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Comics & Graphic Novels
Akemi's Anime World
This site is devoted to the art of Japanese animation, or anime. There are reviews of new releases, a list of frequently asked questions, a glossary of words used in the art form, and even a lesson on how to draw characters in anime style.
Anime Web Turnpike: Your #1 Guide to the Anime and Manga Internet World!
Site for the Japanese style comic book art called manga or anime. Includes links to clubs, popular series, a multi-media gallery where you can view the extraordinary art illustrating these series & hear midi versions of the music associated with the animated versions of manga comics.
Aimed at both teens and adults, Artbomb profiles comics and graphic novels that don't fit into the "superhero" mold. With edgy and provocative comics, this site is perfect for those who like a little more depth in their comics and graphic novels.
Comic Art & Graffix Gallery
Dubbing itself "a virtual museum and encyclopedia," the searchable site includes illustrated biographies of comic and graphic novel authors & illustrators, a guide to collecting comics, interviews with pros, and online galleries of comic art and stories in the "Museum" section. The many thumbnails of comic book covers link to large, colorful images. Coming soon: a history of the genre.
Comic Book Awards Almanac
If you want to know what the "best" comics in the world are, visit the Comic Book Awards Almanac. This site covers over 50 different awards, giving an overview for the major awards and a list of winners. You can also find information about how the award was started, as well as links to other sites focusing on comics.
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund : a Short History of Censorship in Comics
The CBLDF, dedicated to fighting comic book censorship and protecting the First Amendment, provides a history of comic book censorship on this site. This is a great article for anyone interested in the history of comic books and the public's reaction to them when they first appeared.
Comic Book Resources
Comic Book Resources is an information-packed site devoted to news on comic books. You can read news briefs and columns, chat, post on the message board, or enter to win free comics. The site also has previews of upcoming comic books and will even help find a comic book shop in your area.
This site takes a humorous look at news in the comic book world. Focusing mainly on legal issues, Comicon shares all it's "news, rumors, and insight" on all types of comics, from Peanuts to Spiderman. Plus, the site allows visitors to post responses to the articles.
Each day the Comics Continuum is updated with news and previews of upcoming comics. What makes this site unique is the fact that it give just as much attention to comic book based television shows and movies as to the comic books themselves.
Comics Worth Reading
Johanna DraperCarlson created this site of comic book reviews and previews of comics to come. The reviews are well-written and in-depth, but are also easy to understand and straightforward. Every month there is a new list of reviews, so keep checking back!
Dark Horse Comics Home Page
Features a different comic each month with reviews and artwork from the series. The News section includes press releases, previews, and interviews with creators of comic books. Many types of comics are represented: superheroes, action/adventure, horror, fiction, humor and more.
The Dark Knight
A comic book site devoted to Batman. Includes a comics release guide, comic book reviews, the various storylines explored in the Batman comics, and an extensive art gallery. The site is searchable and easy to navigate.
This site focuses on a variety of DC Universe superheroes (and villains) including Batman, Aquaman, Cat Woman, Super Woman, and others less familiar. Monthly online surveys are also included, with the results posted the following month.
The Dreaming: The Neil Gaiman Page
The official site of Neil Gaiman, author of the Books of Magic. Includes descriptions of most of his graphic novels including the Sandman series, Smoke & Mirrors, Death, & Neverwhere. Also includes a graphics archive where the artwork from the books can be viewed.
Garfield's Official Web Site
Garfield's official site includes comics, games such as "Lasagna from Heaven" and "Fashion Passion" that you can play online, electronic postcards to send to friends, and "Party Central," which gives directions for hosting holiday parties with a Garfield theme (Garfield Christmas, Garfield Halloween, etc.). A few features require that you download a plug-in; however, the site is still usable even if you choose not to download the plug-in.
The Librarian's Guide to Anime and Manga
A librarian's guide to anime and manga, this web site offers a complete and complex look at these two Japanese art forms. While anime is used to describe any Japanese animation, manga is used to describe any type of cartoon literature, from humor to serious stories. There is a list of recommended titles by author, a list of conventions and clubs, and discussions of sexuality in the art forms.
The largest directory of online comics in existence, OnlineComics.net has over twenty categories of online comics to choose from. Do you publish an online comic? You can advertise it on Onlinecomics.net. Check out new comics daily on this extensive site.
No Flying : No Tights
Comic books have graduated to literature in the form of the graphic novel. Great artwork coupled with good stories make the graphic novel a good choice for teen readers. This website, created and maintained by a soon-to-be librarian, reviews the latest and greatest of these novels.
Pulse (from Mile High Comics)
Mile High Comics' news site provides a wealth of information on new comic books, as well as general news in the comic book world. Providing site visitors with the opportunity to respond to the articles, this is an excellent resource for dedicated fans.
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