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Some of the best comics and graphic novels today are published independently -- some from small publishing companies and many through Kickstarter campaigns. At the Research and Reference Division we collect a variety of independently published visual narratives, below are just a few examples.
Bitter Root Volume 1: Family Business by
Call Number: Sc F 19-305
Publication Date: 2019
Once known as the greatest monster hunters of all time,the Sangerye family specialized in curing the souls of those infected by hate,but those days are fading. A terrible tragedy has claimed most of the family,leaving the surviving cousins split between curing monsters and killing them.Now, with a new breed of monster loose on the streets of Harlem, the Sangerye family must come together, or watch the human race fall to untold evil.
Is'nana the Were-Spider by
Publication Date: 2016
Accidentally breaking a barrier between our world and theirs ( The Mother Kingdom), Is'nana, the son of Anansi, accepts the responsibility for releasing creatures of horror into our world, villains who want nothing more but to cause chaos and mayhem to achieve their own diabolical or selfish goals. With guidance from his father, Is'nana not only strives to live up to his father's name but to also reach his own potential while he seeks to discover his individuality and place in the world.That is if he can survive an encounter with one of Anansi's arch rivals: OSEBO the LEOPARD, a dangerous foe who seeks to be the legend remembered and not forgotten - by any means necessary!
Call Number: Sc F 18-21
Publication Date: 2017
In a world that already hates and fears them - what if only Black people had superpowers. After miraculously surviving being gunned down by police, a young man learns that he is part of the biggest lie in history. Now he must decide whether it's safer to keep it a secret or if the truth will set him free.
Wash Day by
Call Number: Sc D 18-364
Publication Date: 2018
Harriet Tubman : Demon Slayer