Comics and Manga

Graphic Novel Discussion Group @ Main

The Graphic Novel Discussion Group at the Main Library, founded in 2012, is a group for adults to talk about comics, manga, comic-themed films and television, as well as nerdy pop culture.

Each month we discuss a particular work or a theme. If you aren’t sure of what to read or are interested in seeing past topics, check out our Suggested Reading List.

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American Gods
Saturday, October 9, 2021 – 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
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We will be discussing the graphic novel and television adaptations of Neil’s Gaiman’s American Gods novel
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Dune
November 13, 2021 – 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
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We will be discussing the graphic version of the classic science-fiction series Dune by Frank & Brian Herbert

*The latest live-action movie adaptation is being released on October 22, 2021*

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Popeye
December 11, 2021 – 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
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We will be discussing the classic comic strip Popeye, created by E.C Segar

For more information, call (502) 574-1611


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!


Collecting Comics

If you are new to collecting comics, we also have a helpful thesaurus!


DIGITAL COMICS AT LFPL

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


Overdrive‘s collection has comics from publishers such as BOOM! StudiosDC Comics, IDW Publishing, Image ComicsMarvel Comics and Top Shelf Productions 

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Hoopla’s collection has comics from publishers such as Archie Comics, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Fantagraphics, and Image Comics


We have comics in other languages besides English!

Our largest collections are in French (bandes dessinées)

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Located in the Main Library’s International Collection.

and Spanish (tebeos)

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Located in the Main Library’s International Collection.

You can browse LFPL’s selections by clicking here.


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!