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Comic Books and Graphic Novels

HCC Libraries are committed to building an inclusive, varied collection of comic books and graphic novels. Some of the creators we would love to include in our collection haven't published books in the traditional sense. Many writers and illustrators of diverse backgrounds have left traditional publishing and chosen to self-publish or digitally publish their work. Below you will find a short list of diverse comics creators who are creating engaging, contemporary comics and graphic novels. We encourage you to read and support their work, especially since some of them are available for free!


POC Comics Collectives

Indigenous Comics Collective

Indigenous Story Studio

Noir Caesar

Red Planet Books and Comics

Saturday AM

Latina Superheroes


Digital Comics

Princess Love-Pon

The Electric Rose

Tapas Web Comics and Graphic Novels

Comics by Bill Masuku



Local Creators

Rio Bravo Comics

Isabel Ann Castro

Obi Aris


Additional Suggestions

"Five of the Blackest Manga You Should be Reading Right Now" Black Nerd Problems

Queer Comics Database: discover your next queer read

"Disability Representation in Comics and Graphic Novels" Toronto Public Library

"Hispanic and Latinx Creators We Recommend You Read" Image Comics

"Asian & AAPI Creators We Recommend You Read" Image Comics

"Black Creators We Recommend You Read" Image Comics

"A Beginner's Guide to LGBTQ+ Manga" New York Public Library


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