The library has a large collection of graphic novels, including manga (Japanese comics) and anime (Japanese animation). Graphic novels are stories presented in comic book style. The library collection contains graphic novels that are single, complete stories, as well as books that compile previously published comics. Aspiring artists can also find books on traditional and Japanese-style illustration and drawing techniques. The manga and anime collections are located on the main floor in the Teen area.
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Find recommendations of graphic novels, series, single comics and mini-comics by Johanna Draper Carlson. Browse Draper's monthly catalogs to get short reviews of past releases back through December 1999.
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Graphic Novel Reporter
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Grand Comic Book Database
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No Flying, No Tights: A Website Reviewing Graphic Novels for Teens
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