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Bibliography

This bibliography collects materials that are likely to be relevant to comics librarianship, with links (in progress) to this site's reviews, publisher sites when items are still in print, and WorldCat.

If there's something missing, please suggest it in the comments!


Books
Abel, Jessica, and Madden, Matt. Drawing Words and Writing Pictures
  publisher site | WorldCat
Abel, Jessica, and Madden, Matt. Mastering Comics
  publisher site | WorldCat
Barry, Lynda. Syllabus
  publisher site | WorldCat
Beaty, Bart, and Weiner, Stephen, editors. Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Heroes & Superheroes
  reviewpublisher site | WorldCat
Beaty, Bart, and Weiner, Stephen, editors. Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: History, Theme, and Technique
  review | publisher site | WorldCat
Beaty, Bart, and Weiner, Stephen, editors. Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Independents & Underground Comics
Beaty, Bart, and Weiner, Stephen, editors. Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Manga
  review | publisher site | WorldCat
Beaty, Bart, and Woo, Benjamin. The Greatest Comic Book of All Time: Symbolic Capital and the Field of American Comic Books
  publisher site | WorldCat
Brenner, Robin. Understanding Manga and Anime.
  publisher site | WorldCat
Brunetti, Ivan. Cartooning
  publisher site | WorldCat
Chute, Hillary. Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form
 publisher site | WorldCat
Chute, Hillary. Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics
  publisher site | WorldCat
Chute, Hillary. Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists
  reviewpublisher site | WorldCat
Chute, Hillary. Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere
  reviewpublisher site | WorldCat
Chute, Hilary, and Jagoda, Patrick, editors. Comics & Media: A Special Issue of "Critical Inquiry"
  publisher site | WorldCat
Cohn, Neil. The Visual Language of Comics
  publisher site | WorldCat
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. CBLDF Presents Manga
  publisher site | WorldCat
Duncan, Randy, and Smith, Matthew J. The Power of Comics: History, Form, and Culture
  publisher site | WorldCat
Eisner, Will: Comics and Sequential Art
  publisher site | WorldCat
Gabilliet, Jean-Paul. Of Comics and Men
  reviewpublisher site | WorldCat
Goldsmith, Francisca. The Readers' Advisory Guide to Graphic Novels
  publisher site | WorldCat
Goldsmith, Francisca. Graphic Novels Now: Building, Managing, and Marketing a Dynamic Collection
  publisher site | WorldCat
Gomez, Betsy, editor. She Changed Comics
  reviewpublisher site | WorldCat
Gorman, Michele. Getting Graphic! Comics for Kids
  publisher siteWorldCat
Gorman, Michele. Getting Graphic: Using Graphic Novels to Promote Literacy with Preteens and Teens
  publisher siteWorldCat
Graham, Richard. Government Issue: Comics for the People, 1940s-2000s
  reviewpublisher site | WorldCat
Gravett, Paul. 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die
  reviewpublisher site | WorldCat
Gravett, Paul. Comics Art
  reviewpublisher site | WorldCat
Gravett, Paul. Graphic Novels: Everything You Need to Know (alternatively titled Graphic Novels: Stories to Change Your Life)
  reviewpublisher site | WorldCat
Gravett, Paul. Mangasia: The Definitive Guide to Asian Comics
  reviewpublisher site | WorldCat
Groensteen, Thierry. Comics and Narration
  reviewpublisher site | WorldCat
Groensteen, Thierry. The System of Comics
  reviewpublisher site | WorldCat
Hatfield, Charles. Alternative Comics: An Emerging Literature
  publisher site | WorldCat
Heer, Jeet, and Worcester, Kent, editors. A Comics Studies Reader
  publisher site | WorldCat
Howard, Sheena. Encyclopedia of Black Comics
  publisher site | WorldCat
Jackson, Tim. Pioneering Cartoonists of Color
  publisher site | WorldCat
Kannenberg, Gene. 500 Essential Graphic Novels
  WorldCat
