Most people's minds immediately drift to capes and supervillains when the topic of comics and graphic novels emerges. At Holy Cross, the conversation is evolving.
Within Dinnand Library exists the Dr. Mark D. Nevins '86 Collection for the Study of Comics and Graphic Novels. Thousands of comics and graphic novels line the shelves. While they include superheroes like Superman and Spiderman, the collection also features stories like "Maus", a graphic novel by American cartoonist Art Spiegelman, that tells the story of a son learning about his father's experience in the Holocaust.
Through these stories, faculty at Holy Cross are using the collection more and more as textbooks. Learn more in our graphic novel below.