Librarian Resources

Are you a librarian interested in running your own comics event, or just looking increase your knowledge of comics and graphic novels? These resources will put you on the right path! And please feel free to contact us any time.

NC Comics Directory
durhamcomicsfest.org/view/nc-cartoonist-list
Looking for a comics creator, publisher, scholar or critic to participate in your library’s next comics event? Check out this list of folks working in and around NC!
Creators, publishers, scholars, and critics who wish to submit their contact info to the directory should fill out the form at durhamcomicsfest.org/cartoonist-info-form.

741.5 And Then Some
7415andthensome.com
A website dedicated to collecting and reviewing resources for comics librarianship, written by Durham Comics Fest co-organizer Patrick Holt.

ALA’s Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Round Table
facebook.com/groups/ALAGNMIG
A great source for ideas, opinions and moral support from librarians across the country.

The Comic Book Legal Defense
cbldf.org
A nonprofit group dedicated to fighting First Amendement-related legal battles, but who also provide information on graphic novel book clubs, advocating for the collection, contacting speakers for events and more.

No Flying, No Tights
noflyingnotights.com
Reviews all kinds of comics (including superheroes!) for the benefit of librarians, teachers and parents – a great first stop for evaluating possible additions to your collection.

Pop Culture Classroom
popcultureclassroom.org
Devoted to providing schools and other educational organizations with resources for integrating comics into their approach to working with kids and teens, as well as overseeing the new Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards.