Comics and Manga

If you like comics, manga, or anime and want to discuss them with others, LFPL has just the thing for you!


Graphic Novel Discussion Group

Moderator:  Anthony Buchanan – (502) 574-1611

We meet every month on the second Monday at the Main Branch (located at 301 York Street). Each meeting starts at 7:00 PM.

Upcoming meetings will take place on the following dates:

July 14, 2014Batman: The First 75 Years


There will be a Batman Trivia Quiz at the July meeting!  

Anyone who comes to the meeting, takes a copy of the quiz, and returns the quiz at August’s meeting will be eligible for FREE COMICS as the prize.

August 11, 2014 - Image Comics


September 8, 2014Dark Horse Comics

October 13, 2014Ghost Stories


Check out our Suggested Reading Lists!


Black Cartoonists, Animation, and Comics

When:  Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 2:00 PM4:00 PM

Where:  Bon Air Branch

What:  A panel of Black artists will be sharing their experiences and creative insight.




Check out our sister blog for Teens at LFPL.

It has some interesting articles and info about comics and anime at a local branch near you!

 Anime Clubs at LFPL

LFPL has five Anime Clubs, one at each of the following branches:

As well, the Bon Air Branch has a Teen Book Club that regularly discusses manga and anime titles.

For upcoming meetings times, click here.

Check out the Manga and Anime FAQ created by LFPL staff member Katherine.


Even the Mayor’s Book Club reads Graphic Novels!

Members of the Mayor’s Book Club read Marjane Satrapi‘s Persepolis.

The traditional book format – text only – form the majority of the Club’s book selections. As such, the graphic format was a novel departure for many members.

To help participants who were unfamiliar with how graphic novels work, a short introduction was posted on the book club’s blog, Book Talk.

The Club pulls its selections from LFPL’s Read Your Way Around the World book list. Two other graphic novels on the list are Gene Luen Yang‘s American Born Chinese and Jean-Philippe Stassen‘sDeogratias: A Tale of Rwanda. Like Persepolis, each tells the story of a unique culture in undeniably powerful ways.


The Eisner Awards are the comic industry’s most important honor. They are awarded every year at the San Diego Comic-Con International.

You can find the entire list of nominees and winners by clicking here.

The RetailerIconInkpotClampettFinger, and Manning awards are also listed.