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© Elizabeth Figa 2013
Last updated 7/23/2013 | Links last checked 6/5/2011

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Graphic Novels & Comics Reviews

American Library Association - Graphic Novel Reviews - Library Journal Reviews and recommendations for shelving graphic novels in libraries from Library Journal. http://www.libraryjournal.com/csp/cms/sites/LJ/Reviews/GraphicNovels/index.csp

Artbomb: A Graphic Novel Explosion. Pull the Pin. http://www.artbomb.net/home.jsp

The New York Times - Graphic Books Best Seller Lists - ArtsBeat Blog http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/tag/graphic-books-best-seller-lists/

No Flying, No Tights: A graphic novel review Website http://noflyingnotights.com/

Reviews of graphic novels for teens http://noflyingnotights.com/?cat=12

Grovel: Graphic Novel News and Reviews http://www.grovel.org.uk/

Reviews of graphic novels for adults http://noflyingnotights.com/?cat=13

Reviews of graphic novels for kids http://noflyingnotights.com/?cat=11

Library Graphic Novels Sites

St. Louis Public Library - Graphic Novels http://www.slpl.org/slpl/gateways/article240095580.asp

Graphic Novels Booklists and Collection Tools

BWI Title Tales http://www.bwibooks.com/

Comic Book Awards Almanac (updated 2006) http://www.hahnlibrary.net/comics/awards/index.html

Diamond Bookshelf for Libraries and Schools http://www.diamondbookshelf.com/Home/1/1/20/163

Great Graphic Novels for Teens http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/greatgraphicnovelsforteens/gn.htm

ICv2 website -- Top 100 Graphic Novels (updated Oct. 2005) http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/7813.html

Maverick Graphic Novel Booklist from Texas Library Association http://www.txla.org/groups/maverick

Recommended Graphic Novels for Public Libraries, selected and annotated by Steve Raiteri (updated 2003) http://my.voyager.net/~sraiteri/graphicnovels.htm

Resource Lists for Graphic Novels and Comics

About.com's Comic Book News - Industry News, Blogs, Updates http://comicbooks.about.com/

ACRL Comic books and graphic novels: Digital resources for an evolving form of art and literature http://crln.acrl.org/content/66/2/103.full.pdf

ComicsResearch.org: Comics Scholarship Annotated Bibliographies (CSAB) cover book-length works about comic books and comic strips, from "fannish" histories to academic monographs.
http://www.comicsresearch.org/

Comicscape: Conquering the Marvel Universe with Robert Weiner [Interview discussing Rob's annotated guide to Marvel GNs] http://www.mania.com/comicscape-conquering-marvel-universe-robert-weiner_article_58632.html. Get the pdf version here.

COMIX-ACADLIBS listserv, hosted by Columbia University https://lists.columbia.edu/mailman/listinfo/comix-acadlibs The goal is to create a network of academic librarians selecting and maintaining comics and graphic novels collections, whether archivally or in general circulating collections. The list will serve as an alternative to GN-LIBS, which is primarily for school and public librarians, and COMIX-SCHOLARS, which is primarily for academics working in comics studies.

Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC), School of Education, U. of Wisconsin-Madison This page compiles graphic novel information and resources to help you learn more about this genre of publishing for youth. http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/books/graphicnovels.asp

Get Graphic! @ your library: Archive of the Teen Read Week promotion 2002 article) http://archive.ala.org/teenread/trw/

Graphic Novels in the Classroom: A Subject Guide http://graphicnovelsfortheclassroom.wordpress.com/

Graphic Novels: Resources for Teachers & Librarians - U. at Buffalo Libraries http://library.buffalo.edu/libraries/asl/guides/graphicnovels/

LJ Collection Development- Beyond Superheroes: Comics Get Serious (2002 article) http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA191649.html

Sequart Research & Literary Organization http://www.sequart.com/

Time Magazine Comics - Archive Collection http://www.time.com/time/archive/collections/0,21428,c_comics,00.shtml

University of Florida Comics Resources List http://www.english.ufl.edu/comics/resources.shtml

UNT Comic Studies Symposium 2011 Bibliography (scroll down to see bibliography)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KbWA9enzOc3sWnNst5ZS86ToFoEh_a9F9wkNmBFJugQ/edit?hl=en&authkey=CNelhYYJ

Yale University Library, Comic Books, Comic Strips, and Graphic Novels Resources http://www.library.yale.edu/humanities/media/comics.html

Collection Development and Censorship Issues

ALA | Graphic Novels | Dealing with Challenges to Graphic Novels http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=ifissues&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=130336

BOOM: Graphic Novel Explosion @ Your Library http://www.slais.ubc.ca/courses/libr517/04-05-wt2/projects/booom/print.html

