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Welcome to the CCSF Graphic Novels Libguide!
The purpose of this guide is to familiarize you with what graphic novels the library owns, and to orient you with how to use the library to find what you need.
Use this page to search for all graphic novels in the collection, see what graphic novels classes are being taught at CCSF, or to ask a librarian for help. The links at the top of the page will take you to more focused pages.
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Popular Graphic Novels at CCSF
Cook Korean! by A charming introduction to the basics of Korean cooking in graphic novel form, with 64 recipes, ingredient profiles, and more, presented through light-hearted comics. Fun to look at and easy to use, this unique combination of cookbook and graphic novel is the ideal introduction to cooking Korean cuisine at home. Robin Ha's colorful and humorous one-to three-page comics fully illustrate the steps and ingredients needed to bring more than sixty traditional (and some not-so-traditional) dishes to life. In these playful but exact recipes, you'll learn how to create everything from easy kimchi (mak kimchi) and soy garlic beef over rice (bulgogi dupbap) to seaweed rice rolls (gimbap) and beyond. Friendly and inviting, Cook Korean! is perfect for beginners and seasoned cooks alike who want to try their hand at this wildly popular cuisine. Each chapter includes personal anecdotes and cultural insights from Ha, providing an intimate entry point for those looking to try their hand at this cuisine.
Publication Date: 2016-07-05
Coraline Graphic Novel by Coraline discovered the door a little after they moved into the house. When Coraline steps through a door in her family's new house, she finds another house strangely similar to her own (only better). But there's another mother there and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go. Acclaimed artist P. Craig Russell brings Neil Gaiman's enchanting, nationally bestselling children's book Coraline to new life in this gorgeously illustrated graphic novel adaptation.
Publication Date: 2009-05-05
Deep Dark Fears by A devilishly funny collection of comics that explores our most gruesome, hilarious, and bizare fears - and the dangers lurking around every corner. We all have strange, irrational fears--from seeing ghosts in the bedroom mirror to being sucked into a mall escalator or finding yourself miles below the ocean's surface on the deck of a sunken ship. In Deep Dark Fears, animator, illustrator, and cartoonist Fran Krause brings these fears to life in 101 vividly illustrated comics inspired by his wildly popular web comic and based on real fears submitted by online readers. Deep Dark Fears reveals a primal part of our humanity and highlighting both our idiosyncrasies and our similarities.
Publication Date: 2015-09-29
Hostage by How does one survive when all hope is lost?In the middle of the night in 1997, Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe Andr#65533; was kidnapped by armed men and taken away to an unknown destination in the Caucasus region. For three months, Andr#65533; was kept handcuffed in solitary confinement, with little to survive on and almost no contact with the outside world. Close to twenty years later, award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle ( Pyongyang, Jerusalem, Shenzhen, Burma Chronicles ) recounts Andr#65533;'s harrowing experience in Hostage, a book that attests to the power of one man's determination in the face of a hopeless situation. Marking a departure from the author's celebrated first-person travelogues, Delisle tells the story through the perspective of the titular captive, who strives to keep his mind alert as desperation starts to set in. Working in a pared down style with muted color washes, Delisle conveys the psychological effects of solitary confinement, compelling us to ask ourselves some difficult questions regarding the repercussions of negotiating with kidnappers and what it really means to be free. Thoughtful, intense, and moving, Hostage takes a profound look at what drives our will to survive in the darkest of moments.
Publication Date: 2017-04-25
Saga by "It's easy to run out of accolades for this superb series... The dialogueis smart, arch and always rings true, and the visuals, rendered digitally, arealluring and inventive. The Stalk, an eight-eyed, eight-limbed female bountyhunter, remains a creepy favorite." -The New York Times At longlast, a deluxe hardcover of the Hugo Award-winning Saga is finally on itsway! Collecting the first three trade paperbacks (issues #1-18) of the smash-hitseries, this massive edition features a striking new cover, as well as specialextras, including never-before-seen sketches, script pages, and a roundtablediscussion with the creators about how Saga is really made. Altogether,this hardcover contains over 500 pages for less than fifty bucks! Written byEisner Award-winning "Best Writer" Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man,The Private Eye) and drawn by Harvey Award-winning "Best Artist" FionaStaples (Mystery Society, North 40) Saga is the story ofHazel, a child born to star-crossed parents from opposite sides of anever-ending galactic war. Now, Hazel's fugitive family must risk everything tofind a peaceful future in a harsh universe that values destruction overcreation. Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and Matthew Wilson return with anEisner Award-nominated modern fantasy where gods are the ultimate pop stars andpop stars are the ultimate gods. Revel in the opulence of this over-sizedhardback! Revel in it! Collects issues 1 through 11.
