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Graphic Novels and Comics: About Graphic Novels

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ABOUT THIS PAGE

Welcome!

On this page, you can learn about the history and impact of graphic novels, discover resources for creating your own graphic novels, and get inspired by some of the genre's most celebrated authors and artists. If you're a teacher, check out this page's resources for leveraging the power and popularity of graphic novels in the classroom.

Ready to read some great graphic novels? Head over to the Find Graphic Novels page to explore a selection of titles available in the MDC Libraries, plus ebooks you can enjoy right now!

DEFINITIONS

BUT IT'S COMPLICATED...

CREATE YOUR OWN GRAPHIC NOVELS

Listed here are free (or partially free) tools for creating your own comics.

The Comic Book Greats: How To Create A Comic Book: with Todd McFarlane & Rob Liefeld

 

Stan Lee: Advice for Comic Book Writers and Other Artists

HISTORY & CRITICISM

Comic Book Confidential

Comic Book Confidential

 

Comix: Beyond the Comic Book Pages

Comix: Beyond the Comic Book Pages

 

Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity, and Stereotypes

Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity, and Stereotypes

 

White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books

White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books

Behind the Panel | SyFy Wire [YouTube playlist]

Comic Book History | NerdSync [YouTube playlist]

AUTHORS & ARTISTS

The Comic Book Greats: WIll Eisner wIth Stan Lee

 

Graphic Novelist Art Spiegelman

 

How Stan Lee Wrote Comics

 

The Mindscape of Alan Moore

 

Robert Kirkman Interviews Frank Miller About His Career, From Batman to Hollywood

 

Scott McCloud: The Visual Magic of Comics

 

Todd McFarlane: Like Hell I Won't

 

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story

 

DATABASE RESOURCES

FOR TEACHERS

Gene Yang: Why Comics Belong in the Classroom

 

Illya Kowalchuk: How Comic Books Can Transform Student Learning

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CREDITS

This page was created and is maintained by
Jenny Saxton.

Questions and comments are welcome.