What's in our collection?

Adult graphic novels

Wellington Libraries selection of book length comic titles aimed at adults cover every kind of subject and genre imaginable including autobiographical, manga, non-fiction, super hero, supernatural, and underground and independent titles. Titles are sourced from larger US publishers, well known independent imprints and international sources. Local comic content is important, but we also aim to provide diverse translated comics from around the world.

Some of our favourite titles: Saga, Scott Pilgrim, Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen, Mansfield and Me

YA comic books

Our young adult comic book collection aims to provide a wide range of suitable teen material, covering personal autobiographical stories, episodic super hero series, popular genre manga, New Zealand content and popular TV and movie series adaptations.

Some of our favourite titles: Persepolis, Ms. Marvel, This One Summer, Fullmetal Alchemist

Junior comics

There have never been so many children's comics published from around the world as now, and Wellington City Libraries embraces the potential in comics for younger readers. We collect titles from larger US publishers like Graphix, but also value original and translated comics from UK imprints, adaptations of popular culture properties and cartoon strips, providing a plethora of comic viewpoints.

Some of our favourite titles: Adventure Time, Lumberjanes, Snarked, Smile/Sisters, Hilda

Recent material

 

Comicfest

Comicfest is a biennial celebration of all things comic-related, with a focus on New Zealand comics and creators. Past Comicfest celebrations have featured guests including Rae Joyce, Indira Neville, Sarah Laing (3 Words comic anthology editors), Jonathan King, Tim Gibson (Weta), Matt Emery, Tim Bollinger, Sharon Murdoch, Toby Morris (The Wireless), Cory Mathis, Greg Broadmore (Weta), Paul Tobin, Ant Sang (Bro'town), Grant Buist (Fishhead magazine) and Robyn E. Kenealy.

Comicfest has facilitated panel discussions on the state of comics in New Zealand, a discussion with the three editors of the 3 Words comic anthology of New Zealand women in comics, insights into Weta Workshop animation processes and more. Some of these talks are available to listen to online over on Soundcloud. You can also see photos from past Comicfest events over on Flickr. Check out our blog for features on our previous Comicfest guests including Q&As and event roundups.

From cartoons to comicsComicFest 2015 - Comics 101 workshop with Sarah Laing

 

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