Graphic Novels in the EMC
Abirached, Zeina. A Game for Swallows, 2012.
Living in the midst of civil war in Beirut, Lebanon, Zeina and her brother face an evening of apprehension when their parents do not return from a visit to the other side of the city.
Avi. City of Light, City of Dark: A Comic Book Novel, 1993.
Asterel races against time to locate a token which will prevent the Kurbs from freezing the city.
Location: EMC-Non-Fiction 741.5 A957c
Barry, Lynda. My Perfect Life 1992.
Location: EMC-Non-Fiction 741.5 B281m
Barry, Lynda. What It Is, 2008.
How do objects summon memories? What do real images feel like? For decades, these types of questions have permeated the pages of Lynda Barry's compositions, with words attracting pictures and conjuring places through a pen that first and foremost keeps on moving. What It Is demonstrates a tried-and-true creative method that is playful, powerful, and accessible to anyone with an inquisitive wish to write or to remember. Composed of completely new material, each page of Barry's first Drawn & Quarterly book is a full-color collage that is not only a gentle guide to this process but an invigorating example of exactly what it is: "The ordinary is extraordinary."--From publisher description.
Bertozzi, Nick. Lewis & Clark, 2011.
Presents, in graphic novel format, the adventures of explorers Lewis and Clark during their journey from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean.
Location: EMC-Non-Fiction 917.804.B547l
Bliss, Harry, Luke on the Loose, 2009.
A young boy's fascination with pigeons soon erupts into a full-blown chase around Central Park, across the Brooklyn Bridge, through a fancy restaurant, and into the sky.
Location: EMC-Picture Books
Brosgol, Vera. Anya's Ghost, 2011.
Anya, embarrassed by her Russian immigrant family and self-conscious about her body, has given up on fitting in at school but falling down a well and making friends with the ghost there just may be worse.
Cammuso, Frank, Otto’s Orange Day, 2008.
After a genie fulfills Otto the cat's wish by turning the whole world orange, Otto realizes that his favorite color is not the best color for everything.
Location: EMC-Picture Books
Carey, Mike. Re-Gifters, 2007.
"Meet Jen Dik Seong -- or "Dixie" as she's known to her friends. She's living on the ragged edge of LA's Koreatown, and her only outlet is the ancient martial art of hapkido. In fact, she's on the verge of winning a championship -- until she falls for fellow hapkido fan/California surfer boy Adam and gets thrown spectacularly off her game. As she struggles to win the tournament -- not to mention Adam's affections -- Dixie learns that in love and in gift-giving, what goes around comes around"--Cover, P. .
Castellucci, Cecil. Plain Janes, 2007.
Davis, Eleanor. Stinky: A Toon Book, 2008.
Stinky, a monster who lives in a swamp, gets upset when a boy named Nick starts hanging around his swamp, and so he tries to scare Nick away.
DeFilippis, Nunzio. Once in a Blue Moon, 2004.
Eisner, Will. The Last Knight: An Introduction to Don Quixote by Miquel de Cervantes, 2000.
A comic-book format adaptation of Don Quixote. Quixote's selflessness and gallantry make the Man of La Mancha a legend as told by his faithful friend and servant Sancho Panza.
Location: EMC-Non-Fiction 741.59 E36l
Eldred, Tim. Grease Monkey, 2006.
Gray, Harold. Little Orphan Annie, 1983.
An unabridged republication of the work originally published by Cupples & Leon Company, New York, in 1926.
Location: EMC-Non-Fiction 741.5 G779l
Goff, Cindy. Dreams of Looking Up: How One Family Discovers the Key to Their People’s Strength, 199.
Gray, Harold. Little Orphan Annie: In the Great Depression, 1979.
"A collection of 231 consecutive comic strips as published in the daily (Monday-Saturday) edition of the Chicago tribune between January 1 and September 26, 1931."
Based on material from San Francisco Academy of Comic Art.
Location: EMC-Non-Fiction 741.5 G779li
Hayes, Geoffrey, Benny and Penny in Just Pretend, 2008.
Benny is playing pirate when his sister Penny wants to play too, but Benny likes to play pretend alone. So he tries to lose her.
Location: EMC-Picture Books
Hayes, Geoffrey, Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!: a Toon Book, 2009.
Two mice meet their new neighbor and discover that she is not as scary as they feared.
Location: EMC-Picture Books
Holm, Jennifer L. Babymouse: Rockstar, 2006.
Move over Mozart! Babymouse has music in her soul...but sadly, not in her flute. Will Babymouse ever hit the right note? Will she be the star of the school concert, or is her musical career all washed up before it's even started?
Kim, Susan & Klavan, Laurence. City of Spies, 2010.
Evelyn, who usually entertains herself with a pencil and a piece of paper, makes a new friend named Tony and leaves her artwork behind to look for real spies. When the pair discovers an actual mystery, Evelyn wonders if she will end up in an adventure similar to the comics she writes.
Larson, Hope. A Wrinkle in Time, 2012.
