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Graphic Novels, Comic Books, Anime, and Manga

This library research guide provides an introduction to library resources related to Graphic Novels, Comics, Anime, and Manga.

Audiovisual Resources

Streaming videos are viewable online. Search for more using the Films on Demand Database or AVON: Academic Video Online.

The Art of Spiegelman: From Raw, to Maus, and Beyond

In this program, Pulitzer Prize-winner Art Spiegelman—humble, humorous, and completely honest—talks about his life history and his creative process using New York City as a backdrop and family photos, clips from home movies, and panels from comic creations such as Maus, Raw magazine, and In the Shadow of No Towers as props.

 

TEDTalks: Scott McCloud—Understanding Comics

In this fun TEDTalk, McCloud bends the presentation format into a cartoon-like experience, where colorful diversions whiz through childhood fascinations and imagined futures. This captivating look at the magic of comics will prove to viewers why McCloud’s admiring fans include a laundry list of superstar cartoonists.

 

 

Manga

Manga World

Filmed in Japan, this program pushes beyond the stereotypes to objectively examine the history of manga, how manga are drawn, and manga’s influence on Japanese life.