Graphic Novels

Next Graphic Novel Club Selection

December 4th | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Board Room |

Discussing Octavia Butler’s Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Damian Duffy and John Jennings

  • Octavia E. Butler’s bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, now in graphic novel format. More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States, and its complex and lasting impact on the present day. Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler’s mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century. Butler’s most celebrated, critically acclaimed work tells the story of Dana, a young black woman who is suddenly and inexplicably transported from her home in 1970s California to the pre-Civil War South.

Join us for our next book club meeting on Tuesday, December 4th at 6:30 PM in the Library’s Board Room.



The Graphic Novel Book Club meets the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30-7:30pm in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library’s Board Room (lowest level of 645 NW Monroe Ave.). Anyone 18 & up is welcome!

Extra copies of the books the Graphic Novel Book Club are reading are available for check out at the Corvallis-Benton Co. Public Library’s 2nd floor reference desk

Need more info? Call 541-766-6793

To participate, please register in person at the Adult Services Reference Desk or call 541-766-6793.

Already in a book club? You can check out sets of books from previous CBCPL book club meetings. The bags contain 8-12 copies of a book club title, and can be checked out for 2 months.

Interested in previous book club picks? Check ’em out here.

Graphic Novel Club

Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30-7:30pm in the Library’s Board Room (basement). Anyone 18 & up is welcome!

Sept. 4 Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
Oct. 2 Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Vol. 1 by Hayao Miyazaki
Nov. 6 Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery by Miles Hyman
Dec. 4 Octavia Butler’s Kindred by Damian Duffy
Jan. 8 Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
Feb. 5 Akira, Vol. 1 by Katsuhiro Otomo