The Graphic Novel collection is mainly in Eliza's Cafe on the fourth floor of the Downtown Campus Library. The Libraries own more than 150 graphic novels.You can also find additional graphic novels in the stacks on the sixth floor under the call numbers beginning with PN6727.There are also a few in the Evansdale Library. The collection in Eliza's is accessible even when the cafe is closed.
If not for Scott McCloud, graphic novels and webcomics might be enjoying a more modest Renaissance. The flourishing of cartooning in the ‘90s and ‘00s, particularly comic-smithing on the Web, can be traced back to his major writings on the comics form. His book Understanding Comics, a comic book about comics, has been translated into 13 languages and has made him an evangelist for comics as a valid literary form. McCloud coined the term “infinite canvas” for the new comics medium made possible with Web browsers. In this fun TEDTalk, McCloud bends the presentation format into a cartoon-like experience, where colorful diversions whiz through childhood fascinations and imagined futures. This captivating look at the magic of comics will prove to viewers why McCloud’s admiring fans include a laundry list of superstar cartoonists.