Graphic novels are an area of collections that has been growing in both size and importance in academic libraries over the past decade. Through their innovative blending of art and text, graphic novels and comics push at the boundaries of both these mediums, creating new media forms that are critical and engaging.
X̱wi7x̱wa has a robust collection of graphic novels and comic books, which are written by, for, and about Indigenous people. Ranging from single issue comics to whole multi-book series, the graphic novel collection is as diverse in stories and voices as the rest of the library’s collection. It includes works of fiction, non-fiction, biography, comic strips, and comic books that combine text and artwork to tell their stories.
Browse the Shelves
At X̱wi7x̱wa Library, our graphic novels and comics are in a special dedicated section. If you are interested in browsing our titles, stop by and have a look!
Search the Catalogue
Our graphic novels all share the subject heading First Nations--Graphic novels. Searching for this subject heading will produce a list of all of the titles in the graphic novel collection at X̱wi7x̱wa.
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There is a growing number of Indigenous graphic novel authors and artists. Here are some whose works you can find at X̱wi7x̱wa Library:
Find their works on the UBC Library Catalogue by searching "Author name includes".