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Graphic Novels
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Graphic Novels Dictionaries
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Graphic Novels History & Criticism
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Comic Books, Strips, etc.
Comic Strip Characters
Fantasy Comic Books, Strips, etc.
Science Fiction Comic Books, Strips
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Comic Books Strips Etc History & Criticism 

Critical Studies

Primary & Seconday Sources

In the fields of art and literature, a primary source is the original work to be analyzed. Secondary sources are critical works used to analyze the original. You may find comics and graphic novel criticism in our book and journal article (library database) collections.

Primary Source

The Death Ray
by Daniel Clowes

Secondary Source

The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist
edited by Alvin Buenaventura

Browsing by Call Number

Comics and graphic novels may be cataloged by their subject (e.g. a certain historical period) so you can find them shelved throughout the library. However, many can be found in the following comics ranges on our Upper Level:

PN6700 - PN6790: Comic books, strips, etc.
NC1300 - NC1766: Pictorial humor, caricature, etc.

DS119.7 .S29 2009

ML421.C33 Y68 2012 

PS228.B6 P45 2009


Primary Sources

Understanding Comics and Graphic Novels

History of Graphic Novels


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Graphic Novels for Education