Monday, March 1, 2010

Serious Comics: on display during March @ the Circulation Desk

Did you know that a growing portion of the comics and graphic novels in the MCAD Library's collection are non-fiction?  They cover topics of national and world history, biographies and autobiographies, and memoires.  For example you can read biographies of Martin Luther King, the Beat Poets, Nat Turner, leader of a slave rebellion in 1831, Physicist Robert Oppenheimer, the architect of the Manhattan project, and more all in comic strip form.  Events of recent history are addressed in A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge (about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina), American Widow, the story of a young woman coping with the loss of her husband in the collapse of the WTC towers on 9/11, T-Minus: Race to the Moon, the story of the American space program and the race to land the first man on the moon, and Persepolis (I & II) the riveting story graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi's childhood in a fundamentalist Islamic regime.  These are only a sample!
When you come to the Library this month you can find these and other non-fiction comics on display at the at the Circulation Desk.  Just look for the sign: Serious Comics: Non-Fiction Sequential Storytelling.   And to find even more, just ask any one of the friendly Library staff.

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