Graphic Novels

Read Comics in Public Day

Did you know August 28 is Read Comics in Public Day? Whether you’re a longstanding fan of illustrated reads or a novice, the library has a title for you! Be sure to participate on August 28 and show your comic book pride!

Here are a few fast reads worth your time. Some titles below were pulled from Paste Magazine and Time:

The Dark Knight at your library

Many are raving about the newest Batman movie currently in theaters. Whether you’re waiting to see the movie or can’t get enough, we have just the treat for you!
The library has a variety Batman graphic novels to suit your fancy. Listed below are highlights from our collection. Check out our catalog for more or visit your local library.

Before The Hunger Games

Battle Royale 1 Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy and the movie adaptation have been a huge success! While you are waiting for the next movie to come out or for your hold to be filled, we have a treat for you! 

Want More Avengers?

The Avengers movie is a big hit at the box office and shall continue being successful as we inch into summer! There is hints to a sequel in the works but why wait another year when you can check out Avengers titles from your library?

The library has many Avengers graphic novels available at your finger tip! Check out our online catalog or start off with one of these:

Avengers Origins Avengers

New Graphic Novels for Teens

I'm Batman! by ShellySGraphic novels are really a format and not a genre.  Graphic novels can feature non-fiction stories like, for example, biographies and histories.  Graphic novels can also feature fiction stories of any number of genres – like realistic fiction, science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, and many, many more.  Whether you’re already an avid graphic novel reader or you’re interested in giving graphic novels a chance, you might consider looking for one of these books that have just come out or are new to our shelves.  What do you recommend?

Every Day is Free Comic Book Day at your library!

Did you know Saturday, May 5th, is Free Comic Book Day? Comic Book shops across the nation participate in this day to bring new faces to their businesses and inspire new readers. This is a great chance to receive a free and cool book; but don't forget your library also has graphic novels available for free (as long as you return them back on time!). Stop by the library to browse the shelves or search our catalog to see what own system-wide.

Something about Nothing: Harvey Pekar and Slice of Life

Cover Art: The Quitter by Harvey Pekar, Art by Dean HaspielGone are the days when people with both a weakness for comic books and aspirations of becoming “serious” writers had to slink across town and hope no one they knew drove past as they walked out of the shop with the latest issue of Zap! or Weirdo wrapped in plain brown paper (to give it that little extra patina of shame).

I miss those days.

Drawing Comics

Do you appreciate graphic novels for their illustrative quality? Do you have a knack for drawing too?

Consider honing your skills with the library's collection of drawing manuals; go even further with our cartooning manuals!

Listed below are just highlights of our collection. Be sure to check out the online catalog for more titles!

Before Watchmen

WatchmenWatchmen fans will be excited to know a prequel series is expected to be released later this year! Before Watchmen is a collection of 7 miniseries with stories and illustrations done by various individuals including Brian Azzarello and Darwyn Cooke.

New Year, New Tokyopop?

TokyopopLast year brought many tears to lovers of Tokyopop, a manga publisher that stopped production in late Spring.

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