VIU receives comic book, graphic novel collection from former dean

Vancouver Island University recently received a donation of nearly 1,000 comic books and graphic novels from former VIU Arts and Humanities Faculty Dean Dr Marni Stanley. The collection, which is now housed at VIU’s Nanaimo campus library, focuses mainly on graphic narratives from female authors, indie comics, autobiographies, graphic journalism, and LGBTQ+ comics from around the world. “This is an important, progressive and relatively rare corpus of material within the academic library context and is one of the most valuable in-kind donations ever received by VIU library,” said VIU Librarian David Alexander. “Access is fundamental to the values of the library, we are so grateful to Dr Stanley for sharing this significant collection with students, faculty and the community.”

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