Bam! Crash! Zap! - Graphic Novels in the Library

A guide to graphic novels - their history, art and influence on popular culture.


Manga are defined as Japanese graphic novels, typically intended for adults, characterized by highly stylized art.

Building a Manga Collection in the Library

Manga - History and Criticism

Art and Artists

Anime - History, Criticism and Art

Anime is a style of animation that was created in Japan and that uses colorful images, strong characters, and stories that have a lot of action.

Japanese Pop Culture and the United States

Other Asian Comics: Korean Manhwa and Chinese Manhua

Just Because - Godzilla!

Just Because 2 - Are You Otaku?

Otaku is a Japanese term for people with obsessive interests, commonly the anime and manga fandom.