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Friday, July 22, 2011

Do you know where your comics are?

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Comic-Con 2011 is currently in full swing in sunny San Diego, and to celebrate, we're highlighting the genre in this post.  If it's been decades since you spent a dime on the latest Batman or your only experience with graphic novels has been at the movies, it's time to either revisit some old friends or try something new and wonderful.   The library has a great collection of both comics and graphic novels (and, no they're not just for kids!).  Graphic novels are more popular than ever and the genre is amazingly diverse; one can find romance, camp, adventure, political commentary and so much more. We currently have a display in the reading room, so stop by and pick up something new.  Here are some of our favorite picks:

Blacksad by J.D. Canales, illustrated by J. Guranido.  Noir style crime stories brilliantly illustrated with animal characters.

The Arrival written and illustrated Shaun Tan.  Beautiful, otherworldly illustrations tell the universal story of the immigrant.

Lucifer (Vols 1-8) by Mike Carey and various illustrators.  Is the Devil a misunderstood good guy?  We see another side of  Lucifer in this dark series.  Each chapter is illustrated by a different artist.

Stuff of Legend by Mike Raicht an Brian Smith, illustrated by C.P. Willson III, .  A group of toys must rescue their owner from the realm of the Bogeyman in this dark fantasy.

Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis, pencilled by Darick Robertson, inked by Keith Aiken et al..  After a long self-imposed exile from a degenerate civilization, a cynical journalist returns to a job and city he loathes.

V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd.  Anarchism in semi-post apocalyptic, facsist England.

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night, Snoopy by Charles M. Schulz.  A great new collection of favorite friends - Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and more.

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