Lane Library has a collection of graphic novels and comic books. To find these in the GIL-Find catalog you can do a subject search for the following Library of Congress subject headings:
The subject heading search will also retrieve books about comics and graphic novels.
If you want to go straight to the graphic novels, you can type "comics" or "graphic novels" into the search box and use the drop down menu to search by Tag. If you are interested in Manga (Japanese style comics) type "manga" into the GIL-Find search box and search by Tag.
The popularity of graphic novels is steadily rising. With a wide variety of subject matter, readers are more likely than ever to find a graphic novel that interests them.
According to Get Graphic the major types of graphic novels are:
Source: "What is a graphic novel?" Get Graphic. 2007. Get Graphic. Web. 6 May 2015.
Graphic novel, as defined by the Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Graphic Design and Designers, is the, "Term used to describe a form of visual narrative in which plot is conveyed through the creative integration of text and a sequence of illustrations. The genre is continually expanding and embraces fiction, short stories and non-fiction. Graphic novels are generally more mature in tone than traditional comics."
Source: "Graphic Novel." The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Graphic Design and Designers. London: Thames & Hudson, 2012. Credo Reference. Web. 6 May 2015.