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manga / anime / comics

Art by Elliot Hinton

Are you an avid manga or comic book reader, but want to get more recommendations? Or just want to learn more about manga and graphic novels?

Comic Book Awards Almanac
This site covers all of the big comic and graphic novel awards (Eisners, Kirbys, etc.) from all over the world. It gives a little information about the award itself, then lists all of the nominees and winners for each year.

Comics Worth Reading
A great blog with news and independent reviews of graphic novels, manga, and comic books.

Great Graphic Novels for Teens
This is an annual list of graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction recommended by YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association.)

Librarian's Guide to Anime and Manga
This site says it's a librarian's guide, but if you're new to anime and manga, or if you want to give friends an introduction, it's a great place to start.

Did you know that the library subscribes to a selection of comic and manga-related magazines (such as Shojo Beat, Shonen Jump, and Wizard)?

A social networking website for people who like to read/watch, discuss, and collect anime and manga.

New York Times: Graphic Books
This site keeps you up to date on the best-selling hardcover graphic novels, paperback graphic novels, and manga.

TCC Reviews
Reviews of manga and comics written by teens in Clayton County. You can submit your reviews, too!


Art by Vincent Stegall

These sites have free online tutorials and demonstrations of how to draw cartoons, comics, and manga.

Drawing Cartoons and Comics
How-to articles by normal people on wikiHow.

Drawing Cartoons, Comics, Manga and Anime
A list of tutorials compiled by About.com.

Drawing for Classical Animation
An excellent drawing lesson by professional animator Doug Compton. Get a big stack of drawing paper ready and get started!


Making a Web Comic
A step-by-step guide to sketching, inking, lettering, and touching up a comic strip.

Batman comic artist Scott McDaniel has created this site full of information for aspiring artists, recommendations on books to study, and instructions and examples on drawing figures. Click on Drawing Comics from the left menu, and then choose a section from the bottom-left menu to get started.