Publication Date: 2014-11-25
Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life by Just when you thought you knew all there was to know about Scott Pilgrimcomes Scott Pilgrim Color Hardcover Volume 1: Precious LittleLife! The first in a series of brand-new hardcover editions, thisremastered, 6"x9" hardcover presents Scott's first "evilex" battle as you've never seen it before -- in full-color!Plus, previously unpublished extras and bonus materials make this mighty tomeone that's required reading for Scottaholics everywhere!
Publication Date: 2012-08-14
Soppy by "The next hot ticket could be British artist Philippa Rice, whose marvelously inventive blogs My Cardboard Life and Soppy have won her fans across the world." --Anna Baddeley, The Observer The wildly popular web comic SOPPY--with more than half a million notes on Tumblr--is the illustrated love story of author Philippa Rice and her real-life boyfriend. True love isn't always about the big romantic gestures. Sometimes it's about sympathizing with someone whose tea has gone cold or reading together and sharing a quilt. When two people move in together, it soon becomes apparent that the little things mean an awful lot. The throwaway moments in life become meaningful when you spend them in the company of someone you love. SOPPY is Philippa Rice's collection of comics and illustrations based on real-life moments with her boyfriend. From grocery shopping to silly arguments and snuggling in front of the television, SOPPY captures the universal experience of sharing a life together, and celebrates the beauty of finding romance all around us.
Publication Date: 2014-12-02
This One Summer by A New York Times bestseller A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book A 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Book An Eisner Award Winner Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It's their getaway, their refuge. Rosie's friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. One of the local teens - just a couple of years older than Rose and Windy - is caught up in something bad... Something life threatening. It's a summer of secrets, and sorrow, and growing up, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other. This One Summer is a tremendously exciting new teen graphic novel from two creators with true literary clout. Cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, the team behind Skim, have collaborated on this gorgeous, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful story about a girl on the cusp of childhood - a story of renewal and revelation. This title has Common Core connections.
Publication Date: 2014-05-06
What I Hate by The pages of the New Yorkerare hallowed ground for cartoonists, and for the last thirty years, Roz Chast has helped set the magazine's cartooning standard, while creating work that is unmistakably her own- characterized by her shaggy lines, an ecstatic way with words, and her characters' histrionic masks of urban and suburban anxiety, bedragglement, and elation. What I Hate is an A to Z of epic horrors and daily unpleasantries, including but by no means limited to rabies, abduction, tunnels, and the triple-layered terror of Jell-O 1-2-3. With never-before-published, full-page cartoons for every letter, and supplemental text to make sure the proper fear is instilled in every heart, Chast's alphabetical compendium will resonate with anyone well-versed in the art of avoidance- and make an instructive gift for anyone who might be approaching life with unhealthy unconcern. Praise for Roz Chast: "The wacky world Roz Chast has created in her cartoons is a parallel universe to ours, utterly recognizable in all its banalities and weirdnesses, but slightly askew."-Michiko Kakutani,New York Times "The wryest pen since Dorothy Parker's."-O, the Oprah Magazine "Where would we be without Roz Chast'...Chast's magnificent career-spanning collection...highlights her position as master of the deep interior, of the obsessions, the baseless fears and the weird proverbs to which we cling in our desperation not to leave the house."-Susan Salter Reynolds,Los Angeles Times, onTheories of Everything
Publication Date: 2011-10-18
Y by Y: THE LAST MAN, winner of three Eisner Awards and one of the most critically acclaimed, best-selling comic books series of the last decade, is that rare example of a page-turner that is at once humorous, socially relevant and endlessly surprising. Written by Brian K. Vaughan (LOST, PRIDE OF BAGHDAD, EX MACHINA) and with art by Pia Guerra, this is the saga of Yorick Brown--the only human survivor of a planet-wide plague that instantly kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome. Accompanied by a mysterious government agent, a brilliant young geneticist and his pet monkey, Ampersand, Yorick travels the world in search of his lost love and the answer to why he's the last man on earth. Collects Y THE LAST MAN #1-10.
Publication Date: 2014-09-16
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