Comics and Manga


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:




In this Guillermo del Toro adaptation of the Mike Mignola graphic novel, Hellboy: Seed of Destruction, an orphaned demon infant grows up into one of the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense’s best field agents, fighting monsters and other supernatural threats to mankind. Rated PG-13.






*** Check out our Suggested Reading Lists ***



 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)


Located in the Main Library’s International Collection.

You can browse LFPL’s selections by clicking here.


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



Check out the Manga and Anime FAQ created by Katherine Skaggs, Library Assistant at the Highlands-Shelby Park Branch.


This year’s Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were awarded on July 22, 2016 at Comic-Con International and are listed below.


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: Jason Aaron, author of Southern Bastards, Men of Wrath, Doctor Strange, Star Wars, Thor

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 Coloring: Jordie Bellaire (The Autumnlands, Injection, Pretty Deadly, The Surface, They’re Not Like Us, ZeroThe X-Files, and The Massive)

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)