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Graphic Novels

11 Jan 2019

Graphic novels have become an integral part of popular culture and society, and an area of serious academic scholarship. SMU Libraries’ curated display celebrates renowned graphic novels that go beyond schoolyard comics to tackle issues such as racism, corruption, sexuality, faith, and love. Explore a classic, such as Maus (1992 Pulitzer Prize winner) or a contemporary novel like Sabrina (2018 Man Booker Prize nominee). We also include a selection of titles focusing on the history and criticism of this genre.

Visit the display at the New Arrivals shelf on Level 2 of Li Ka Shing Library from 23 January to 30 January. 

No. 

Title / Author 

1

A contract with God and other tenement stories / Will Eisner author, artist.

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6727.E4 C6 2017 

2

Am I there yet? : the loop-de-loop, zigzagging journey to adulthood / Mari Andrew author, illustrator.

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   NC1429.A6325 A2 2018

3

American born Chinese / Gene Luen Yang author. Lark Pien colorist.

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6727.Y36 A464 2009

4

Black hole / Charles Burns

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6727.B87 B53 2008

5

Blankets : a graphic novel / Craig Thompson author, illustrator

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6727.T48 B63 2015

6

Boxers / Gene Luen Yang author. Lark Pien colorist

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PZ7.7.Y35 Bo 2013

7

Can't we talk about something more pleasant? : a memoir / Roz Chast

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   NC1429.C525 A2 2014

8

Epileptic / David B. author, artist. Kim Thompson, translator

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6747 .B2213 2005

9

Empire state : a love story (or not) / Jason Shiga author. John Pham colourist.

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6727.S5153 E47 2011 

10

Eva, kopi and matcha / Evangeline Neo author, artist

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   NC1720.12 .N46 2014

11

Fun home : a family tragicomic / Alison Bechdel

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6727.B3757 Z46 2006

12

Ghost world / Daniel Clowes

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6727.C56 G49 2005

13

Hark! : a vagrant / Kate Beaton

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6734.H37 B43 2011

14

Herding cats : a "Sarah's scribbles" collection / Sarah Andersen (Sarah C.), author, artist

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6727.A47 H47 2018  

15

Honor girl / Maggie Thrash

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   HQ75.4.T57 A3 2015

16

How to be happy / Eleanor Davis

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6727.D337 H69 2014 

17

Hyperbole and a half : unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem, and other things that happened / Allie Brosh

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6727.B7568 H96 2013

18

It's a good life, if you don't weaken : [a picture novella] / Seth

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6733.S48 Z46 2015

19

Jimmy Corrigan : the smartest kid on earth / Chris Ware

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6727.W285 J56 2003

20

Little fish : a memoir from a different kind of year / Ramsey Beyer author, illustrator

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6727.B434 L58 2013 

21

Marbles : mania, depression, Michelangelo, and me : a graphic memoir / Ellen. Forney

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6727.F678 M37 2012

22

Maus : a survivor's tale / Art. Spiegelman

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   DS135.P63 S68 1997

23

Megahex / Simon Hanselmann

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6790.A83 H36 2014

24

Ms. Marvel / G. Willow Wilson author. Jacob Wyatt illustrator.; Adrian Alphona illustrator.; Elmo Bondoc illustrator.; Takeshi Miyazawa illustrator.; Ian Herring colorist

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PZ7.7.W55 

25

Onward towards our noble deaths / Shigeru Mizuki author, illustrator. Jocelyne Allen translator

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6790.J33 M59914 2011  

26

Palestine / Joe Sacco

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   DS119.7 .S23 2001

27

Persepolis / Marjane Satrapi 

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6747.S245 P4713 2008

28

Pyongyang : a journey in North Korea / Guy Delisle author. Helge Dascher translator

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6733.D44 P913 2007

29

Remembrance of things past. Combray / Stéphane. Heuet Marcel Proust

Li Ka Shing Library   Books Level 3   PN6747.H48 R45 2001 

30

Rolling blackouts : dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq / Sarah Glidden author, illustrator

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6727.G64 R65 2016

31

Sabrina / Nick Drnaso author, artist

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6727.D76 S33 2018  

32

Safe area Goražde : the war in eastern Bosnia 1992-95 / Joe Sacco

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   DR1313.32.G67 S33 2000

33

Saints / Gene Luen Yang author. Lark Pien colorist

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6727.Y36 S25 2013

34

Seconds / Bryan Lee O'Malley artist, author. Jason Fischer (Cartoonist), artist.; Nathan Fairbairn colorist

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6733.O43 S43 2014

35

Stitches : a memoir / David Small

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6727.S54465 S75 2010

36

The arrival / Shaun Tan author, illustrator

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PZ7.7.T36 Ar 2007    

37

The art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye / Sonny Liew, artist

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6790.S553 L54 2015

38

The encyclopedia of early Earth : a graphic novel / Isabel Greenberg author, illustrator.

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6737.G735 E53 2013 

39

The garden of foolish indulgences / Yong Hwee Oh, author. Hong Teng Koh, illustrator

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   NC1720.S55 O3 2016

40

The graveyard book, volume 1 / P. Craig Russell author, artist. Kevin Nowlan artist.; Tony Harris artist.; Scott Hampton artist.; Galen Showman artist.; Jill Thompson artist.; Stephen B Scott artist.; adapted from a novel by Neil Gaiman

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PZ7.7.R87 Gr 2014 

41

The graveyard book, volume 2 / P. Craig. Russell author. David Lafuente illustrator.; Scott Hampton illustrator.; Kevin Nowlan illustrator.; Galen Showman illustrator.; Lovern Kindzierski colorist.; adapted from a novel by Neil Gaiman

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PZ7.7.R87 Gs 2014

42

The one hundred nights of hero : a graphic novel / Isabel Greenberg author, illustrator

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6737.G735 O64 2016

43

The sculptor / Scott McCloud

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6727.M3826 S38 2015

44

The walking man / Jirō Taniguchi author, illustrator. Shizuka Shimoyama translator.; Elizabeth Tierman translator

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6790.J33 W35 2004  

45

V for Vendetta / Alan Moore

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6737.M66 V2 2012  

46

Voices in the dark / Ulli Lust author, artist. John Brownjohn translator.; Nika Knight translator

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6790.A93 L873713 2017 

47

Watchmen / Alan Moore author. Dave Gibbons artist.; John Higgins artist.

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6737.M66 W39 2014 

48

Weapons of mass diplomacy / Abel Lanzac author. Abel Lanzac artist.; Christophe Blain artist.; Edward Gauvin translator

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6747.L36 A2 2014

Criticism

1

Arguing comics: Literary masters on a popular medium / Jeet Heer; Kent Worcester

e-Book

2

Asian Comics / Lent, John A.

e-Book

3

From comic strips to graphic novels : contributions to the theory and history of graphic narrative / Daniel Stein, Jan-Noël Thon (Eds.) 

e-Book

4

Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults - A Collection of Critical Essays / Abate, Michelle Ann ; Tarbox, Gwen Athene

e-Book

5

On the graphic novel / Santiago García author. Bruce Campbell translator

e-Book

6

Reading graphic novels : genre and narration / Achim Hescher

e-Book

7

Studying comics and graphic novels / Karin Kukkonen

e-Book

8

The origins of comics : from William Hogarth to Winsor McCay / Thierry Smolderen

e-Book

9

Why comics? : from underground to everywhere / Hillary L. Chute

Li Ka Shing Library   Lifestyle Collection Level 2   PN6710 .C48 2017

Last updated on 23 Jan 2019 .