This is a selection of graphic novels that are available at the Robeson Library. If you click on the title of each book, it will take you to the catalog record so you can see if the book is available in the library or checked out.
Tory Blake is an average-looking 15-year-old boy, who possesses an uncanny sense of time and photographic memory. A self-proclaimed genius; he is spoiled, anti-social and cynical. His boredom is cured when a beautiful but secretive boy his own age, moves across the street from his apartment.
The setting: New York City in 1933, the Fontaine Talking Fables animation studio. Teddy Mishkin is hard at work on the latest cartoon short for Waldo the Cat, the "star" of Fontaine's stable of animated characters. But little does anyone realize that Waldo is real--and that he is Teddy's assistant.
This comic strip tale features the arrogant and hilarious Rat, who leads his friends through misadventures. Joining him for the journey are Pig, the slow but good-hearted conscience of the strip; Goat, the voice of reason that often goes unheard; and Zebra and the eternally inept Crocodiles who pursue him.
A graphic novel based on the life and death of Robert 'Yummy' Sandifer, an 11-year-old gang member from Chicago's Southside who was killed by his own gang. 11-year-old Roger is trying to make sense of his classmate Yummy's death, but first he has to make sense of Yummy's life. Was he some sort of monster, or just another kid? A compelling graphic dramatisation based on true events, this gritty exploration of youth gang life will prompt teen readers to question their own understandings of good and bad, right and wrong.
Following Che from his fabled motorcycle journeys with Alberto Granado as a young medical student to his eventual execution at the hands of Bolivian soldiers and CIA operatives, Che: A Graphic Biography not only provides a concrete time line of his life but also gives a broader understanding of his beliefs, his legacy, and Latin American politics during the mid-twentieth century.
In Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean, Taylor and Towle focus on Amelia's triumphant crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in 1928, offering us a glimpse at her relentless ambition and her tireless will to promote women's rights.But above all,author and illustrator leave us with a sense of her deep-rooted desire to touch the sky.
A groundbreaking introduction to the most creative and cutting-edge works of Japanese independent comics, presented in English for the first time, AX is the premier Japanese magazine for alternative comics.
A very unscientific poll recently revealed that 99.9% of all people who attended middle school hated it. Fortunately, some of those people have grown up to be clever and talented comic artists, with an important message to share: Everyone can survive middle school!
In 1984, Marjane flees fundamentalism and the war with Iraq to begin a new life in Vienna. Once there, she faces the trials of adolescence far from her friends and family, and while she soon carves out a place for herself among a group of fellow outsiders, she continues to struggle for a sense of belonging.
A Contract With God re-creates the neighborhood of Will Eisner's youth through a quartet of four interwoven stories. This graphic novel expresses the joy, exuberance, tragedy, and drama of life on the mythical Dropsie Avenue of the Bronx.
In this virtuoso graphic novel, Harvey Pekar tells the story of his troubled teen years for the first time, when he would beat up any kid who looked at him wrong just to win the praise of his peers. And when he failed to impress, whether on the football team, in math class, in the Navy or on the job, he simply gave up.
Set in the twilight years of Germany's Weimar Republic, City of Stones covers eight months in Berlin, from September 1928 to May Day, 1929, documenting the hopes and struggles of its inhabitants as their future is darkened by a glowing shadow.
His name is Yossel. In another time, in another place, this 15 year-old boy could have grown to be a great artist. But in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II, Yossel, a Jew is an untermensch and thus has no rights - and no future. This is his story, as told through his sketches.
Palestine is Joe Sacco's first major comic work of political and historical non-fiction, and was based on several months research and an extended visit to the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the early 1990s, where he conducted over 100 interviews with Palestinians and Jews.
The place is New York City in 1933. The setting: the Fontaine Talking Fables animation studio. Teddy Mishkin--definitely alcoholic, possibly insane--is hard at work on the latest cartoon short for Waldo the Cat, the "star" of Fontaine's stable of animated characters. But little does anyone (except Teddy) realize that Waldo is real--and that he is Teddy's insidiously helpful assistant.
The Stars of David, a barnstorming Jewish baseball team in the 1920s, travel from town to town earning a living by playing local squads. They all sport beards, a gimmick to attract patrons, but when financial difficulties threaten to end their season they cast their lot with a Chicago promoter who has just seen the hugely successful German silent film Der Golem.
The armies of Persia--a vast horde greater than any the world has ever known--are poised to crush Greece, an island of reason and freedom in a sea of madness and tyranny. Standing between Greece and this tidal wave of destruction are a tiny detachment of but three hundred warriors.
For Art Spiegelman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Maus, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 were both highly personal and intensely political. In the Shadow of No Towers, his first new book of comics since the groundbreaking Maus, is a masterful and moving account of the events and aftermath of that tragic day.