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Anthologies & Short Stories in Graphic Novels

Do you find it difficult to complete a novel whether it is due to time constraints or a short attention span?

If so, consider reading graphic novels that are composed of short stories! I personally find reading comic shorts more invigorating as I rarely have the desire to sit in one place for more than an hour.

Included in this post are suggested titles that contain short stories. Do you not like what you see? Feel free to comment any suggestions or authors you like!

Holiday Stress Buster: Paper Crafts

Tis the season to be jolly, not be broke!
Here is a simple list of paper crafts you can do to de-stress, save a few dollars, and be green. As you can see from the photo below, I took a poster (actually 2 posters) to make bows and an envelope. If you have an old magazine lying around, check out the tutorials below to see how you can re-fashion it to something new. This is also an excellent craft to do with kids and teens. Also, check out the books below for other eco-friendly and simple crafts to do for the holidays and year-round.

Before and After

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.

New York Times' Bestsellers in Manga

The bestsellers list of graphic novels comes from The New York Times. Listed below are highlights from the month of November.

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.

Holiday Happenings @ HCPL

Get into the holiday spirit with HCPL! Harris County Public Libraries will have holiday programs throughout the month of December. We have programs for all ages and with a variety of themes. Listed below are our holiday programs grouped into the following categories: All Ages, Adults, Teens, and Children. Visit here for more programs. Please keep in mind some events may require registration. For more information on events, please contact the library.

Happy Holidays

All Ages

Time Magazine's Top 10 Graphic Novels

Did you know that Time Magazine regularly publishes Top 10 lists? They have a variety of lists ranging from politics, entertainment, travel, etc. Here is Time's Top 10 Graphic Novels compiled by Lev Grossman.

Happy Birthday Neil Gaiman

Today is critically acclaimed author and Dream King, Neil Gaiman's birthday. He is a literary "Jack of all Trades" with works in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Graphic novels, Horror, children's literature, and so on.  Listed below are some picks from "the most accomplished and influential figure in modern comics as well as one of the most gifted of contemporary fantasists." Click here to see all Gaiman's work in our catalog.

Many of his works are adapted from novels to illustrated books and to movies so look out for extra links for other adaptations.

Graphic Novels

New Graphic Novels @ HCPL

Hello and happy November! It is that time of the month to present to you new adds to our collection of graphic novels.

Astro Boy & the Godfather of Manga

Did you know that the 2009 animated film Astro Boy was originally a comic book series? The popular story about a young boy with atomic powers was first released in comic book form in 1952 as Tetsuwan Atomu, literally meaning "Atom with Iron Arms," in Japan. It was then created into a cartoon series (Japan's 1st animated TV series) and broadcast in 1963 in the United States as Astro Boy.

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