Books of cartoons and comics, as well as graphic novels, usually fit into a Dewey section reserved for drawings, 741.5, and we have books there that range from Calvin and Hobbes to classic manga. Scores of books, a great collection. We shelve these books in three locations: for adults, for teens, and for younger children - as a rough sort of guide as to content.
Occasioally a cartoon book will be classified by the subject instead of the style. A Cartoon History of the District of Columbia is not in drawing but in DC history 975.3, so don't feel restricted to just the 741.5 books if you are on a cartoon quest. Another example is What do authors do? by Eileen Christelow which you can find at J 808.068.
Library staff member Dave Burbank, trained in both theater and art, designs our Summer Quest. If you have not seen his art, please come in. Dave also maintains our graphic novels wiki, acts as our Comic Con emissary, and has taught both drawing and Dungeons and Dragons for the recreation department.
Footnote: Have you seen toonopedia?Posted by library at July 12, 2007 03:50 PM