"We gaze continually at the world, and it grows dull in our perceptions. Yet seen from another's vantage point, as if new, it may still take our breath away." --Dr. Manhattan, Watchmen
The term graphic novel was first used by comic book artist, Will Eisner, in 1978 to describe a book-length publication of his collected comic book tales. Today the format also includes standalone stories and has even grown to include visual adaptations of novels such as Kindred by Octavia Butler along with categories like memoirs and graphic medicine. Titles like March by John Lewis also transport readers into the frontlines of history.
Our selection includes popular picks, titles from independent and underground publishers, and many more surprising finds.
Items are on display through the month of August across from Circulation."