Today was free comic book day nationwide. For those that don’t know, Free Comic Book Day is a single day event, every year where participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores. Check out this website to learn more about Free Comic Book Day (http://freecomicbookday.com).
Our local campus comic book store is Liberty Comics. As I went to pick up my free comics, I was delightfully amazed at the number of people in this tiny shop. It was packed full of people, both young and old, all ready to devour some great comics.
So, I thought in the spirit of Free Comic Book Day, I would collocate some resources for librarians together.
Tools and resources for librarians about comics and graphic novels:
- Coliseum of Comics Librarians Guide (Great Resource)
- ALA Reference page on graphic novels
- Comic Books for Young Adults – A Guide for Librarians
- ACRL “Comic books and graphic novels: Digital resources for an evolving form of art and literature” article
- YALSA “Great Graphic Novels for Teens”
My personal recommendations for adults:
- The Watchmen by Alan Moore
- Blankets by Craig Thompson
- Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud
- Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore
- Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
My personal recommendations for young adults:
Happy Reading Everyone!
Justin (ALA Student Chapter President)