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New Graphic Novels @ HCPL

Greetings! It is that time again to showcase some of our new titles added to our graphic novels family. For an expanded list of graphic novels, check out our Adult and Young Adult new non-fiction titles.

Be Creative with BeFunky

A major perk of the internet is the wealth of sites that offer tools that you can use at no cost! For folks who have photographs that are a bit on the drab side or would like to play with, consider BeFunky, a website that allows you to add artistic elements to your photographs.

If making your photos cool(er) isn't enough, BeFunky recently added editing tools! Here are a couple samples I used with BeFunky's Photo Effects on a black & white photo I took in Denton, TX.

Here is the original: 

Denton BW

Pinhole Effect:

Happy Anniversary Superman!

Superman: the Complete HistoryJune 1st marks the 72nd anniversary of Superman's debut! For over 70 years, the "Man of Steel" has entertained America and is considered a superhero pioneer.

Scott Pilgrim VS. The World

It's no wonder that the Scott Pilgrim series is showing up on the New York Times' Bestseller list for graphic novels; it will be in theaters this summer!!!

I am beating myself up a bit for not knowing about this sooner, especially with my teensy crush on Michael Cera but its better late than never, right? 

New York Times' Bestsellers in Graphic Novels

The bestsellers list of graphic novels comes from The New York Times. Listed below are highlights listed from the source and include new releases and older paperback editions.

New Graphic Novels @ HCPL

Greetings! It is that time again to showcase some of our new titles added to our graphic novels family. For an expanded list of graphic novels, check out our Adult and Young Adult new non-fiction titles.

Booklist's Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth

Last week's post featured Booklist's Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2010. Here is their Top 10 graphic novels for teens and children! If you have a reluctant reader at home, want to mix up your reads, or just love graphic novels, check out the suggestions! 

2009 L.A. Times Book Prizes

Last week, the Los Angeles Times announced the 2009 Book Prize winners. This is an annual event that takes place during their Festival of Books and honors authors in ten categories: biography, current interest, fiction, first fiction (the Art Seidenbaum Award), graphic novel, history, mystery/thriller, poetry, science and technology, and young adult literature. Graphic Novel is a new category to the 30-year ceremony.

Listed below are the finalists of the 2009 Book Prize Winners. For a list of all finalists and runners up, visit here.

Booklist's Top 10 Graphic Novels

In March 2010, Booklist published its Top 10 Graphic Novels. Booklist is a publication from American Library Association and offers great recommendations in new books for all ages. Listed below are their Top 10 for 2010 for adults. Next week's post will highlight the Top 10 for youth! 

New Graphic Novels @ HCPL

Greetings! It is that time again to showcase some of our new titles added to our graphic novels family. For an expanded list of graphic novels, check out our Adult and Young Adult new non-fiction titles.

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