Instead of searching for “comics,” I searched for “American Born Chinese” and from that book’s page I clicked on “Graphic Novels” in the subject list and discovered that the MA Library currently has 15 graphic novels.
So if you can find one book that fits what you’re looking for, you can always find more just by perusing that book’s subject list and going from there.
Got any questions? If so, let me know! Also if you think there are some graphic novels the library totally should have, please come by and have a chat. It’s that simple!
Oh yeah, and if you would like to read more about graphic novels, here are a few resources:
- Gale Literature Resource Center — just a basic search on “graphic novel” results in a lot of good essays!
- New York Times has a good resource, here: http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/subjects/g/graphic_novels/index.html;
- and an essay on the University of Houston offering a graduate course in graphic novels