Our reality-based and informational Comic Book Directory now has over 500 books!

We recently unveiled our comic book directory, which is an effort to help readers find comic books and graphic novels that are nonfiction, academic or educational, reality-based or informative in some way.  At the time, we had over 400 comics on the list, but we’ve been working to add more and we now have over 500.

Below are the titles that have been added since the announcement:

7 Miles a Second by David Wojnarowicz, James Romberger, and Marguerite Van Cook (AIDS)

The Abominable Mr. Seabrook by Joe Ollmann (journalism, alcoholism)

The Adventures of Herge by Jose-Louis Bocquet, Jean-Luc Fromental, and Stanislas Barthélémy (biography of Tintin creator)

Artichoke Tales by Megan Kelso, Age 17+ (family during civil war, fiction)

The Artist by Anna Haifisch (fine art satire)

Aya series by by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie (Ivory Coast in the 1970s, fiction)

Bannock Beans and Black Tea: Memories of a Prince Edward Island Childhood in the Great Depression by John Gallant and Seth

Berlin series by Jason Lutes (Weimar Republic)

Beta Testing the Apocalypse by Tom Kaczynski (capitalism, communism, utopianism, fiction)

Bright Eyed at Midnight by Leslie Stein (diary comics)

Chicago: A Comix Memoir by Glenn Head (coming of age, semi-autobiographical)

Co-Mix: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps by Art Spiegelman

Cosplayers by Dash Shaw (fandom, fiction)

Couch Tag by Jesse Reklaw (tragicomic, childhood, death, sex, drug use)

Daddy’s Girl by Debbie Drechsler (domestic abuse)

Denys Wortman’s New York: Portrait of the City in the 30s and 40s by Denys Wortman, James Sturm, and Brandon Elston

The Envelope Manufacturer by Chris Oliveros (hardship of owning an independent small business)

Exit Wounds by Rutu Modan (Israel, terrorism, fiction)

Goddamn This War! by Jacques Tardi (World War I)

The Golem’s Mighty Swing by James Sturm (1920s Jewish baseball team, fiction)

Goliath by Tom Gauld (Goliath’s point of view)

Growing Up in Public by Ezequiel García (struggling artist memoir)

How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less by Sarah Glidden

The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln by Noah Van Sciver

I Killed Adolf Hitler by Jason

Invisible Ink: My Mother’s Secret Love Affair with a Famous Cartoonist by Bill Griffith

It Was the War of the Trenches by Jacques Tardi (World War I)

Jack Jackson’s American History: Los Tejanos & Lost Cause by Jack Jackson (Texas-Mexican conflict, Texans’ violent reaction to Reconstruction)

Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City by Guy Delisle

Kafka by Robert Crumb and David Zane Mairowitz

Kaspar by Diane Obomsawin (the mysterious life of Kaspar Hauser)

King: A Comics Biography by Ho Che Anderson (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

The Klondike by Zach Worton (Yukon gold rush)

Late Bloomer by Carol Tyler, Age 18+ (relationships, parenthood, child development)

The Late Child and Other Animals by James Romberger and Marguerite Van Cook (aftermath of World War II)

Marble Season by Gilbert Hernández (semiautobiographical novel about the Hernández brothers’ childhood)

Market Day by James Sturm (Old World marketplace just before industrialization, fiction)

Masterpiece Comics by Robert Sikoryak (parodies of classic literature)

Melody: Story of a Nude Dancer by Sylvie Rancourt, Age 18+

A Mess of Everything by Miss Lasko-Gross (sequel to Escape from Special, adolescence, anxiety, drug use, and anorexia)

Michael Jordan: Bull on Parade by Wilfred Santiago

Mother, Come Home by Paul Hornschemeier (grief)

NonNonBa by Shigeru Mizuki (memoir about childhood belief in spirits)

Oil and Water by Steve Duin and by Shannon Wheeler, Age 15+ (aftermath of Deepwater Horizon oil-spill)

One! Hundred! Demons! by Lynda Barry (“autobifictionalographic” slice of life)

Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths by Shigeru Mizuki (Japanese infantry unit at the end of WorldWar II)

Over Easy by Mimi Pond, Age 18+ (1970s, California, drug use)

Paying for It by Chester Brown, Age 18+ (prostitution)

Perfect Example by John Porcellino (coming of age)

Rage of Poseidon by Anders Nilsen (imagining Poseidon in early 21st century)

Real Deal Comix by Lawrence Hubbard and H.P. McElwee (satire of urban life)

Reunion by Pascal Girard (high school reunion, semiautobiographical)

Scenes from an Impending Marriage by Adrian Tomine (planning a wedding)

Shenzhen: A Travelogue from China by Guy Delisle

Shigeru Mizuki’s Hitler by Shigeru Mizuki

Soldier’s Heart: The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father: A Daughter’s Memoir (You’ll Never Know) by Carol Tyler

Southern Cross by Laurence Hyde (post-World War II atomic bomb testing in the South Pacific)

Temperance by Cathy Malkasian (conflict’s impact on society, fantasy, fiction)

Terms and Conditions by R. Sikoryak (graphic adaptation of iTunes Terms and Conditions document)

To Have and To Hold by Mary Johnston and Graham Chaffee (adaptation)

Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life by Ulli Lust (a European hitchhiking trip remembered 25 years later)

Trash Market by Tadao Tsuge (post-World War II Japan)

White Cube by Brecht Vandenbroucke (contemporary art, galleries, wordless)

Wimbledon Green by Seth (comic book collecting, fiction)

Wrinkles by Paco Roca (Alzheimer’s)

Your Black Friend by Ben Passmore (race, friendship)

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