Comics and Manga

If you like comics, manga, or anime, then LFPL has just the thing for you!


Special Events

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Join LFPL at Against the Grain Brewery, 401 E. Main Street, for a discussion of Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey. This is a part of the Books & Brews series.



Gene Yang

Carmichael’s Kids presents bestselling graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang

Main Library, Tuesday, March 17, 6:30 PM

In his latest graphic novel, Dragon Hoops, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches. While Gene understands stories—comic book stories in particular—he doesn’t get sports. He lost interest in basketball as a kid, but at the high school where he now teaches, it’s all anyone can talk about. The men’s varsity team, the Dragons, is having a phenomenal season and each victory brings them closer to the California State Championships. Once Gene gets to know these young all-stars, he realizes that their story is just as thrilling as anything he’s seen on a comic book page.

This program is free.

To register, visit the online form or call the ticket line at (502) 574-1623



Graphic Novel Discussion Group @ Main

Moderator: Anthony Buchanan – (502) 574-1611

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*** 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!




Free comics that you can view on your computer, tablet, or smartphone!

Overdrive‘s collection is primarily composed of modern, up to the minute comics from publishers such as BOOM! StudiosDC ComicsImage Comics, and Top Shelf Productions

RBdigital offers comics from Marvel Comics and IDW Publishing.



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.



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.

To help particpants who were unfamiliar with how graphic novels work, a short introduction was posted on the book club’s blog, Book Talk.

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.


Anime Clubs

Anime Clubs

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!