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) http://www.cbldf.org/

Dewey Decimal - Graphic Novels in DDC: Discussion Paper http://www.oclc.org/dewey/discussion/papers/graphicnovels.htm

Graphic Novel Collection Development | Kentucky Dept. for Libraries & Archives http://kdla.ky.gov/librarians/programs/Pages/GraphicNovels.aspx

Comic Books: Internet Resources | University of Buffalo Libraries http://library.buffalo.edu/asl/guides/comics.html

Graphic Novels Policy - Campbell County Public Library System - Gillette, WY http://ccpls.org/coldev/html/YA/xv-gn.html

Brodart Books & Automation: Graphic Novels (scroll down for "Kat's recommended lists") http://www.books.brodart.com/Content3.aspx?P=21

The Official Seduction of the Innocent Site http://www.lostsoti.org/

Comics & Literacy

St. Louis Public Library - Graphic Novels http://www.slpl.org/slpl/gateways/article240095580.asp

Blogs and Discussion Lists

Comic Book Club | PopCultureShock http://www.popcultureshock.com/comicbookclub/

Comics Comics http://comicscomicsmag.com/ (Archived as of March 2011; see The Comics Journal)

ComicList: The New Comic Book Release List http://www.comiclist.com/

Comics in Libraries http://comicsinlibraries.blogspot.com/

Comics Nexus http://comicsnexus.com/

Comics Research & Such http://comicsresearch.blogspot.com/

Comics Scholars' Discussion List http://www.english.ufl.edu/comics/scholars/

Early Comics http://earlycomics.blogspot.com/

EN/SANE World http://ensaneworld.blogspot.com/

Good Comics for Kids http://blog.schoollibraryjournal.com/goodcomicsforkids

Graphic Novel Wiki http://gnil.wikispaces.com/Articles

Jewish Comics http://jewishcomics.blogspot.com/

Katie's Corner: Graphic Novel Reviews for Schools and Libraries http://www.diamondbookshelf.com/Home/1/1/20/824?articleID=121005

Looking To The Stars http://looking2dastars.livejournal.com (archived as of 2011)

Madame Otaku! Blog - A teenage fan's blog of anime and manga http://madameotaku.wordpress.com/

My Geeky Ways http://www.mygeekygeekyways.com/

The Ohio State University Libraries: Mange Blog http://library.osu.edu/blogs/manga

GNLIB-L -- Graphic Novels in Libraries http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GNLIB-L/ (membership required)

Academic & Professional Journals with Graphic Novels Reviews and News

The Comics Journal | A magazine that covers the comics medium from an arts-first perspective. http://www.tcj.com/

Image [&] Narrative: Online Magazine of the Visual Narrative (ISSN 1780-678X) http://www.imageandnarrative.be/

ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies (ISSN: 1549-6732) | "ImageTexT is a peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of comics and related media. We are published by the English Department at the University of Florida with support from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Our content is available free of charge, and regular issues of ImageTexT will be published three times per year." http://www.english.ufl.edu/imagetext/

International Journal of Comic Art (IJOCA) http://www.ijoca.com/

Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/rcom

Library Journal http://www.libraryjournal.com/

Publisher's Weekly http://www.publishersweekly.com/

SANE Journal http://www.sanejournal.net/

School Library Journal http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/

Studies in Comics (first issue is free!) http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=168/view,page=0/

Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA): The Library Magazine Service Those Who Serve Young Adults http://www.voya.com/

Magazines for Graphic Novels and Comics News

Comic Shop News, sold at most comic stores, info at http://www.csnsider.com/

Diamond Comics Previews http://previews.diamondcomics.com/

Comic Shop (Store) Locator

Diamond's Comic Shop Locator http://csls.diamondcomics.com/

Masterlist of Comic Book and Trading Card Stores http://www.the-master-list.com/

History of Comics and Comic Art

About.com : Inventors : History of Comic Books http://inventors.about.com/od/cstartinventions/a/comics.htm

A History of Comics http://www.ninthart.com/

Comic Art in Scholarly Writing Guide http://www.english.ufl.edu/comics/scholars/guide.html

Comics in Education http://www.humblecomics.com/comicsedu/index.html

Comics Research Bibliography (last updated 2007) http://www.rpi.edu/~bulloj/comxbib.html

Comics Scholarship Annotated Bibliographies http://www.comicsresearch.org/

Frederic Wertham Article http://art-bin.com/art/awertham.html

History of Comics http://www.comic-art.com/history.htm

A History of Sequential Art http://www.comic-art.com/history/history0.htm

Identity and Form in Alternative Comics | Emma Tinker http://emmatinker.oxalto.co.uk/

Women and Comics

Friends of Lulu http://friendsoflulu.wordpress.com/

The Objectification of Women in Graphic Novels http://www.fantasy-magazine.com/non-fiction/articles/the-objectification-of-women-in-graphic-novels/

