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
Upcoming meetings will take place on the following dates:
September 8, 2014 - Dark Horse Comics
October 13, 2014 - Ghost Stories
Check out our Suggested Reading Lists!
Check out our sister blog for Teens at LFPL.
Anime Clubs at LFPL
LFPL has five Anime Clubs, one at each of the following branches:
- Teen Outpost (located at Highlands-Shelby Park)
- Teen Underground (located at the Main Branch)
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!
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.
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‘s Deogratias: 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.
Below are the winners for 2014, announced on July 25th.
Best Short Story: “Untitled,” by Gilbert Hernandez, in Love and Rockets New Stories #6 (Fantagraphics Books)
Best Single Issue (or One-Shot): Hawkeye #11, Pizza is My Business, by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel Comics)
Best Continuing Series: Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
Best New Series: Sex Criminals, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky (Image Comics)
Best Limited Series: The Wake, by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy (DC Comics)
Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7): Itty Bitty Hellboy, by Art Baltazar and Franco (Dark Horse Comics)
Best Publication for Kids (ages 8–12): The Adventures of Super Hero Girl Time, by Faith Erin Hicks (Dark Horse Comics)
Best Publication for Teens (ages 13–17): Battling Boy, by Paul Pope (First Second)
Best Humor Publication: Vader’s Little Princess, by Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle Books)
Best Digital Comic: The Oatmeal, by Matthew Inman
Best Anthology: Dark Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson (Dark Horse Comics)
Best Reality-Based Work: The Fifth Beatle, by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson, and Kyle Baker (Dark Horse Comics)
Best Graphic Album—New: The Property, by Rutu Modan (Drawn & Quarterly)
Best Adaptation from Another Medium: Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground, adapted by Darwyn Cooke (IDW Publishing)
Best Graphic Album—Reprint: RASL, by Jeff Smith (Cartoon Books)
Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips: Tarzan: The Russ Manning Strips, Vol. 1, edited by Dean Mullaney (IDW Publishing)
Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books: Will Eisner’s The Spirit: Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW Publishing)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material: Goddamn This War!, by Jaques Tardi and Jean-Piere Verney (Fantagraphics Books)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia: The Mysterious Underground Men, by Osamu Tezuka (Picturebox)
Best Writer: Brian K. Vaughan, Saga (Image Comics)
Best Writer/Artist: Jaime Hernandez, Love and Rockets New Stories, Vol. 6 (Fantagraphics Books)
Best Penciler/Inker : Sean Murphy, The Wake (DC Comics)
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: Fiona Staples, Saga (Image Comics)
Best Cover Artist: David Aja, Hawkeye (Marvel Comics)
Best Coloring: Jordie Bellaire, The Manhattan Projects, Nowhere Men, Pretty Deadly, Zero, (Image Comics), The Massive (Dark Horse Comics), Tom Strong (DC Comics), X-Files Season 10 (IDW Publishing),Captain Marvel, Journey into Mystery (Marvel Comcis), Numbercruncher (Titan Books), Quantum and Woody (Valiant Entertainment)
Best Lettering: Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground (IDW Publishing)
Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism: Comic Book Resources, produced by Jonah Weiland
Best Comics-Related Book: Genius Illustrated, the Life and Art of Alex Toth, designed by Dean Mullaney (IDW Publishing)
Best Scholarly/Academic Work: Black Comics:The Politics of Race and Representation, edited by Sheena C. Howard and Ronald L. Jackson II (Bloombury)
Best Publication Design: Genius Illustrated, the Life and Art of Alex Toth, designed by Dean Mullaney (IDW Publishing)
Hall of Fame: Orrin C. Evans, Irwin Hasen, Sheldon Moldoff, Hayao Miyazaki, Alan Moore, Dennis O’Neil, Bernie Wrightson
Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award: Aaron Conley, Sabertooth Swordsman
Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award: Joe Field
Bill Finger Excellence in Comic Book Writing Award: Robert Kanigher, Bill Mantlo, Jack Mendelsohn