Monday, April 16, 2012

Comics and graphic novels

Those of you who like to read webcomics might want to check out Unshelved, a funny webcomic set at a public library.

If you prefer print comics and graphic novels, try searching for "Graphic novels" or "Comic books, strips, etc." in the library's catalog. A few works we have that I recommend:
  • Neil Gaiman's Sandman series - A dark, strange, and interesting series starring the Endless, beings who embody various natural forces. The series' main character is Dream.
  • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang - This book features three seemingly separate stories, one about a boy who is the only Chinese-American student at his school, one about the Monkey King, and one about a high school student named Danny, who is horribly embarrassed by Chin-Kee, his cousin, who is the embodiment of every negative Chinese stereotype.
  • The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi - A memoir of growing up in Iran and of being Iranian.
  • Maus by Art Spiegelman - A graphic novel about the Holocaust, as experienced by Spiegelman's parents.
Do you have any favorite graphic novels or webcomics?

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