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Graphic Novels
"Comics is a great medium to get a lot of stories out."
- Sergio Aragones

Introduction
At the La Porte County Public Library, we have a wide and varied selection of graphic novels and comics.  We hope this newsletter will help you find some new favorites.  All titles listed here are available for check-out at any Library location. 
Mangaman - Barry Lyga and Colleen Doran
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/15/2011
Share Mangaman ISBN-13: 9780547423159
ISBN-10: 0547423152
Ryoko Kiyama, a character from a Japanese comic book, or manga, falls through a rip into the real world--the western world--and tries to survive as the ultimate outsider at a typical American high school. By the author of The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl. 35,000 first printing.
Scenes from an impending marriage : a prenuptial memoir - Adrian Tomine
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/01/2011
Share Scenes from an impending marriage %3a  a prenuptial memoir ISBN-13: 9781770460348
ISBN-10: 1770460349
A comic book originally intended as a favor for guests at the author's wedding is comprised of short strips celebrating the absurd aspects of getting married, from taking dance lessons to managing family demands. By the author of Shortcomings. 10,000 first printing.
Okko : The Cycle of Air - Hub
Publisher: Archaia
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/25/2011
Share Okko %3a  The Cycle of Air ISBN-13: 9781932386929
ISBN-10: 1932386920
Okko, a samurai without a master, and his three companions, a giant, a monk, and a young fisherman, encounter such adversaries as bandits, vampires, puppets, demons, and samurai thugs as they wander through the Pajan Empire, where the great clans are fighting for control.
Lucid - Michael McMillian and Anna Wieszczyk
Publisher: Archaia
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/07/2011
Share Lucid ISBN-13: 9781936393046
ISBN-10: 1936393042
Izombie : dead to the world - Chris Roberson and Mike. (Mike Dalton) Allred
Publisher: Vertigo
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/22/2011
Share Izombie %3a  dead to the world ISBN-13: 9781401229658
ISBN-10: 1401229654
Every time Gwen, a zombie, eats someone's brains she also inherits some of their memories and the latest morsel she devoured gives her memories of a murder she and her friends need to solve.
Afterschool charisma - Kumiko Suekane
Publisher: VIZ Media
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/21/2011
Share Afterschool charisma ISBN-13: 9781421537269
ISBN-10: 1421537265
Shiro Kamiya, the son of a teacher at St. Kleio Academy and the only student who is not a clone of a famous historical figure, wonders what he is doing there and what the real purpose of the school might be.
5 very good reasons to punch a dolphin in the mouth : (and other useful guides) - Matthew Inman
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub.
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/01/2011
Share 5 very good reasons to punch a dolphin in the mouth %3a  (and other useful guides) ISBN-13: 9781449401160
ISBN-10: 1449401163
Samurai sword-wielding kittens and hamsters that love .50-caliber machine guns commingle with a cracked out Tyrannosaur that is extremely hard to potty train. Plus hardy advice regarding things worth knowing about. Includes 60 of Inman's comic illustrations and life-bending guides from TheOatmeal.com.
Save Yourself, Mammal! : An Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Collection - Zach Weiner
Publisher: Pgw
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/12/2011
Share Save Yourself, Mammal! %3a  An Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Collection ISBN-13: 9780982853702
ISBN-10: 098285370X
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (SMBC) is at heart a geek comic, but it nevertheless addresses a broad range of topics, such as love, relationships, economics, politics, religion, science, and philosophy. It is one of the fastest growing comics online, and this is its first compilation in print.
Drew Friedman's sideshow freaks - Drew Friedman and K. Bidus
Publisher: Blast Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/15/2011
Share Drew Friedman ISBN-13: 9780922233366
ISBN-10: 0922233365
Award-winning illustrator Friedman is known for oddball collections, and this volume might be the oddest. He profiles 50 world-famous sideshow and circus "freaks" from the late 19th through mid-20th centuries.
Troublemaker : A Barnaby and Hooker Graphic Novel Book two - Janet Evanovich, Alex Evanovich, Jolle Jones and Ben Dewey
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/23/2010
Share Troublemaker %3a  A Barnaby and Hooker Graphic Novel Book two ISBN-13: 9781595825735
ISBN-10: 1595825738
When Hooker's boat is stolen by Nitro, Barnaby and Hooker step up their efforts to find the wooden statue of Baron Samedi that goes with the hand that they found, but they run into difficulty getting the statue back to Miami.
Habibi - Craig Thompson
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/20/2011
Share Habibi ISBN-13: 9780375424144
ISBN-10: 0375424148
A graphic tale by the author of Blankets follows the relationship between two refugee child slaves who are thrown together by circumstance and who struggle to make a place for themselves in a world fueled by fear and vice, in a visual parable that touches on themes of cultural divisions and the shared heritage of Christianity and Islam.
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