A graphic novel adaptation of the classic tale in which Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.
Little, Jason. Shutterbug Follies, 2002.
Lutes, Jason. Houdini: The Handcuff King, 2007.
In bold graphics, and drawing on the most respected sources, author and artist formulate a living picture of this greatest of Americans and show how time and morals shaped him and his art.
Location: EMC-Non-Fiction 921 H836l
Naifeh, Ted. Courtney Crumrin in the Twilight Kingdom, 2004.
"This collects issues 1-4 of the Oni Press comics series Courtney Crumrin in the twilight kingdom"--T.p. verso.
Neri, Greg. Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty, 2010.
"A graphic novel based on the true story of Robert "Yummy" Sandifer, an eleven-year old African American gang member from Chicago who shot a young girl and was then shot by his own gang members"--Provided by publisher.
O’Connor, George. Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess, 2010.
From the moment she emerged, fully grown, from the head of Zeus, Athena was one of the most complex Olympians. This graphic novel retells her many interwoven tales: how she killed Pallas, fought the Gigantes, aided Perseus, and cursed Arachne.
O’Connor, George. Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory, 2011.
Introduces Hera, Zeus's wife and goddess of air, sky, and the heavens, and the only thing Zeus fears.
Location: EMC -Fiction
Outcault, Richard Felton. Buster Brown and His Resolutions. Buster Brown: Early Strips in Full Color, 1974.
Reprint of the 1903 ed. published by F. A. Stokes, New York, under title: Buster Brown and his resolutions.
Location: EMC-Non-Fiction 741.5 O94b
Phelan, Matt. Storm in the Barn, 2009.
In Kansas in the year 1937, eleven-year-old Jack Clark faces his share of ordinary challenges: local bullies, his father's failed expectations, a little sister with an eye for trouble. But he also has to deal with the effects of the Dust Bowl, including rising tensions in his small town and the spread of a shadowy illness. Certainly a case of "dust dementia" would explain who (or what) Jack has glimpsed in the Talbot's abandoned barn - a sinister figure with a face like rain. In a land where it never rains, it's hard to trust what you see with your own eyes, and harder still to take heart and be a hero when the time comes.
Renier, Aaron. The Unsinkable Walker Bean, 2010.
Walter Bean is happiest when he gets to spend time tinkering on his inventions in his grandfather's workshop, but when his grandfather acquires a curse, Walter must embark on dangerous quest to return a pearl skull to the witches who made it.
Shiga, Jason. Meanwhile, 2010.
In this choose-your-own adventure graphic novel, a boy stumbles on the laboratory of a mad scientist who asks him to choose between testing a mind-reading device, a time machine, and a doomsday machine.
Spiegelman, Art. Maus: A Survivor’s Tale, 1997.
Location: EMC-Non Fiction 940.53 S 755m
Stroud, Jonathan. The Amulet of Samarkand: a Bartimaeus Graphic Novel, 2010.
Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.
Sturm, James. Adventures in Cartooning, 2009.
Once upon a time...a princess tried to make a comic. And with the help of a magical cartooning elf, she learned how--well enough to draw her way out of an encounter with a dangerous dragon, near-death by drowning, and into her very own adventure!
Location: EMC-Non-Fiction 741.5 S936a
Tan, Shaun. Arrival, 2007.
this wordless graphic novel, a man leaves his homeland and sets off for a new country, where he must build a new life for himself and his family.
Telgemeier, Raina. Drama, 2012.
Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going.
Telgemeier, Raina. Smile, 2010.
From sixth grade through tenth, Raina copes with a variety of dental problems that affect her appearance and how she feels about herself.
Thompson, Craig. Blankets: an Illustrated Novel, 2003.
Williams, Marcia. Tales from Shakespeare: Seven Plays, 1998.
Retells seven of Shakespeare's plays--"Romeo and Juliet," "Hamlet," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Macbeth," "The Winter's Tale," "Julius Caesar," and "The Tempest"--in comic book format.
Location: EMC-Non-Fiction 741.59 W725t
Yang, Gene Luen. Level Up, 2011.
Dennis, the son of Chinese immigrants, yearns to play video games like his friends and, upon his strict father's death, becomes obsessed with them but later, realizing how his father sacrificed for him, he chooses a nobler path.
Yang, Gene, Luen. The Shadow Hero, 2014.
In the comics boom of the 1940s, a legend was born: the Green Turtle. He solved crimes and fought injustice just like the other comics characters. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity: the Green Turtle was the first Asian American super hero. The comic had a short run before lapsing into obscurity, but Gene Luen Yang has revived this character in Shadow Hero, a new graphic novel that creates an origin story for the Green Turtle.
Yolen, Jane. Foiled, 2010.
Aliera is a star at fencing, but at school no one notices her--until her new lab partner Avery begins flirting with her. Aliera's mother just bought her a foil from a garage sale, and it has a strange jewel attached to the hilt. Will Aliera's first date be ruined when magical creatures try to steal her foil?