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Drawn-Out Stories

Nonfiction Graphic Novels

Drawn-Out Stories: The Art & Design of the Graphic Novel

You can find graphic novels in the adult collection as follows:

  • Fiction graphic novels, which are generally stand-alone stories told through illustrations, all have the call number 741.5 and include superheroes, comic strip characters and manga.
  • Nonfiction graphic novels are shelved in the subject area that they cover. Although not novels in the traditional sense, they are commonly referred to as graphic novels due to their graphic format. The span of call numbers below gives some feel for the wide range of topics covered.  Hint: If you are searching for a graphic novel on a particular subject, try entering the subject and adding, “comic books, strips, etc.” before clicking on subject. You also can search the subject “graphic nonfiction” to browse titles.
  • There are also many wonderful graphic novels in the Young Adult and Youth Services collections!


Nonfiction Graphic Novels

The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy
Michael F. Patton  100 PAT

The Book of Genesis
R. Crumb  222.11 BOO

Alekos Papadatos  321.8 PAP

March. Book One
John Lewis  328 LEW

The Lives of Sacco & Vanzetti
RickGeary  345.02523 GEA

Mike's Place: A True Story of Love, Blues, and Terror in Tel Aviv
Jack Baxter  363.325 BAX

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World
Rachel Ignotofsky  509 ING

The Case of Alan Turing: The Extraordinary and Tragic Story of the Legendary Codebreaker
Eric Liberge  510 LIB

The Cartoon Guide to Algebra
Larry Gonick  512 GON

The Manga Guide to Relativity
Hideo Nitta 530.11 NIT

Evolution: The Story of Life on Earth
Jay Hosler  576.8 HOS

Last Things: A Graphic Memoir of Loss and Love
Marissa Moss  616.839 MOS

Psychiatric Tales: Eleven Graphic Stories About Mental Illness
Darryl Cunningham  616.89 CUN

They changed the world : Edison-Tesla-Bell
Lewis Helfand  621.3 HEL

The Comic Book Story of Beer: The World's Favorite Beverage from 7000 BC to Today's Craft Brewing revolution
Jonathan Hennessey  641.23 HEN

Invisible Ink: My Mother's Secret Love Affair with a Famous Cartoonist
Bill Griffith  741.5 GRI

Rosalie Lightning: A Graphic Memoir
Tom Hart  741,5 HAR

Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride
Lucy Knisley  741.5 KNI

The Arab of the Future: A Childhood in the Middle East (1978-1984)
Riad Sattouf 741.5 SAT

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
Alison Bechdel  741.5092 BEC

Woody Guthrie and the Dust Bowl Ballads
Nick Hayes  781.6213 HAY

Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio
Jessica Abel  791.4475 ABE

“21”: The Story of Roberto Clemente: A Graphic Novel
Wilfred Santiago 796.357 SAN

The Boxer: The True Story of Holocaust Survivor Harry Haft
Reinhard Kleist  796.83 KLE

Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography
Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón  940.5318 JAC

Barefoot Gen. Volume One, A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima
Keiji Nakazawa  940.5425 NAK

Soldier's Heart: The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father: A Daughter's Memoir
Carol Tyler  940.5481 TYL

Footnotes in Gaza
Joe Sacco  956.04 SAC

Combat Zone: True Tales of GIs in Iraq
Karl Zinsmeister  956.70443 ZIN

Pocahontas: Princess of the New World
Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky  975.501 LOC

Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland
Harvey Pekar  977.132 PEK

Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie
Anne Martinetti  B CHRISTIE

Steve Jobs: Insanely Great
Jessie Hartland B JOBS

James Joyce: Portait of a Dubliner
Alfonso Zapico  B JOY


Selected Fiction Graphic Novels

Zahra’s Paradise
Amir 741.5 AMI

A Girl on the Shore
Inio Asano 741.5 ASA

Fatale. Book One, Death Chases Me*
Ed Brubaker  741.5 BRU

Ghost World
Daniel Clowes  741.5 CLO

Bitch Planet. Book One, Extraordinary Machine*
Kelly Sue DeConnick  741.5 DEC

Pretty Deadly. Volume One, The Shrike*
Kelly Sue DeConnick  741.5 DEC

The Best of the Spirit
Will Eisner  741.5 EIS

Sex Criminals. Volume 1, One Weird Trick*
Matt Fraction  741.5 FRA

The Sandman. Overture
Neil Gaiman  741.5 GAI

Tom Gauld  741.5 GAU

The Wicked + the Divine. Vol. 1, The Faust Act*
Kieron Gillen  741.5 GIL

LOCAS: The Maggie and Hopey Stories*
Jamie Hernandez  741.5 HER

Locke & Key. Volume 1, Welcome to Lovecraft*
Joe Hill  741.5 HIL

The Kite Runner Graphic Novel
Khaled Hosseini  741.5 HOS

Feeding Ground
Swifty Lang  741.5 LAN

The Sculptor
Scott McCloud  741.5 MCC

Big Questions, or, Asomatognosia: Whose Hand is It Anyway?
Anders Nilsen  741.5 NIL

Bryan Lee O'Malley  741.5 OMA

Wytches. Volume 1*
Scott Snyder  741.5 SNY

Sacred Heart
Liz Suburbia  741.5 SUB

CraigThompson  741.5 THO

Paper Girls. 1*
Brian K. Vaughan  741.5 VAU

Saga. Volume One*
Brian K. Vaughan  741.5 VAU

Brian Wood  741.5 WOO

*Part of a series

TS 6/12

mcs/BB 07/17