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Way More Than Five Great Comics Biographies

Fiction is a great escape, but reality has the greatest cast of characters. What do you look for in a biography? Do you want a slice of world history focused through one person’s life? A... More 
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Math & Science, Mangafied

Comics are an attractive means of instruction. For example, Will Eisner created comics for the US Army during World War II and the Korean War. His illustrations demonstrated maintenance techniques... More 
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Five Manga That Return To England

While manga is the Japanese word for comics, its origins have a British mix that many fans have yet to discover. Comics historian Helen McCarthy delves into the influence of late 19th-... More 
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Five Fresh Takes On Superheroes

In lieu of the "best of" this or that superhero or series, here are five original takes on superpowered beings that easily outclass most other comics for imagination and execution. In addition to... More 
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Five Great Sword Wielders In Comics

Not as clumsy or random as a blaster; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars Old Ben knew what was up. Swords may take more... More 
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Five Great Comics Without Words

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then why bother with writers at all? Comics without words require literacy and empathetic ability. Where narration and dialog would tell a reader the context... More 
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Have you ever read a manga that was so great that you wanted to make one yourself? At the University of South Carolina, there is a club called We Make Manga where the students push each other to create the best comics they can, with guidance from expert professors. We Make Manga have a website at... More 
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We're Listening - Manga Stands Alone

At Richland Library we’re always looking for ways to improve your library experience. We love listening to your recommendations and making changes whenever we can. One of our newest... More 
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Tired of the same old anime on TV? Want to meet more fans like you? Join our anime club for viewings of anime videos, refreshments and fun! TOA meets every Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bostick Auditorium at the Main Library. Call (803)929-3434 for more information! More 


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