1000 Graphic Novels!! for the Bibliothque nationale du Qubec CLA, June 2005 Olivier Charbonneau, Librarian and researcher Concordia University Outline Intro to Graphic Novels 1000 GNs for the BNQ The Mandate Documents Users The Strategy The Tools Images remouved because of copyright Awards
Creators Publisher The List How to get it CLA ~ 2005 Intro to Graphic Novels Format Market Strategy Production cycles Main access point Japan (manga) Serials + reprints Market segmentati
on 15-20 pages per week Heroes, genres, artist FrancoEurope Album de BD Luxury items 1 page per week Heroes, genres, artist Comic book Superheroe 28 pages per Heroes, s, CB Stores month artist
Comic strips Newspaper s, Daily, single Hero, artist or 4-5 panels Im an CLA ~ 2005 artist! Inspiration USA merchandising Sequentia Book-lenght l art Artist Intro to Graphic Novels Users at the Octogone Library (LaSalle) Sum % Age
A- 12 or less B- 13-15 C- 16-17 D- 18-21 E- 22-25 F- 26-29 G- 30-39 H- 40-49 I- 50-59 J- 60 + Total Female 5% 10% 4% 3% 4% 6% 6% 2% 38% Gender Male 10% 13%
7% 8% 3% 6% 4% 6% 4% 2% 62% Total 15% 23% 11% 11% 3% 9% 9% 11% 6% 2% 100% CLA ~ 2005 Language 31% English spk.
69% French spk. of English spk. Are younger than 22 Intro to Graphic Novels 1- Are GNs the main reason for your visit? Gender Female Male Total No 22% 19% 41% Yes 16% 44% 59% Total 38% 62% 100%
6- Do you use other services? Gender Female Male Total No 3% 12% 15% Yes 35% 50% 85% CLA ~ 2005 Total 38% 62% 100% 11% are males younger than 22 that read
only BDs\ GNs Intro to Graphic Novels Library Qubec (Minerva) - 2004 Montral (Gulliver) - 2004 LOctogone (LaSalle) Le Prvot Cte-des-Neiges Plateau-Mont-Royal La Petite-Patrie Centrale Adultes Hochelaga Europe - 2002 CNBDI, Angoulme, France Bibliothque Jean-Pierre Melville, 13e arrondissement, Paris Mdiathque municipale, Les Ulis Mdiathque municipale Louis Aragon, Le Mans Mdiathque Fellini, Montpellier Bibliothque Franois Villon, 12e arrondissement, Paris Bibliothque Place des Ftes, 19e arrondissement, Paris Titles (T) or Documents (D) of bandes dessines 8 916 (T)
13 937 (T) 7 406 (T) 5 859 (T) 5 387 (T) 5 098 (T) 3 717 (T) 3 516 (T) 1 759 (T) Bandes dessines holdings for a selection of libraries (2004) CLA ~ 2005 14 000 (D) 8 300 (D) 7 000 (D) 4 500 (T) 3 000 (D) 2 600 (D) 2 400 (D) The Mandate The documents Goal of the collection Circulating collection Adults! Research but not reference UQAM
Some specifics Paper quality, format Sex & violence considerations 1000 documents CLA ~ 2005 Images remouved because of copyright The Strategy 5 categories Classic comic book reprints Golden & silver age Mostly DC Comics and Marvel Contemporary comic book Films Graphic Novels, Comix Publisher, Artist Comic Strips As seen in your local newspaper
Manga (yikes!) CLA ~ 2005 Images remouved because of copyright The Tools Harvey Award Winners MoCCA Art Festival: New York City http://harveyawards.org/ Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Comic-Con International: San Diego, CA http://users.rcn.com/aardy/comics/awards/ eisnersum.shtml Ignatz Award Winners The Small Press Expo: Bathesda, Maryland http://www.spxpo.com/ignatzaward.htm CLA ~ 2005 The Tools Other lists The Comics Journal 100 list (www.tcj.com)
Andrew Arnold in Time Magazine www.marsimports.com Has great author and collection index Publisher website Renowned Artists Bookstore owners, artists CLA ~ 2005 The Tools Citation database CLA ~ 2005 The List Classic Comic Books DC Comics Marvel Comics 175 titles, 215 doc. Superman, Batman, Justice League, Legion of Superheroes, Plastic Man, Shazam, The Spirit The Archives
Collections CLA ~ 2005 66 titles, 66 docs Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Mighty Thor, Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, X-Men The Masterworks Collections The List Graphic novels By Publisher: Fantagraphics Drawn & Quarterly (from Montreal!) Top Shelf, Last Gasp Kitchen Sink, NBM By Artist (too many!) Will Eisner, Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Chris Ware, Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez Contemporary Comic
Books DC Comics, Marvel Vertigo, Image Dark Horse Comics Manga More ancient translations Lone Wold and Cub, Eagle Comic strips The Gazettes funnies page Chapters, Indigo CLA ~ 2005 The List How to get it? Images remouved because of copyright Ask Olivier! (give him a thank you letter) CLA ~ 2005
Questions? Images remouved because of copyright CLA ~ 2005 Thank you! Olivier Charbonneau [email protected] http://alcor.concordia.ca/~ocharbon/bd/
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