Karasik, Paul, and Newgarden, Mark. How to Read Nancy
  reviewpublisher site | WorldCat
Karp, Jesse, and Kress, Rush. Graphic Novels in Your School Library
  publisher site | WorldCat
Madden, Matt. 99 Ways to Tell a Story
  reviewpublisher site | WorldCat
Maslon, Laurence and Kantor, Michael. Superheroes!: Capes, Cowls, and the Creation of Comic Book Culture
  publisher site | WorldCat
Mazur, Dan and Danner, Alexander. Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present
  reviewpublisher site | WorldCat
McCloud, Scott. Making Comics
  publisher site | WorldCat
McCloud, Scott. Reinventing Comics
  review | publisher site | WorldCat
McCloud, Scott. Understanding Comics
  reviewpublisher site | WorldCat
Miodrag, Hannah. Comics and Language: Reimagning Critical Discourse on the Form
  publisher site | WorldCat
Nicholson, Hope. The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen
  publisher site | WorldCat
Robbins, Trina. Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists, 1896-2013
  publisher site | WorldCat
Sabin, Roger. Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels: A History of Comic Art
  publisher site | WorldCat
Salkowitz, Rob. Comic-con and the Business of Pop Culture
  reviewpublisher site | WorldCat
Scott, Randall W. Comics Librarianship: A Handbook
  WorldCat
Screech, Matthew. Masters of the Ninth Art: Bandes Desinees and Franco-Belgian Identity
  out of print | WorldCat
Serchay, David S., and Pawuk, Michael. Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More
  publisher site | WorldCat
Serchay, David S. The Librarian's Guide to Graphic Novels for Adults
  publisher site | WorldCat
Serchay, David S. The Librarian's Guide to Graphic Novels for Children and Tweens
Smolderen, Thierry. The Origins of Comics: From William Hogarth to Winsor McCay
  reviewpublisher site | WorldCat
Spires, Kendal, Toth, Gabriela, and Hugger, Maria. Graphic Novels Core Collection
  publisher site | WorldCat
Thompson, Jason. Manga: The Complete Guide
  publisher site | WorldCat
Walker, Brian. The Comics: The Complete Collection
  publisher site | WorldCat
Walker, Mort. The Lexicon of Comicana
  publisher site | WorldCat
Weiner, Robert G, editor. Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives 
  review | publisher site | WorldCat
Weiner, Stephen. 101 Outstanding Graphic Novels (previous editions titled The 101 Best Graphic Novels)
  publisher site | WorldCat
Wolk, Douglas. Reading Comics
  publisher site | WorldCat
Wood, Matthew. Comic Book Collections and Programming: A Practical Guide
  publisher site


Periodicals
The Comics Journal
  website | WorldCat
Chute, Hilary, and DeKoven, Marianne, guest editors. MFS Modern Fiction Studies vol. 53 no. 4, winter 2006 - special issue: graphic narrative
  website | WorldCat
Comic Art
  WorldCat
Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society
  website | WorldCat




Video and Film
Comic Book Confidential
  IMDb
She Makes Comics
  IMDb
Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle
  IMDb
Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines
  IMDb


Podcasts
Comic Book Decalogue
  review | website
Graphic Novel TK
  website
Secret Stacks
  website
Slate Magazine's Working
  review | website
TCJ Talkies
  review | website
The Virtual Memories Show
  review | website


Online Resources
The Beat
  website
Comic Book Librarian blog
  website
The Comics Journal online
  website
Comics Research Bibliography
  website
ComicsResearch.org
  website
The Comics Studies Society
  website
The Consortium of Pop Culture Collections in the Midwest
  website
The Gay League
  website
Horrocks, Dylan. "Inventing Comics: Scott McCloud's Definition of Comics" essay
  website
Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society
  website
No Flying No Tights
  website
NoveList Plus database
  website
Queer Comics Database
  website
Wilson Core Collection: Graphic Novels database
  website

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