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Old and New in Graphic Novels

Did you know that The New York Times publishes a Bestsellers List specifically for graphic novels? The list is separated into three sections that list hardcover, paperback, and manga novels. Twice a month, I will post "highlights" of their selections, one post dedicated to graphic books and the second dedicated to manga.

All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder by Frank Miller. Although Batman and Robin have been around for a while, one might find it difficult to find the first comic book story about duo. This novel tells the story of how it first began and is definitely a must-read for lovers of superheroes and villains.

Father of the Brat Pack Passes Away

"Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns."

How many of you can recite quotes from movies such as The Breakfast Club or Ferris Bueller's Day Off? If you are like many movie buffs who grew up in the eighties, you most likely recognize a line from a John Hughes movie before the quote is even finished. Movie producer, director, and screenplay writer John Hughes passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2009 of a heart attack in New York City. He will be remembered for making his mark in Hollywood and in the hearts of thousands with comedic "teenage angst" movie classics including The Breakfast Club that is quoted above.

Vampiric Delectables in Graphic Novels Part 2: Manga

In last week's post, I highlighted graphic novels with vampire themes. This week, I chose a few series in our Manga collection that also deal with vampires and the supernatural.

If you are unfamiliar with manga, let me give you a brief 101. Manga originates from Japan and loosely means "comic book." Manga is very popular with teens and older children; however, adults can find entertainment with them as well. Unlike American comic books, manga is read from right to left. Most series will include a little illustration of how to the read pages as well as the order of cells.

Calling All Young Art Aficionados!

Children between the ages of 6 and 12 are invited to participate in our annual art camp at two locations: Parker Williams Library and Cy-Fair College Library. Art Camp runs this coming week, Monday, August 3rd through Friday, August 7th from 10am-12pm.

During Art Camp, children will read books and do art projects in reference to the books they read. During the week, participants will have the opportunity to visit the Museum of Fine Arts for a tour. If you are interested in registering your child but are curious about what the program entails, check out our photo collection from last year’s Art Camp.

The libraries with openings are:

Vampiric Delectables in Graphic Novels Part 1

Do you enjoy books about the undead? Are you interested in reading graphic novels? If you answered yes to either question, you will be delighted to know that there are a variety of graphic novels dealing with vampires. Listed below are a few recommendations to quench your thirst for a ghastly and visual read!

Graphic Novels for Adults

Graphic novels have a strong hold in the hearts of young readers; however, individuals may not know there are graphic novels that can be entertaining for adults as well. If superhero and villain-esque titles like Watchmen do not spark your interest, consider novels with more realistic or mature subjects. Listed below are a few titles that may interest you.

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