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Graphic Novels

This guide will help you locate comics and graphic novels in the library collection, as well as provide links to criticism (journal articles, books, book chapters, and reference works).

Additional Resources on the Web

Stay up to date with graphic novels by checking out GoodReads' list of the latest titles.

GoodReads' list of the top 500 graphic novels of all time.

Make your own graphic novel, or bande dessinée, with the app created by France's National Library.

National Library of France Exhibits


At the National Library of France, the BNF, you can check out an online exhibit called Masters of the European Comic Strip (Maitres de la BD Europeenne), which traces the historical evolution of comic strips in Europe.

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum houses the world’s largest collection of comic strip tear sheets and clippings. It also is home to unique, original art and manuscript materials. They have a number of digitial exhibits available here.

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