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Graphic Novels, Comic Books, and Sequential Art

Use this guide as a starting point for information on graphic novels, comic books, and other sequential art. Included is a guide to locating these materials in Paley as well as reference, database, and internet resources relating to the form.

Databases with Critical Commentary

Search Terms to Try Using

Some key search terms:

  • graphic novels
  • comic book
  • comics
  • sequential art
  • comix (alternative press publications)
  • the name of an author (e.g. Alan Moore)
  • the name of an artist (e.g. Jack Kirby)
  • the name of a publisher (e.g. Fantagraphics)

Journals on Comic Studies

Books About Comic Studies