- Posted by Johanna on November 9, 2009 at 11:56 pm
- Category: Graphic Novel News
I stopped by my library over the weekend to donate some graphic novels — while I love them, there’s only so much shelf space in the house — and discovered something exciting!
All of the book-format comics, manga and graphic novels, used to be in the Planet Teen young adult section. But as the picture shows, my county library has now created a section of graphic novels for adults. I think this is a great idea, showing that the format has material for every age group. Plus, I got a chance to check out an unusual Osamu Tezuka volume; try a recommended artistic European memoir; and catch up on Adrian Tomine’s work.
Most surprising was the discovery of a book called Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd. It’s an anthology of stories about being geeks in love, edited by Holly Black (The Good Neighbors) and Cecil Castellucci (The Plain Janes) and featuring short comic inserts by Hope Larson (Chiggers) and Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim). That’s my favorite part of going to the library: finding something neat you didn’t even know existed.