Books and Beyond: Comic book September

Karen talks with Jeremy 'Mr J' Bishop from Arkham City Comics about his parallel journeys as a librarian and comics fanboy, and how the comics genre succeeded in ensconcing itself as an indisputably brilliant reading choice.

Listen to this episode on the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud and read on for the books mentioned in the show.

Jeremy's favourite comics from childhood:

  • Buster
  • Whizzer and Chips

Marvel and DC comics:

Seminal graphic novels (comics packaged as complete stories):

  • Maus by Art Spiegelman (1987)

Karen's favourite graphic novels:

  • Corto Maltese by Hugo Pratt (1975 in Italy, 2012 in English translation)


Auckland Libraries' graphic novels collection 

Auckland Libraries' radio show Books and Beyond explores the world of books with guest authors, recommended reads, gems from the Central City Library basement and… beyond.

Catch us on Planet FM104.6, Sundays at 9.35pm. Recent shows can be listened to as podcasts via the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.


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