Research Bibliography Women in Comics http://www.rpi.edu/~bulloj/search/WOMEN.html

Sequential Tart: A publication dedicated to providing exclusive interviews, in-depth articles and news, while working towards raising the awareness of women's influence in the comics industry and other realms. http://www.sequentialtart.com/

WOMEN in COMICS | Mini Documentary video by ArtSync http://www.artsync.ca/mini-documentary-women-in-comics/

Women in Comics (Oct. 2005 article) http://comicbookbin.com/BUBBLE062.html

The Problem of Women in Comics -- Where They Are (And Aren't) http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/08/29/superhero-comics-women-sexism/

International, Multicultural, Diversity Resources

Black Images in the Comics http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/links/comics/

Comic Industry Draws on Diversity (NY Times article 05/30/2006) http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/30/arts/30iht-comics.html

Comics Research Bibliography: Comics and African-Americans http://www.rpi.edu/~bulloj/search/BLACK.html

Comics UK http://www.comicsuk.co.uk

Gay League http://www.gayleague.com/

International Superheros http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/

Interview with Dr. Naif al-Mutawa, the creator of “The 99," comic book reflecting Islam in a positive light. The 99 – Teshkeel Comics – And Arabic Graphic Literature Part 1: http://scifipulse.net/?p=2198
AND Part 2: http://scifipulse.net/?p=2328

Islamic Culture: The next generation of superheroes (January 2007 Saudi Aramco World article)
http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/200701/the.next.generation.of.superheroes.htm

Multiculturalism and Comics (August 24, 2000) http://www.bluecorncomics.com/ccnmp00.htm

BlackSuperhero.com http://bsuperhero.blogspot.com/

Prism Comics http://prismcomics.org/

Shades of Grey - An Examination of Race Relations in Comic Books (Documentary Trailer) http://www.vimeo.com/10562156

Straight (and not) Out of the Comics (NY Times article 05/28/2006)
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/28/arts/28gustines.html?ex=1306468800&en=41e6681ed79cf175&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

Toonpedia http://www.toonopedia.com/index.htm

ZGraphicNovels http://www.zgraphicnovels.com/

Comics and Technology and/or Film

Comic Book Resources News http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/

Comic Book Resources Columns http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/?column=24

Comic Books, Comic Book News, & Comic Book Characters -- Mania.com http://www.mania.com/science-fiction-comics-graphic-novels_category_12.html

Scott McCloud on the Future of Comics' "Vision" (video clip) http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/432

Ultimate Comic Book Movie Guide http://movies.ign.com/articles/102/1025810p1.html

Radio Shows/Recordings Related to Graphic Novels, Comics Anime, and Manga

Fan Boy Radio
http://www.fanboyradio.com/

Inkstuds http://inkstuds.com/

Graphic Novels and Comics Features on NPR and other Radio Shows

Book Bag: Grown-Up Graphic Novels

Birth of the Comic Book

Art Spiegelman: 'In the Shadow of No Towers'

Intersections: Of 'Maus' and Spiegelman

Cartoonist Daniel Clowes

Comic Book Writer Steven Seagle

Marjane Satrapi

Linda Barry

Charles Solomon

James Boyle

Comic Book Fair

Spider-Man, Swinging Through India

Japan's Comic Book Export

Manga, Anime and Japanese Culture in America

Japanese Anime Finds Growing U.S. Audience

Popular Japanese Anime Series

Comic Book Science in the Classroom

Holy Evolution, Darwin! Comics Take On Science

Getting Graphic at the Haarlem Comics Festival

Digital Strips: Web Comics Pod Cast

InEgypt, Comics Laud Arabic Heroes

French Flip for Comic Books at Festival

Alpha Shade

ComicsPodcasts.com

Comicology

Extra Life

Geek Foo Action Grip

The Collected Comics Library

Comic Geekos - Hispanic

News Sources

Comica http://www.comicafestival.com/

Comics Alliance http://www.comicsalliance.com/

ComicSpace http://www.comicspace.com/

ComicStripFan http://www.comicstripfan.com/

comiXology http://www.comixology.com/

ComixTalk http://www.comixtalk.com/

The Comics Reporter http://www.comicsreporter.com/

Lonely Panel http://www.lonelypanel.com/

OnlineComics http://www.onlinecomics.net/pages/

Scott McCloud's Blog http://scottmccloud.com/

TopWebComics http://www.topwebcomics.com/

Voices In My Hand (Morbid Single Panel Comics) http://www.voicesinmyhand.com/

The Webcomic List http://www.thewebcomiclist.com/

WebSnark http://www.websnark.com/

Anime and Manga Resources

Bleach Exile | Your #1 Bleach Anime and Manga Source! http://www.bleachexile.com/

Comic Books: Internet Resources - Manga Guide - U. at Buffalo Libraries http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/asl/guides/comics.html#manga

