The Leddy Library has an extensive collection of graphic novels and comic collections on the third floor of the Leddy Library’s main building in the call number ranges of PN 6700 – PN 6790. Highlights of this collection are currently being showcased in the front lobby display of the Leddy Library. The display was put together by Dr. Heidi Jacobs and Dino Spagnuolo.
In the display case across from the Williams Cafe, more sequential art is featured through the work in the student assignments from Dr. Dale Jacob’s English 452 class on the Contemporary Graphic Novel.
And speaking of comics, the Leddy Library now offers a new online resource : Underground and Independent Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels
Beginning with the first underground comix from the 1960’s to the works of modern sequential artists, this collection will contain more than 75,000 pages of comics and graphic novels, along with 25,000 pages of interviews, criticism, and journal articles that document the continual growth and evolution of this artform At present there are 23,199 pages in 130 series and 355 publications
[The collection includes one of my personal favourite comic series: Love and Rockets. Yay! - mw]