 or Sin City. He is most famous for his dark illustrations and his contributions to the Batman canon.

Here are a few facts by the multi-talented artist: 

ReaderNation 2009 Winners

Thanks to all who participated in the 2009 Adult Summer Reading Program! We look forward to reading with you all again in Summer 2010!

ReaderNation 2009 Winners

Essential Graphic Novels by DC Comics

DC Comics, an international favorite publisher of graphic novels, has a list of 30 Essential Graphic Novels that contains must-read titles for graphic novel novices and aficionados. Listed below are my picks from the list. 

New Graphic Novels @ HCPL

Greetings! It is that time again to showcase some of our new titles added to our graphic novels family. For an expanded list of graphic novels, check out our Adult and Young Adult new non-fiction titles.

New York Times' Bestsellers in Graphic Novels

To spice up our weekly graphic novel posts, I am combining the New York Times' posts into one monthly post covering hardcovers, paperbacks, and manga novels.

Harris County Public Library's Year in Review

Thank you to all our patrons and staff for making 2009 a memorable and eventful year! 

All-Time Classic Comics: Garfield

In 2008, the worldly popular comic series by Jim Davis, Garfield, celebrated its 30th anniversary. Although you might not have read the series, you most likely are familiar with the mischeivous and lazy orange feline.

Here is a timeline of major events for the beloved series (more facts can be seen here): 

1978- Garfield first debuts in 41 newspapers

1980- The first book, Garfield at Large,  is published and is on the New York Times' bestseller list.

1982- Here Comes Garfield airs on television

Anthologies & Short Stories in Graphic Novels

Do you find it difficult to complete a novel whether it is due to time constraints or a short attention span?

If so, consider reading graphic novels that are composed of short stories! I personally find reading comic shorts more invigorating as I rarely have the desire to sit in one place for more than an hour.

Included in this post are suggested titles that contain short stories. Do you not like what you see? Feel free to comment any suggestions or authors you like!

Holiday Stress Buster: Paper Crafts

Tis the season to be jolly, not be broke!
Here is a simple list of paper crafts you can do to de-stress, save a few dollars, and be green. As you can see from the photo below, I took a poster (actually 2 posters) to make bows and an envelope. If you have an old magazine lying around, check out the tutorials below to see how you can re-fashion it to something new. This is also an excellent craft to do with kids and teens. Also, check out the books below for other eco-friendly and simple crafts to do for the holidays and year-round.

Before and After

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