If you like comics, manga, or anime, then LFPL has just the thing for you!
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AnimeCon, LFLP’s annual celebration of all things anime and manga, descends on the Main Library this Friday, August 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.!
Teens ages 12-19 are invited to join us for a fun-filled day of anime, cosplay, manga, and Asian culture as we close out Teen Summer Reading. They can enjoy tea the Japanese way along with a screening of Yuri on Ice, learn about the art of Shibori, compete in the 16th annual Ramen Noodle Eating Contest, dance, enjoy some K-Pop, make stuff, and hit the ice on our indoor ice rink! We’ll end the day with a costume contest with prizes!
Registration for this event is requested.
Register online at http://www.lfpl.org/tickets/animecon-registration.asp
Moderator: Anthony Buchanan – 574-1611
Upcoming meetings will take place on the following dates:
Monday, August 12, 2019 @ 7:00 PM – The Adventures of Tintin
Monday, September 9, 2019 @ 7:00 PM – Latino Comics (in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month 2019)
Monday, October 14, 2019 @ 7:00 PM – John Constantine, Hellblazer
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!
DIGITAL COMICS AT LFPL
Biblioboard‘s offerings are primarily comics of the Golden Age (1938-1954) and biographical works of artists and writers. There are also some interesting public domain works from before the Golden Age.Overdrive‘s collection is primarily composed of modern, up to the minute comics from publishers such as BOOM! Studios, DC Comics, Image Comics, and Top Shelf Productions.
RBdigital offers comics from Marvel Comics and IDW Publishing.
There are currently over 1,200 free comics that you can view on your computer, tablet, or smartphone!
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.
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.
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, Librarian at the Shawnee Branch!