Graphic Novels in Libraries
This course will be an exploration of graphic literature in libraries. It will look at the history, aesthetics and narrative techniques of graphic literature as well as pragmatic issues of collection development, programming, and dealing with material challenges. We will explore superhero comics, art comics, manga, graphic nonfiction, and European/Belgian comics as well as the history of the form from EC, golden age, silver age, underground, and modern age graphic literature. Whether you are an experienced library comics geek or are new to the form or field this course will offer you some new ideas and perspective.
CALL SPONSORED: In order to gain the most impact from learning events sponsored by the CALL grant, we ask that all participants engage fully (attend, participate, discuss and share). If you are unable or not willing to agree to this, please be kind and leave a seat or place for someone else.