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    • MORE THAN COMICS Building and Promoting Your Graphic Novel Collection Emily Ellis, Young Adult Librarian Susan Jerger, Adult Services Librarian
    • MORE THAN COMICS What we will be covering :
        • What is…a graphic novel, manga, anime?
        • Why should you invest in a graphic novel collection?
        • Collection Development Tips & Tricks.
        • Periodicals, Readers Advisory, and Websites: useful review sources for collection development.
        • Promotion & Programming
    • What is…
        • A collection of comic books bound in book format
        • A stand alone storyline featuring comic book characters
        • An original storyline formatted similarly to comic books with pictures and panels; novel in length with narrative development
      a Graphic Novel
    • Manga
        • A Japanese comic book or graphic novel
        • An artistic and storytelling style that may encompass non-Japanese works
        • Target demographics: for boys (Shonen), for girls (Shojo)
        • “ OEM” Original English Manga : American manga artists and authors
      What is…
    • Anime
        • Japanese animation
        • Movie length or television series based on popular manga titles
        • OAV (Original Animated Video) produced specifically for the home video market
        • May be re-dubbed or subtitled
      What is…
    • Why Should You Invest in a Graphic Novel (GN) Collection?
        • Serve a diverse population of readers
        • Draw teens who might not otherwise visit the library
        • Promote alternate means of achieving literacy
        • Increasing acceptance of graphic novels
        • Get the support of your director and board!
        • Make sure your collection development policy covers graphic novels
        • Choose your audience/focus
        • Decide how to catalog them
        • Create a core collection
        • Keep the money flowing (at least try!)
      How Do You Start a GN Collection?
    • The GPL Collection
      • Our stats:
        • Currently have 1,328 items in the collection
        • A mere 100 items have not circulated within the last year (of which 50 were lost, damaged, etc.)
        • In 2008, GNs averaged nearly 6 circs/item—this is double our most popular collections such as YA fiction, Romance, and Mystery.
        • Buy for your community!
        • Know your ratings!
          • E – Everyone / All Ages
          • Y – Youth Ages 10+
          • T – Teens Ages 13+
          • OT – Older Teens 16+
          • M – Mature Ages 18+
        • Preview, preview, preview!
        • Find an expert!
        • Volumes : Keep a spreadsheet!
      Collection Development Tips & Tricks
    • Collection Development Tips & Tricks
        • Graphic Novels
        • Superhero sets come in several series
          • Ex. Amazing Spiderman, Best of Spiderman, Marvel Adventures Spiderman, Ultimate Spiderman…
        • GN’s for kids
          • Stone Arch Books
            • DC Comics sets
            • Graphic classics
          • Capstone Press
            • Graphic biographies
            • Graphic history
            • Graphic science
    • Collection Development Tips & Tricks
        • Shonen Manga
        • Targeted toward young male readers
        • Features one or more male protagonists
        • Characterized by high action, adventure, humorous plots
        • Might also include a battling group or team of characters
        • Artistically, less flowery than Shojo manga
    • Collection Development Tips & Tricks
        • Shojo Manga
        • Targeted toward young female readers
        • Features one or more female protagonists
        • Plotlines range from historical and high school dramas to science fiction
        • Romance usually involved
        • Might include chibi characters
    • Collection Development Tips & Tricks
        • Shonen-ai, Yaoi, & Yuri
          • Storylines that include “mild” homosexual male relationships
          • Yaoi – more mature, explicit subject matter
          • Yuri – Lesbian relationships, often explicit
          • Publisher June
        • Manwha
          • Korean Comics
          • Particular detail to facial features
    • Review Sources
      • Magazines
        • VOYA
        • SLJ
        • Publisher’s Weekly, etc.
        • Wizard
        • Shojo Beat
        • Shonen Jump
    • Review Sources, cont.
      • Websites:
        • Anime for Libraries www.animeforlibraries.com
        • Anime News Network www.animenewsnework.com
        • BWI www.bwibooks.com
        • No Flying, No Tights www.noflyingnotights.com
      • Publishers
        • ADV Manga www.advfilms.com
        • Del Rey Manga www.randomhouse.com/delrey/manga/
        • Tokyopop www.tokyopop.com
        • Viz Media www.viz.com
      • Suggested Lists:
        • YALSA – Great Graphic Novels for Teens
        • No Flying No Tights
    • Promotion & Programming
        • Location
        • Signage
        • Word of Mouth
    • Promotion & Programming the mcp Operation Anime [ http://www.operationanime.com /] 20 Things to Do w/ Your Anime Club [ http://teens-matter.blogspot.com/2007/08/20-things-to-do-with-your-anime-club.html ]
        • Manga Club
        • Anime Club
        • Cosplay
        • Conventions