Beyond Bestsellers: Graphic Novel Lists

By Kaley C ​As our month of celebrating and exploring graphic novels comes to an end, I thought we could take a peek at some of the lists people have made. Just in case you’d like to squeeze in a few more as our break in December begins. Even though we won’t be highlighting another genre or format […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Graphic Novels and the Value of Visuals

by Emily Z. I will happily read all manner of graphic novels, from memoirs to tales of the fantastic, as long as I also like the illustrations. When a book is full of pictures, the pictures matter. If the images weren’t important to the graphic novel format, graphic novels could just be regular books—really short, […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Getting Past the First Volume

By Kaley C ​My appreciation of graphic novels is well documented. Graphic novels can be one full arc complete with character history, world-building, and plot design. In addition to having fully developed plots and characters, they are often broken down into volumes. I’m always on the hunt for a solid series to start reading. It’s rare, but every so often I’ll […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Graphic Novels

By Kaley C. Hello, hello, hello! Welcome to the last round of Beyond Bestsellers before our December break. It’s my all time favorite method of reading: graphic novels and comics. I’m so excited to share some of the books I’ve read with you in the past few months. You couldn’t see it, but trust that […]

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Author Spotlight: Rick Geary

by Liz K. (SnoIsleLib_LizK) A few weeks ago, I came across Rick Geary’s new graphic novel, The Black Dahlia. As a long-time a lover of all things pulp and mid-century, the art work on the cover immediately drew me in. The mystery surrounding the murder of young starlet Elizabeth Stanton has captivated authors and filmmakers […]

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Comic Artists and Authors that Hit the Big Time

by Kaley ​Finding zines and webcomics from little known makers is a past time of mine. It’s probably my favorite part of exploring Comic Cons. It’s inspiring to watch a creator start as an unknown artist posting their doodles on tumblr or Instagram rise to a published author. So here is a post celebrating those artists who stuck it […]

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Animals in Graphic Novels

by Lindsey Recently I devoured the graphic novel series Love by Frédéric Brrémaud and Federico Bertolucci. Each book tells a story entirely without narration or dialogue. The stunning illustrations speak for themselves, telling complete tales as they follow animals – including a tiger, a fox, a lion, and a dinosaur – through their lives. Reading one […]

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Gruesome Graphic Novels

by Emily Z. March has put me in the mood for something sinister. Think about it: The theaters have at least one horror film in rotation each week because this is their time to shine before the summer blockbusters come. The sky is being very uncooperative and gray. Oh and the Crypticon horror convention is […]

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Movie and Graphic Novel Pairings

by Grant Comic book movies were everywhere again this year. Apparently, the public demand for superhero films isn’t waning yet. In addition to all of the flying, swinging, jumping, and shooting costumed heroes, Hollywood has mined graphic novels for even more films. There are adaptations of shirtless men (300), very long trains (Snowpiercer),  masked men […]

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Awards Round-up: December 2016

by Jocelyn Welcome to the December Awards Round-up! We are covering two different awards this month. The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize The “First Novel Prize is awarded to the best debut novel published between January 1st and December 31st of the award year. The author of the winning book is awarded $10,000 and […]

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