If you like comics, manga, or anime, then LFPL has just the thing for you!
Graphic Novel Discussion Group @ the Main Library
Moderator: Anthony Buchanan – 574-1611
Meets at the Main Library on the second Monday every month.
Upcoming meetings will take place on the following dates:
Monday, November 13, 2017 – Archie Comics
**Note: The CW’s Riverdale will begin it’s second season on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at 8 p.m.**
Monday, December 11, 2017 – Runaways by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona
**Note: Runaways is scheduled to premiere on Hulu on Tuesday, November 21, 2017**
Monday, January 8, 2018 – Retcons, Reboots, and Rebrands
As part of LFPL’s New Year, New You, New Gadgets Month, we will discuss how continuity, legacy, and change shape the stories told in comics.
Monday, February 12, 2018 – Black Panther Party
Join us as we discuss the iconic Marvel Comics character Black Panther.
**Note: The Black Panther feature film will be released the following Friday on February 16, 2018**
*** Check out our Suggested Reading Lists ***
Types of Comics
- What is the difference between a comic book, manga, or graphic novel?
- What is a digital comic?
If you wonder about such distinctions, check out our glossary!
We have comics in other languages besides English!
Our largest collections are in French (bandes dessinées)
Located in the Main Library’s International Collection.
and Spanish (tebeos)
You can browse LFPL’s selections by clicking here.
Did you know that even The Mayor’s Book Club has read Graphic Novels?
One month The Mayor’s Book Club read Marjane Satrapi‘s Persepolis. The traditional book format – text only – form the majority of the Group’s book selections. As such, the graphic format was a novel departure for many members.
The Club used the Read Your Way Around the World book list to make it’s selection.
Like Persepolis, each tells the story of a unique culture in undeniably powerful ways.
Do you love anime? Manga? Japanese culture? Then join one of our Anime Clubs. Check out this list of upcoming programs to find one near you!
And check out the Manga and Anime FAQ created by Katherine Skaggs, Library Assistant at the Highlands-Shelby Park Branch!
Eisner Awards Winners for 2017
Best Short Story
“Good Boy,” by Tom King and David Finch, in Batman Annual #1 (DC)
Best Single Issue/One-Shot
Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In, by Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer, and Jill Thompson (Dark Horse)
Best Continuing Series
Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)
Best Limited Series
The Vision, by Tom King and Gabriel Walta (Marvel)
Best New Series
Black Hammer, by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston (Dark Horse)
Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea, by Ben Clanton (Tundra)
Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12)
Ghosts, by Raina Telgemeier (Scholastic)
Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, by Ryan North and Erica Henderson (Marvel)
Best Humor Publication
Jughead, by Chip Zdarsky, Ryan North, Erica Henderson, and Derek Charm (Archie)
Love Is Love, edited by Sarah Gaydos and Jamie S. Rich (IDW/DC)
Best Reality-Based Work
March (Book Three), by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Top Shelf)
Best Graphic Album—New
Wonder Woman: The True Amazon by Jill Thompson (DC Comics)
Best Graphic Album—Reprint
Demon, by Jason Shiga (First Second)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material
Moebius Library: The World of Edena, by Jean “Moebius” Giraud et al. (Dark Horse)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia
The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, by Sonny Liew (Pantheon)
Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips (at least 20 years old)
Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, Colorful Cases of the 1930s, edited by Peter Maresca (Sunday Press)
Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books (at least 20 Years Old)
The Complete Wimmen’s Comix, edited by Trina Robbins, Gary Groth, and J. Michael Catron (Fantagraphics)
Brian K. Vaughan, Paper Girls, Saga (Image)
Sonny Liew, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye (Pantheon)
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team
Fiona Staples, Saga (Image)
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)
Jill Thompson, Wonder Woman: The True Amazon (DC); Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In (Dark Horse)
Best Cover Artist (for multiple covers)
Fiona Staples, Saga (Image)
Matt Wilson, Cry Havoc, Paper Girls, The Wicked + The Divine (Image); Black Widow, The Mighty Thor, Star-Lord (Marvel)
Todd Klein, Clean Room, Dark Night, Lucifer (Vertigo/DC); Black Hammer (Dark Horse)
Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism
The A.V. Club comics coverage, including Comics Panel, Back Issues, and Big Issues, by Oliver Sava et al., www.avclub.com
Best Comics-Related Book
Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White, by Michael Tisserand (Harper)
Best Academic/Scholarly Work
Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation, by Carolyn Cocca (Bloomsbury)
Best Publication Design
The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, designed by Sonny Liew (Pantheon)
Best Digital Comic
Bandette, by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (Monkeybrain/comiXology)
Hall of Fame
- Milt Gross
- H. G. Peter
- Antonio Prohias
- Dori Seda
- Gilbert Hernandez
- Jaime Hernandez
- George Pérez
- Walt Simonson
- Jim Starlin
Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award:
Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing:
Jack Kirby, William Messner-Loebs
Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award:
Mark Andreyko, Joe Ferrara
Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award:
Comicazi: Robert Howard, David Lockwood, Michael Burke, Somerville, MA