The Giants of Anime Are Coming http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.09/anime.html

Gilles Poitras' site, mainly related to Anime and Manga http://www.koyagi.com/#anchor107136

the Librarian's Guide to Anime and Manga http://www.koyagi.com/Libguide.html

Manga for Kids | Inviting a brand new audience to experience the joy of comics and reading through the engaging and energetic manga style. http://www.mangaforkids.com/

Manga Fox | Read Free Manga Online! http://www.mangafox.com/

Comics and Graphic Novels Associations and Conferences

Comica: London International Comics Festival http://www.comicafestival.com/index.php/festival

Comic Con -- Largest comic conference in the world http://www.comic-con.org/

Comics and Medicine: Medical Narrative in Graphic Novels Festival of Cartoon Art http://cartoons.osu.edu/?q=content/festival-cartoon-art

The Field Study at Comic-Con http://www.powerofcomics.com/fieldstudy/index.html

The International Comic Arts Forum http://www.internationalcomicartsforum.org/index.html

National Association of Comics Art Educators (NACAE) http://www.teachingcomics.org/

UF | Comics Studies | Annual Comics Conference at UF http://www.english.ufl.edu/comics/conference.shtml

Comics and Graphic Novels Awards

Comic Books Awards Almanac (updated 2006/2007) http://www.hahnlibrary.net/comics/awards/index.html

The Eisner Awards http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_eisners_main.shtml

The Harvey Awards http://www.harveyawards.org/

Graphic Novels and Comics Distributors and Stores

BLB Comics (now as an ebay storefront: http://stores.ebay.com/BLBcomics)

Bodart Graphic Novels: Dedicated to meeting the needs of school and public libraries with innovative products and services.
http://www.books.brodart.com/Content3.aspx?P=21

ComicList Presents Comic Book Publishers And Distributors On The Internet: Exclusive, Non-Exclusive, Independent, Small Press, Big Press, Online, Whatever
http://www.comiclist.com/publishers.html

Diamond Comics Distributors: After more than 20 years of service, Diamond has emerged as the world's largest distributor of English-language comics and related merchandise, with a network of strategically-located Distribution Centers throughout the world.
http://www.diamondcomics.com/

Haven Distributors

http://www.havendistro.com/

Everything Comics
http://www.everythingcomics.ca/

Last Gasp: one of the largest and oldest publishers and purveyors of underground comic books in the world, as well as being a distributor of all sorts of weird 'n' wonderful subversive literature, graphic novels, tattoo and art books.
http://www.lastgasp.com/

Mile High Comics - Your New and Collectible Comic Book Store

http://www.milehighcomics.com/

Powell's: Powell's Books has grown into one of the world's great bookstores, with seven locations in the Portland metropolitan area, and one of the book world's most successful dot-coms (www.powells.com), serving customers worldwide.
http://www.powells.com/psection/GraphicNovels.html

Viz Media: leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America and a global licensor of Japanese animation.
http://www.viz.com/

Graphic Novels and Comics Publishers

Alternative Comics
http://www.indyworld.com/altcomics/

Andrews McMeel Universal
http://www.amuniversal.com/index/

Archie Comics
http://www.archiecomics.com/

Dark Horse Comics
http://www.darkhorse.com/

DC Comics
http://www.dccomics.com/

Doubleday Graphic Novels
http://www.randomhouse.com/doubleday/graphicnovels/

Drawn and Quarterly Publishers
http://www.drawnandquarterly.com/

Fantagraphics http://www.fantagraphics.com/

Image Comics http://www.imagecomics.com/index.php

Macmillan http://us.macmillan.com/MacmillanSite/categories/General/ComicsandGraphicNovels

Marvel http://www.marvel.com/

Nantier Beall Minoustchine Publishing (NBM) - "America's First Graphic Novel Publisher" http://www.nbmpub.com/

Pantheon Books http://www.randomhouse.com/pantheon/graphicnovels/home.pperl

Random House http://www.randomhouse.co.uk/graphicnovels/

Scholastic http://www.scholastic.com/graphix/

Slave Labor Graphics http://www.slgcomic.com

Top Shelf Productions http://www.topshelfcomix.com/index.php

ToykoPop http://www.tokyopop.com/

Vertical Inc. http://www.vertical-inc.com/

Viz Media http://www.viz.com/

W. W. Norton http://books.wwnorton.com/books/allsubjects.aspx

Libraries and Museums

Caroline and Erwin Swan Collection of Caricature and Cartoon http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/coll/230_swan.html

Digital Comic Museum http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/

Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center http://kirbymuseum.org/

Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art http://www.moccany.com/

Michigan State University Libraries | Comic Art Collection http://comics.lib.msu.edu/index.htm

Wonder Woman Museum http://www.wonderwomanmuseum.com/