Thursday, June 12, 2008

More Than Meets the Eye...

Were you excited that Bethlehem was the stage for the filming of the Transformers 2 movie? One of last year's blockbuster films, Transformers is based on the 1980s cartoon series of the same name. The Transformers characters also star in graphic novels, the popular bound format of comic books. Mack Library carries many books related to the comic book industry. For students in the graphic arts or communications programs, these are great resources for research papers. They're also fascinating reads for anyone interested in this genre!

Here are some titles about the comic book industry:

Film and Comic Books by Ian Gordon

Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography
by David Michaelis

Reading Comics: H
ow Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean
by Douglas Wolk

Pictures and Words: New Comic Art and Narrative Illustration
by Roanne Bell

Here are some titles that use comic artwork to tell their story:

The Tenth Circle
by Jodi Picoult

Simpsons Comics: Dollars to Donuts

by Matt Groening

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
by Alison Bechdel

In the Shadow of No Towers
by Art Spiegelman

Alias the Cat!
by Kim Deitch

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