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August 4, 2005

What’s New · Comic Revolutions: Underground Comix, Graphic Novels, & Manga

Comic Revolutions: Underground Comix, Graphic Novels & Manga, an exhibition in the Art & Music Department, showcases three important phases in the history of comic books and features the work of distinguished local comic/graphic novel writers and pioneers of the underground comix movement.

In conjunction with the exhibit (which will be display until October 30), we will be hosting a series of special programs at the Main Library:

The Rise of Underground Comix and the Graphic Novel
Panel discussion with Bruce Chrislip, Justin Green, and Carol Tyler
Saturday, September 17
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Main Library Atrium

The Business of Comic Book Writing and Illustration
Panel discussion with Bruce Chrislip, Craig Boldman, David Mack, and Mark Craddock (Comic Book World)
Saturday, September 17
2:00–3:30 p.m.
Main Library Atrium

Comic Book Basics: Getting Started with Writing and Drawing Comics
Workshop with Carol Tyler
Saturday, October 15
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Main Library, Room 3B

Workshop follow-up session (exhibition and discussion)
With Carol Tyler
Saturday, November 12
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Main Library, Room 2A

For additional information about the exhibit and programs, please contact the Art & Music Department by phone (513-369-6955) or email.

Related Reading

A selection of graphic novels in our collection:

One Hundred Demons
By Lynda Barry

Louis Riel: A Comic-strip Biography
By Chester Brown

Ghost World
By Daniel Clowes

The Complete Crumb
By R. Crumb

The Boulevard of Broken Dreams
By Kim Deitch

A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories
By Will Eisner

By Jules Feiffer

The Sandman: Season of Mists
By Neil Gaiman

Musical Legends: The Collected Comics from Pulse Magazine
By Justin Green

Zippy Stories
By Bill Griffith

Blood of Palomar
By Gilbert Hernandez

The Death of Speedy
By Jaime Hernandez

City of Glass
By Paul Karasik

Birth of a Nation: A Comic Novel
By Aaron McGruder

By David Mack

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
By Frank Miller

By Alan Moore

Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor: Unsung Hero
By Harvey Pekar

Safe Area Gorazde
By Joe Sacco

Maus: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History
By Art Spiegelman

Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
By Art Spiegelman

Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
By Chris Ware

By Jim Woodring

And don’t miss our Manga Madness booklist on Teenspace!