Library Book News: Check out our Graphic Novels!

September 7, 2021

By Mary Jordan
SCTCC Librarian

The library is always working to keep our collection up to date, and to bring in more material that will be interesting and useful to our community.

One new collection of materials we are buying for you is Graphic Novels!

If you have not tried graphic novels yet – get on that. There are so many different types of books, covering all kinds of topics. There are traditional anime and manga, there are biographies, there are histories, there are scary books, there are funny books – everything you might want. If you want to read books with tons of words – it’s available. If you want to concentrate on the graphics and just a few words – that’s available too. This is a rapidly growing area of publishing, and definitely worth your time to explore here.

Here are a few books in our current collection. We have more for you on our shelves. If you have a favorite that we do not know about yet – send me an email: mary.wilkins-jordan@sctcc.edu. We can try to buy a copy or borrow it from another library for you!

  • Jujutsu Kaisen. Vol. 1, by Akutami, Gege, 1992- author, artist.; Koza, Stefan, translator. “Yuji Itadori is resolved to save the world from cursed demons, but he soon learns that the best way to do it is to slowly lose his humanity and become one himself!”
  • Chartwell Manor : A Comics Memoir, by Head, Glenn, author, illustrator. “No one asks for the childhood they get, and no child ever deserved to go to Chartwell Manor. For Glenn Head, his two years spent at the now-defunct Mendham, NJ, boarding school run by a serial sexual and emotional abuser of young boys in the early 1970s left emotional scars in ways that he continues to process.”
  • What The Font?! : A Manga Guide To Western Typeface, by Ashiya, Kuniichi, author, illustrator.; Allen, Jocelyne, 1974- translator.; Page, Karis, letterer. “When the designer in a small production company disappears, Marusu is forced to take over the job of creating logos. Unfortunately, Marusu is a sales rep who doesn't know the first thing about fonts. Luckily, Helvetica, the personification of that font, appears to guide Marusu into the world of typeface and design. Learn about typography in this fun manga story with anthropomorphic fonts as your guide!”
  • I Think Our Son Is Gay, by Okura (Mangaka), author, illustrator.; McDonagh, Leo, translator.; Prescott, Lor, letterer “Supportive Tomoko has an inkling Hiroki might be gay, but she's going to let him figure it out for himself. Unfortunately, Hiroki has little talent for keeping his 'secret,' so he might die of embarrassment before all is said and done!”
  • Death Note : Black Edition. I, by Ōba, Tsugumi  “Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects--and he's bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. Will Light's noble goal succeed, or will the Death Note turn him into the very thing he fights against?”
  • Toilet-Bound Hanako-Kun. Volume 1, by AidaIro (Fantasy comic writer), author, artist.; Nibley, Alethea, translator.; Moriarty, Jesse, artist.; Biswas, Tania, artist. “'Hanako-san, Hanako-san...are you there?' At Kamome Academy, rumors abound about the school's Seven Mysteries, one of which is Hanako-san. Said to occupy the third stall of the third floor girls' bathroom in the old school building, Hanako-san grants any wish when summoned. Nene Yashiro, an occult-loving high school girl who dreams of romance, ventures into this haunted bathroom... but the Hanako-san she meets there is nothing like she imagined! Kamome Academy's Hanako-san...is a boy!"
  • I Left The House Today!, by Calin, Cassandra, author, artist. “This beautifully illustrated compendium of first-person comics about the trials of the single life, school, stress, junk food, shaving, and maintaining a healthy self-image. Cassandra Calin's comics frequently highlight the humorous gap between expectations and reality, especially when it comes to appearance and how much she can accomplish in one day.”
  • The Way Of The House Husband. 1, by Oono, Kousuke, author, illustrator.; Drzka, Sheldon, translator.; LeBlanc, Jennifer, adapter.; Pistillo, Bianca, letterer. “He was the fiercest member of the yakuza, a man who left countless underworld legends in his wake. They called him 'the Immortal Dragon'. But one day he walked away from it all to walk another path--the path of the househusband! The curtain rises on this cozy yakuza comedy!”

Pretty diverse collection of books! (And I’ll be honest – I ended up reading several pages of most of these while I was looking up their information. They are definitely catchy!)

Stop by the library to explore the graphic novel collection, and to see what else we have here for you.

Kate Wallace
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