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The Art of Comics and Graphic Novels: Books, Periodicals, etc.

Sources for and about

Comics and graphic novels

The following series, journals and websites cover graphic novels, comics and related genre.  Click here for More comics journals.

Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels
 A book series covering all aspects of the comic strip, comic book, and graphic novel, with clear language, expansive coverage and theoretical sophistication. International scholars from diverse backgrounds present new thinking about politics, history, aesthetics, production, distribution, and reception as well as the digital realm. All publications in the series are rigorously peer-reviewed.  Series Editor Roger Sabin is Professor of Popular Culture at the University of the Arts London, UK and a renowned scholar in the field.  (The 'Sabin Award' is given annually at the International Graphic Novels and Comics Conference.)

Finding Comics and Graphic Novels


To find copies of graphic novels or comics – as well as resources about graphic novels and comics – do a SUBJECT search in OBIS:

Subject graphic novels
Subject  comic books

Use keyword to limit search results to your topic:

KEYWORD native americans and ("graphic novels" or comic*)
Quotes search for the phrase "graphic novels".  The asterisk after comic is a "wildcard" symbol.

Comic book series

To find a list of published comics visit the publisher's website. For example, Marvel has a list of all the Black Panther comics back to the beginning. 

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