Tagged comics and graphic novels

Comic-Con 2020: At-Home and Online!

For the past 50 years(!), fans, writers, illustrators, creators, and sellers of anything and everything comic book-related have convened in sunny San Diego, CA for the foremost pop culture event of the year— Comic-Con ! This July…

New Book to Screen Adaptations from Netflix This July!

Readers are no strangers to having their favorite books and characters adapted for the screen, and Netflix, in particular, is one of the biggest purveyors of bringing those pages to life via digital and streaming media. The following…

Queer Comics About Sports!

I never would have pegged myself as someone who wanted to read about "the sports", but there are some sweet and dramatic comics and graphic novels that have changed my mind about that in the past few years. If you too are…

Digital Comics and Graphic Novel Series for Tweens on Hoopla

If you’re like me, you already love Hoopla for streaming movies, music, and audiobooks. But did you know that Hoopla also has a great selection of comics and graphic novels? I particularly love the range of graphic novels…

19 Great Graphic Novels from 2019!

Whether they were new stand-alone stories, biographical novels, retro reissue collections, original children's series, or new adventures with familiar faces, there was no shortage of comic-related reading material in 2019, let alone…

Dena's Favorite Books of 2019

It's that time of the year again! Working in the Fiction Department of the Parkway Central Library means that I am always surrounded by excellent books to read. I read over 330 this year, and in narrowing it down to my top 30…

Monstermania!: A Monstrous Halloween Playlist

Howllo Boils and Ghouls!, Welcome back to the Free Library of Phrightadelphia's blog, on this most haunted of holidays— Halloween ! It would seem to be that 2019 is the Year of the Monster—whether in books, films, or…

Black Girl Magic

If Blk Girl Soldier by Jamila Woods has been your anthem for the past few years... then you might be ready for the following booklist! Feeling telepathic? Step into this selection of *Black Girl Magic* featuring Black women authors and…

The Breast Cancer Journey Illustrated Through Graphic Novels

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month , a time to learn about prevention and treatment. However, I think it's also a time where we can agree that breast cancer is very rude. According to recent studies, about 1 in 8…

What's New with LEAP?

Now that the new school year is up and running, LEAP would like to welcome students back to school! LEAP provides a safe and supportive afterschool environment for school-age patrons grades K – 12, complete with homework help,…

Creepy Comics for October Nights

Greetings friends, October is here once again! Time for jack-o'-lantern carving, horror movie marathons, and over-the-top Halloween decorations. Looking to add a healthy dose of horror to your comic book reading? Here are some of…

Banned Books Week | LGBTQ+ Tween and Children's Edition

Another year, another Banned Books Week ! Each year the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of the Most Challenged Books  in order to "inform the public about censorship in…

Graphic Novels about Motherhood

Ah mothers and motherhood – such a beautiful and serene time, where everything is so easy and uncomplicated, right? Ha! All of the moms I know, including my friends, coworkers, and even my own mother have assured me that it…

It's That Time of Year Again... Free Comic Book Day!

This spring and summer are shaping up to be a great time for readers and fans of all things related to comic books! As I'm sure you know and have been bombarded with ads, reviews, and non-spoilered and spoilered reactions now for a…

The 5th Annual Free Library Comic Con!

This year, Free Library Comic Con celebrates its 5th anniversary with our annual event at the Parkway Central Library on May 11, 2019! When you arrive, you’ll first encounter our Vendor Hall which will be chock full of an array of…

Rah! Rah! Sis Boom Bah!: Let's Hear It for Sports Comics and Manga!

If you had told me a few years ago that I would be fully obsessed with either ice hockey or fencing by way of comics I would have laughed SO HARD. I’m barely into watching baseball or football – and those have snacks readily…

Look! Up in the Philly Skyline! It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's... Shazam!?

The newest superhero to take flight on the silver screen calls Philadelphia his home and viewers will be able to spot the Art Museum, the William Penn statue, the LOVE sculpture, and various Philly-centric neighborhoods in scenes…

Throw Those Horns In the Air in Celebration of Hellboy's 25th Anniversary!

This Saturday, March 23 marks the 25th anniversary of Hellboy and has been designated Hellboy Day across libraries, comic book shops, and bookstores around the world! What's a "Hellboy", you ask? Why he's just your…

Catching Up with Captain Marvel!

It’s almost Captain Marvel movie time and I’m so excited! I’ve been mildly obsessed with the Captain Marvel comics recently and in anticipation of the movie release I thought I might share my excitement with all…

Graphic Novels about Black History

The last decade has produced a number of amazing, award-winning, and celebratory graphic novels featuring figures from African American history. Here are a few of my favorites that I would love to suggest would make for great reads…

Virtual - Graphic Novel Book Club for Tweens

Do you like to read Graphic Novels?  If so, this book club is for you. Join Ms. Meredith to discuss our graphic novel of the month!  This month's selection is New Kid , by Jerry Craft.  It is available from Hoopla,…

Illustrated Horror

Ghastly graphic novels full of eerie images and scary stories.

Anime and Manga - Manga for You and Me

Learn the techniques behind the creation of anime.

Anime and Manga - Hot Manga

Get your hands on the newest manga we have.

Graphic Novels - Teen Manga

Classic teen manga favorites.

Graphic Novels - Realistic stories for Teens

Graphic novels that reflect real life.

Graphic Novels - Non-violent Stories for Tweens

Suitable for middle schoolers.

Graphic Novels - for Tweens

For the younger set.

Graphic Novels - Beginning Readers

A first experience with comic books.

Graphic Novels - Girl Power

Graphic novels that appeal to girls and women.

Graphic Novels - Books to Screen

From graphic novels into movies.

Graphic Novels - Bestsellers

Not sure where to start? How about with the most popular graphic novels?

Graphic Novels - Award Winners

Find out more about the popular world of graphic novels.

Award Winning Graphic Novels

Graphic novels which have won notable awards.

Eoin Colfer | Highfire

In conversation with Jon McGoran, author of Splintered Eoin Colfer is the internationally acclaimed author of the Artemis Fowl series, which chronicles the “magical” ( Washington Post ) adventures of a young antihero criminal…

Patricia Marx and Roz Chast | Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?: A Mother's Suggestions

A 30-year contributor to The New Yorker , Patricia Marx is the author of several books including Starting From Happy and Him Her Him Again the End of Him , both of which were Thurber Prize finalists. A former writer for Saturday Night…

Roz Chast | Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York

Watch the video here . “By turns grim and absurd, deeply poignant and laugh-out-loud funny” ( New York Times ), Roz Chast has published more than 800 cartoons in The New Yorker since 1978. Chast has written or illustrated more than a…

Graphic Novels

Graphic novels are, simply defined, book-length comics. Sometimes they tell a single, continous narrative from first page to last; sometimes they are collections of shorter stories or individual comic strips. Comics are sequential visual…