2014 was a fantastic year in diverse graphic novel storytelling. The following 2014 graphic novels can be found at Harper Library.
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan (author) & Fiona Staples (illustrator) is now on its fourth collected volume. Landfallian Alana, a race with insect wings, and Marko of the Wreath, horned or antlered people who can wield magic, are two soldiers from opposing armies in a never-ending galactic war find love and struggle to raise their newborn daughter while on the run from bounty hunters, ghosts, aliens, and a royal family with robot heads.
Rat Queens Volume 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe (author) & Roc Upchurch (illustrator). The Rat Queens are a bar-brawling, monster-killing group of battle maidens-for-hire. This darkly comedic high fantasy series stars Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric, and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief.
Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson (author) & Adrian Alphona (illustrator). Kamala Khan is a normal Muslim teenager in Jersey City dealing with parental and social pressures. She accidentally acquires shape-shifting superpowers, and must reconcile her new super identity.
Pretty Deadly Volume 1: The Shrike by Kelly Sue Deconnick (author) & Emma Rios (illustrator). A violent macabre tale that mixes folklore with the American western. Sissy and her guardian, the blind Fox, travel through canyons and frontier towns telling the legend of Ginny, the skull faced the daughter of Death, who can be summoned for acts of revenge.
Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley is a stand alone graphic novel by the author of Scott Pilgrim. Young chef Katie is approaching thirty and dreams of opening her own restaurant, but progress on that goal runs into problems and her life gets complicated when her ex-boyfriend shows up, an affair with another chef goes sour, and her best waitress gets badly hurt at work. She is given the chance to remake the past when a mysterious girl gives her wish granting mushrooms.
The Wicked + The Divine, Volume 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen (Author) & Jamie McKelvie (Illustrator). Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as human pop and rock stars, lasting for only two years before they die. Readers enter this world through the eyes of Laura, a super fan of these mythological celebrities.
All-New X-Men Volumes 1 through 5 by Brian Michael Bendi. Professor Xavier’s original five mutant students, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel, and Beast, are transported to the present and meet their future X-Men selves and see the state of Professor Xavier’s dream of a peaceful coexistence between man and mutant.
The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang (author) & Sonny Liew (illustrator). Created in the 1940s, the Green Turtle was the first Asian American superhero. The comic had a short run before lapsing into obscurity, but Gene Luen Yang has revived this character in Shadow Hero, a new graphic novel that creates an origin story for the Green Turtle.
The library will be closed 11/26-11/30. We will reopen on 12/1.
Celebrate and support our veterans by coming to see the 1944 movie Hail the Conquering Hero, sponsored by One Book, One Harper. The movie will be shown FOR FREE tomorrow in room A243 at 3pm.
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Do not be upset. The next one is this Wednesday, 11/12, in F231 from 5:30-7:30pm. Free giveaways and snacks will be provided!
Don't know where to start when citing your sources? Plagiarism can be a very serious offense. Find out how to avoid it and how to cite sources for your papers and projects in our workshop tomorrow at 12:30 at the library classroom, F231.
Join us for the second pre-NaNoWriMoworkshop where we will help you figure out characters’ names, backstories, outline ideas, brainstorming techniques and everything else you can do to prepare before November 1.
October 22 @4:30 in the Harper College Library Classroom, F231.
Join us for the first pre-NaNoWriMo workshop in October. This will introduce you to the idea of writing a novel, what supplies you might need and how to best manage your time. This is a great place to meet other interested novelists and register for NaNoWriMo.October 8 @5PM in the Harper College Library Classroom, F231.
Check out our events and contest for this year's annual celebration of Banned Books Week. Featured presentations will be made about graphic novels/censorship, medieval censorship, Nazi book burnings, and about the book, Naked Lunch and Islam.