Origin Stories: Comic Books and Graphic Novels Onscreen

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The pop culture pipeline regularly feeds cinema screens and streaming services with characters and stories from the pages of comics and graphic novels. Recent additions include Netflix’s Sandman series, Amazon Video’s Paper Girls, or the Marvel-ous lineup of Disney+ shows such as Moon Knight, Loki, She-Hulk, and Ms. Marvel. Explore the origins and ongoing adventures of caped characters, quirky personalities, or real-life heroes in hoopla’s digital comics collection. Read for free on your phone, tablet, or computer with your library card!

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Page to Screen

Explore the storylines and characters from a variety of popular comic titles that inspired their film or TV counterparts.

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Memoir and Biography

Graphic novels aren’t all about colorful crimefighting characters or multiverses; the visual medium offers creative ways to tell true-life stories about real people – sometimes in their own voices.

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2022 Eisner Award Winners

Named after pioneering writer and artist Will Eisner, the yearly “Academy Awards of comics” are given for creative achievement in American comic books. Check out the titles that earned honors this year.

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In 2017, the Library hosted the exhibit Will Eisner: The Centennial Celebration, 1917-2017, which featured samples of works such as The Spirit and A Contract with GodRead more about the events and activities related to the exhibition »

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Family-Friendly Comic Fun

Enter the whimsical worlds of Minecraft, Sonic the Hedgehog, Minions, and many more titles tailored to young readers.

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