Graphic Novel Series: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Graphic Novel

From "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Graphic Novel"What could possibly be better than a Jane Austen book? A Jane Austen graphic novel filled with zombies!Today I’m featuring Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

If you’re looking for other Pride and Prejudice like books, I would highly recommend these:

We also have many books in the library on Jane Austen, which I would recommend taking a look at.

Other books in the library by Jane Austen.

Also, there is a Pride and Prejudice and Zombies film in the works! It’s kind of hard to tell who’s in it since actors, directors, and screenplay writers have come and gone. I also haven’t found an official trailer just yet, but when I do, I’ll definitely post it here!

Be sure to check out more information about our upcoming Graphic Novel Symposium happening in the library Thursday, Sept. 18 and Friday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Graphic Novel Series: Frank Miller’s Batman

Batman is truly a man that needs no introduction. Batman 404Batman: Year One was written and illustrated by Frank Miller and published in 1987. For those of you unfamiliar with the whole Batman series, Batman first appeared in DC comics spring of 1939. Since then, there have been many TV shows, movies, graphic novels, and comics that followed. The one I’m featuring today is not the first in its line, but stays pretty true to the original storyline of of its original.

We also have Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. After The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller wrote and illustrated The Dark Knight Strikes Again in 2001, which we unfortunately don’t have in the library at the moment. Frank Miller’s darker Batman is really the premises for the newest Batman films directed by Christopher Nolan staring Christian Bale.

If you’re looking for some secondary literature on comics, I would recommend checking out War, Politics and Superheroes: Ethics and Propaganda in Comics and Film. Be sure to check out more information about our upcoming Graphic Novel Symposium happening in the library Thursday, Sept. 18 and Friday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Graphic Novel Series: Love and Rockets

Today I’ll be featuring a completely different kind of graphic novel. The Love and Rockets Book series is written and illustrated by three brothers. They started the comic in the 1980s as part of the alternative comic movement. If you’d like to read more on alternative comics, I would highly recommend the book Alternative Comics: An Emerging Literature. There are many different ways to read Love and Rockets according to which brother you talk to. For a guide on how to read the series, click here. To read bios on the brothers, click here. Most of the time, the brothers write solo, but they are all responsible for the collection. These are just some that we have in the library:

Be sure to check out more information about our upcoming Graphic Novel Symposium happening in the library Thursday, Sept. 18 and Friday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Graphic Novel Series: Game of Thrones

In preparation for the upcoming Graphic Novel Symposium, I’m starting a series to show the graphic novels we have here in the library! We recently received a gift from the Secretary of State/Illinois State Library Literacy Office to purchase graphic novels, so hold on to your seats kids, this is going to be a heck of a series! And don’t worry, we have everything from comic books to memoirs, so I’m sure we can find a novel to fit your tastes. Today, I’m going to start with the wildly popular book and TV series Game of Thrones.

In the library, we try to keep our collection current. We have the  A Game of Thrones (the first book in the series) and A Dance with Dragons (the 5th book in the series). We also have all the seasons of the HBO show Game of Thrones (the complete 1st season, the complete 2nd season,  and the complete 3rd season).

Our newest edition to the collection of Game of Thrones is, as you may have guess, the graphic novel series! I have been using it to help me summarize what happened in the books (which I haven’t read yet). I’ve already read through the first book and am already in the middle of reading the second volume/book in the series. If you’re a fan, I would highly recommend the graphic novel. In the library, we have volume 1, volume 2, and volume 3 (which was just published earlier this year).

Be sure to check out more information about our upcoming Graphic Novel Symposium happening in the library Thursday, Sept. 18 and Friday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Gaming in the Classroom

We are excited for our gaming day that will be part of our Graphic Novel Symposium (September 18-19). This event will connect gaming and learning…and we hope it will be fun!

I wanted to send along a link to this post: ProfHacker: Gaming in the Classroom (A Game a Day at Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching).

This post would be especially useful for faculty who are thinking about using gaming as a way to engage their course content.