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:
- September 12, 2016 – Understanding Comics
Plus: Local artist Kevlen Goodner — a.k.a. the ILLEST-STATOR — will be here to share some of his process for creating a comic!
These four pictures were provided by Kevlen Goodner and are used with his express permission. All rights are reserved by the artist.
- October 10, 2016 – Hellboy
*** Check out our Suggested Reading Lists ***
Do you love anime? Manga? Japanese culture?
Then check out these great upcoming programs coming to a library branch near you!
For Ages 12 -19
For Ages 11-19
For Grades 6-12
Teen Underground @ the Main Library
For Ages 12-19
Check out the Manga and Anime FAQ created by Katherine Skaggs, Library Assistant at the Highlands-Shelby Park Branch.
Any titles that the library owns have been hyper-linked to our catalog so that you can reserve a copy!
Best Short Story – Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine, originally published in Optic Nerve #14. It has since been published as a stand-alone book.
Best Single Issue/One-Shot – Silver Surfer #11(“Never After”) by Dan Slott and Michael Allred
Best Continuing Series – Southern Bastards by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour
Best Limited Series – The Fade Out by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
Best New Series – Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang
Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8) – Little Robot by Ben Hatke
Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12) – Over the Garden Wall by Pat McHale and Jim Campbell (LFPL only carries the DVD of the animated series at this time)
Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17) – Super Mutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki
Best Humor Publication – Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection by Kate Beaton
Best Digital/Webcomic – Bandette by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (which has since been published as two stand-alone books)
Best Anthology – Drawn & Quarterly, Twenty-Five Years of Contemporary, Cartooning, Comics, and Graphic Novels, edited by Tom Devlin
Best Reality-Based Work – March: Book Two by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
Best Graphic Album (New) – Ruins by Peter Kuper
Best Graphic Album (Reprint) – Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Best Adaptation from Another Medium – Two Brothers by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá
Best U.S. Edition of International Material – The Realist by Asaf Hanuka
Best U.S. Edition of International Material (Asia) – Showa, 1953–1989: A History of Japan by Shigeru Mizuki (LFPL only carries the first three installments of this series at the moment)
Best Archival Collection/Project (Strips) – The Eternaut by Héctor Germán Oesterheld and Francisco Solano Lòpez, edited by Gary Groth and Kristy Valenti
Best Archival Collection/Project (Comic Books) – Walt Kelly’s Fairy Tales, edited by Craig Yoe
Best Comics-Related Book – Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created Mad and Revolutionized Humor in America by Bill Schelly
Best Academic/Scholarly Work – The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art, edited by Frances Gateward and John Jennings
Best Writer/Artist: Bill Griffith (Invisible Ink: My Mother’s Secret Love Affair with a Famous Cartoonist)
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls)
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: Dustin Nguyen (Descender)
Best Cover Artist: David Aja (Hawkeye)
Best Lettering: Derf Backderf, Trashed
Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism: Hogan’s Alley, edited by Tom Heintjes
Best Publication Design: The Sandman Gallery Edition, designed by Josh Beatman/Brainchild Studios
Hall of Fame:
- Judges’ Choices: Carl Burgos and Tove Jansson
- Voters’ Choices: Lynda Barry, Rube Goldberg, Matt Groening, and Jacques Tardi
Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award: Dan Mora
Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award: Matthew Inman
Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing: Richard E. Hughes, Elliot S! Maggin
Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award: Orbital Comics and Games (London, United Kingdom)