With All Seriousness, Comics Find a Permanent Home

150914_ExhibitionR_219x365While you may relish reading the Sunday funnies over a cuppa in the coziness of your kitchen, you may also recall perusing Serious Comics, featured earlier this Fall as the lattes lapped Everett to the tune of daily news. The display spoke volumes to the relevance and impact of the comic as an innovative model for new forms of teaching, learning, and research. Highlighted in the newly redesigned Cafe book space were seminal works, popular contemporary publications, and others, more scholarly, that explored theories and practices of education. Classic, timely, fresh — and now permanent to the home of the Gottesman Libraries, these books were recently re-located to the main, oversize, and children’s literature stacks. Further, they can be checked out for an entire semester, barring any recalls due to their popularity! Moving from funny papers to graphic novels, traditional text to visual tome, cartoon to classroom, we think how such resources cast new light and shape.

Seminal Works

Contract_with_GodA contract with God and other tenement stories : a graphic novel / Will Eisner

Oversize PN6727.E4 C6 2006



American_Born_ChineseAmerican born Chinese / Gene Luen Yang

Juv PN6727. Y36. A84 2006




Batman_Dark_Knight Returns

Batman, the dark knight returns / Frank Miller with Klaus Janson and Lynn Varley ; lettered by John Constanza

(Oversize) N6728.B36 M545 2008



Fun_HomeFun home : a family tragicomic / Alison Bechdel

(Stacks) PN6727.B3757 Z46 2007




MausMaus: a survivor’s tale / Art Spiegelman

Stacks D810. J4 S643 1986




PersepolisPersepolis. English; The complete Persepolis / Marjane Satrapi

Stacks PN6747.S245 P4713 2007




Understanding_ComicsUnderstanding comics : the invisible art / Scott McCloud

Stacks PN6710. M335 1994




WatchmenWatchmen / Alan Moore, writer ; Dave Gibbons illustrator/letterer

Stacks PN6737.M66 W39 2013




Popular Contemporary

BatmanBatman : noeel / story and art by Lee Bermejo ; colors by Barbara Ciardo ; letters by Todd Klein ; Batman created by Bob Kane

Stacks PN6728.B36 B63 2011



Captain_Truth_AmericaCaptain America : truth / Robert Morales, writer ; Kyle Baker, artist ; JG, RS & Comicraft’s Wes Abbot, letterers

Oversize PN6728.C35 M67 2009



DaytripperDaytripper / by Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba with coloring by Dave Stewart ; lettering by Sean Konot

(Oversize) PN6790.B73 M66 2011



UsagiGraphic novels. Selections; The Usagi Yojimbo saga. Book 1 / Stan Sakai

(Oversize) PZ7.7.S138 Us 2014



Ms_MarvelMs. Marvel 1 No Normal / G.Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona

Oversize PN6728.M766 W55 2014



Red_SonjaRed Sonja. Volume one, Queen of plagues / written by Gail Simone ; illustrated by Walter Geovani

(Oversize) PN6728 .R437 A38 2014



SagaSaga. Vol. 1 / Brian K. Vaughan, writer ; Fiona Staples, artist ; Fonografiks, lettering & design

Oversize PN6728.S17 V38 2012



SecondsSeconds / Bryan Lee O’Malley with Jason Fischer, drawing assistant ; Dustin Harbin, lettering ; Nathan Fairbairn, color

Stacks PN6733.O43 S43 2014



League_of_Extraordinary_GentlemenThe league of extraordinary gentlemen / [Alan Moore, text ; Kevin O’Neill, illustrations]

Oversize PN6728.L4248 M66 2000



Museum_VaultsThe museum vaults: excerpts from the journal of an expert / Marc-Antoine Mathieu

Stacks PN 6747. M388 M8713 2008




Theories and Practices of Education

Comics_and_Sequential_ArtComics and sequential art : principles and practices from the legendary cartoonist / Will Eisner

Oversize NC1764 .E47 2008



Graphic_Novel_ClassroomGraphic novel classroom : powerful teaching and learning with images / Maureen Bakis ; foreword by James Bucky Carter

Oversize LB1044.9.C59 B35 2014



ShaneShane, the lone ethnographer / Sally Campbell Galman

Oversize GN 345. G35 2007




UnflatteningUnflattening / Nick Sousanis
Oversize BF241 .S645 2015




Be sure to visit the latest display, Landing on Mars: A New Book Collection, showing now through December 15th. And stay tuned for upcoming announcements regarding the Everett News Café which showcases new book collections relating to current affairs, education, or learning environments.