Graphic novelist Gene Yang wants more of us to read and become empowered. He’s started an initiative, Reading Without Walls. Learn more about Yang and how graphic novels tell immigrant stories.
Below is a list of the new graphic novels we ordered this
year. Our fantastic graphic novels collection is located under the stairwell going to the upper floor of the library. Want to find one of these books? Look up the call number to find specific books.
|Killing and Dying||Adrian Tomine|
|Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White||Lila Quintero Weaver|
|I See the Promised Land: A Life of Martin Luther King Jr.||Arthur Flowers. Illus by Manu Chitrakar. 2010.|
|Silence of Our Friends||Mark Long and Jim Demonakos. Illus. by Nate Powell. 2012.|
|You Don’t Say||Nate Powell|
|Mike’s Place: A True Story of Love, Blues, and Terror in Tel Aviv||Jack Baxter and Joshua Faudem|
|March: Book Two||John Lewis|
|First Year Healthy||Michael DeForge|
|Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel||Written by Madeleine L’Engle, Adapted and Illustrated by Hope Larson|
|The Age of Selfishness: Ayn Rand, Morality, and the Financial Crisis||Darryl Cunningham|
|The Outside Circle: A Graphic Novel||Patti Laboucane-Benson, Kelly Mellings|
|Memetic||James Tynion, IV and Eryk Donovan|
|Undertaking of Lily Chen||Novgorodoff, Danica|
|Story of My Tits||Jennifer Hayden|
|Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection||Kate Beaton|
|Religion: A Discovery in Comics||Margreet de Heer|
|Fable Comics||Charise Mericle Harper and Chris Duffy|
Roz Chast has been nominated for the National Book Award for non-fiction prize for her graphic novel, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? She is one of our favorite cartoonists and the library is ordering several of her books to add to its wonderful graphic novels collection.
Soon, you will be able to *browse* our graphic novels all in one collection–stay tuned!
Lots of cool events for Comic and Cartoon Art Week.
Did you know we have lots of comics and graphic novels in the library? Many are print but we also have a large collection available online in Underground & Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels. We just bought new material for this online collection bringing us up to 1900 online comic books.
Here’s a list of our most recently arrived graphic novels
and comics-related books:
|Days of destruction, days of revolt||Chris Hedges, Joe Sacco.||Nation Books|
|Cartooning: Philosophy & Practice, by Ivan Brunetti (Yale University Press)||Ivan Brunetti||Yale University Press|
|Usagi Yojimbo Volume 26: Traitors of the Earth||Stan Sakai (Author, Artist), Diana Schutz (Editor)||Dark Horse|
|Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby,||Charles Hatfield||University Press of Mississippi|
|Milk & Cheese: Dairy Products Gone Bad||Evan Dorkin||Dark Horse Books|
|Green River Killer: A True Detective Story||Jeff Jensen and Jonathan Case||Dark Horse Books|
|Jim Hensons Tale of Sand||adapted by Ramón K. Pérez||Archaia|
|Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition||Darwyn Cooke||IDW|
|Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse vols. 1-2||Floyd Gottfredson, edited by David Gerstein and Gary Groth||Fantagraphics|
The library has acquired access to five new databases from vendor Alexander Street. They cover a variety of disciplines and topics in the humanities and are available for your searching pleasure:
- African American Music Reference
- Anthropology Online
- Asian American Drama
- Latino Literature
- Underground & Independent Comics, Comix, & Graphic Novels
They can be accessed via the library’s list of databases, all of which help you locate articles, primary documents, news articles, images, and more for your research!
Furthermore, the library has also purchased dozens of new e-books, adding more titles to our ever-growing accumulation of e-books! Visit the library’s list of e-book collections to see what we have to offer (especially via the MyiLibrary and Project MUSE vendors).
Keep checking back to see what else we add over the summer to aid you in your research in the fall!
If you’re having difficulties accessing the databases or e-books, check out the library’s instructions on accessing electronic resources from home. If you’re still having trouble, don’t hesitate to ask a librarian!
And so do you. We put out many of our newest graphic novels in the display under the bookcase and have noticed they’re being borrowed! And when they come back from you, they often go into the stacks, aka our regular books collection.
If you want to browse more graphic novels, go upstairs to the literature section of the library and browse call number PN6727. That’s where many of our graphic novels are located. You can also search CUNY+ using the keywords “Comic books” or “Graphic novels.”
Illustration source: J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah