Maus by Art Speilgelman
Baka-Tsuki (Japanese light novel)
- Baka-Tsuki prokect wikiFans of Japanese light novels have translated hundreds of the popular Baka-Tsuki into English and other languages and made them available for public sharing on this wiki.
- Spice and Wolf wikiA wiki dedicated to the popular Japanese light novel, Spice and Wolf. Engage with the fan community, discover more about the characters, and watch videos.
- Spice and Wolf from Yen PressKeep up to date with the latest publications of Spice and Wolf.
The Watchmen by Alan Moore
Where to get your graphic novels
- All Star ComicsVisit the knowledgeable, friendly and passionate team of comic book nerds at All Star Comics on Lonsdale Street in the Melbourne CBD. Their blog contains the latest information on publications they house.
- All Star Comics voted best store in the worldSupport your local comic book scene and visit the team at All Star Comics: there is a good reason why they have been voted the best comic store in the world.
Paul Pope, alternative cartoonist
- Paul Pope websitePaul Pope is an internationally renowned cartoonist, artist and comic creator. He has illustrated for major publishing houses such as DC and Marvel, and is currently writing and illustrating a graphic novel, Battling Boy.
Make your own graphic novels
This website helps you create simple comic strips using set backgrounds and characters, which you can save and print. A great way to add creative spice to your school assignments.
You can create simple comics using graphics from popular Scholastic graphic novels such as Bone and Amulet.
- Yen PressPublishing graphic novels and English translations of Japanese manga.
- TokyopopPublishing English translations of Japanese manga and anime, including e-books.
- Dark Horse ComicsPublishing house Dark Horse was established in 1986, and is recognised as one of the big comic book industry leaders. Releases comics of popoular films and television shows, such as Aliens, Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Avatar the Last Airbender and much, much more.
- MarvelPublishing house that is home to Spiderman, X-Men, Captain America, Iron Man, the Avengers, Hulk, Thor, the Black Widow, Guardians of the Galaxy and much, much more.
- DC ComicsPublishing house home to the Green Arrow, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Green Lantern and many other beloved superheros.
100 great graphic novels you should read
Graphic novel animation
American Born Chinese by Gene Yuen
The Watchmen by Alan Moore
Podcasts and websites
- Non Canonical Podcast and WebsiteAll the latest news from the Australian and international comic book scene, and interviews with comic book creators.
- NerdistPodcasts, videos and articles delivering the latest on the American comic book scene, particularly from DC and Marvel.
- We're Alive podcastThe most exciting and action-packed fictional podcast around, "We're Alive" uses voice actors and sound effects to tell the story of a group of people trying to survive a zombie apocalypse. The website has links to listen to the podcast, as well as connect to the community of avid supporters on the fan-cast, "We're Not Dead".
- Oz Comic ConThe ultimate Australian comic book convention. The event is held in Melbourne in July at the Exhibition Building next to the Melbourne Museum on Nicholson Street.
- Free Comic Book DayCelebrating the international annual Free Comic Book Day, the first Saturday in May. Walk into participating comic book stores and receive a free comic!
A Bananaman movie could be on its way to the big screen, according towww.bananamanmovie.com. The site gives little away about the proposed film beyond the legend #PEELTHEPOWER and the promise of a 2015 release date. It is stamped with the logo of DC Thomson, which has been publishing Bananaman comics for 34 years.
Graphic novel review sites
- No Flying No TightsComprehensive graphic novel review site in which you can browse by genre and suggested reading age. The website also has links to fantastic resources, definitions, and a section for manga. A fantastic introduction to the medium and great for deciding which graphic novels to read.
- The Beat News Blog of Comic CultureKeep up-to-date with the latest comics and comic reviews, links to blogs, publishers websites and podcasts.
- Comic Book ResourcesLinks to the latest comic book reviews and news, blogs, video trailers, discussions and resources. Focuses on comic book publishers such as DC, Marvel, and Dark Horse.
- Diamond BookshelfGraphic novel reviews, including recent releases, upcoming releases and information on bestsellers.
- Time Top Ten graphic novelsRead about why these graphic novels, including The Watchmen and Maus, are so highly regarded in popular culture.