Monday, August 02, 2004

Graphic novels for everyone: Alaska's Juneau Empire combs through the public library's graphic novel collection:

"Titles for all ages include the Bone series by Jeff Smith (one of my favorites - this is the story of the three Bone cousins (who look sort-of like Casper the ghost) and their escape from Boneville into a land populated by dragons, princesses, and cow-racing grandmas), Meridian, by Barbara Kesel (about Sephie, who inherits the title of Minister to the floating city of Meridian, only to learn that her uncle, the minister of another city, is out to get her), and H.E.R.O. Powers and Abilities, by Will Pfeifer and Kano (if you found a device that could give you super-powers, would you be a hero or a villain?). We've even got some Japanse graphic novels (manga) - perhaps not as much as manga fans will wish for, but enough to whet your appetite: look for Marmalade Boy by Wataru Yoshizumi, Dragon Knights by Mineko Ohkami and InuYasha by Rumiko Takahashi, to name a few."