Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Before school gets too crazy

Welcome back! Before your assignments make you forget what reading for fun is all about, let me draw your attention to some of the fun "eye candy" we have for you.

Our catalog has more than 40 titles using the words "comic books" or "comic strips" or "graphic novels" in the description. Some of these books are graphic novels like Aya and Persepolis. Some are only available online, like Hackerteen, Vol. 1. (You'll need to prove you're affiliated with PVCC to open the link--log in with your MyPVCC username and password.) Others are books about the art of creating these types of books. For example, there's Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels. And then there are books for people who would like to create their own comics or graphic novels. Our most recent purchase in that category is Drawing Words & Writing Pictures: Making Comics: Manga, Graphic Novels and Beyond. And there's even a series of eBooks full of academic essays about anime, manga and fan arts: Mechademia is the series name. This volume is called Networks of Desire. (This one's in NetLibrary--you need a free account to view the book from off campus, so stop by school and create the account or ask a librarian for help.)

So hurry up--before school responsibilities take over your free time--stop by the library to check out a graphic novel or two. Happy reading!

P.S.--Have you seen the post asking for your input on what to name the reference desk? Check it out--it's not too late to express an opinion.