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French Studies: Comics and Graphic Novels (Bandes Dessinées)

Library resources for the study of French and Francophone language, literature, and culture.

Bandes Dessinées (BD) at UW Libraries

French and Francophone Comics and Graphic Novels at UW Libraries:

Books about French/Francophone BD:

Subject headings:

You can filter results to the French language.

Search Strategies

Finding BD in UW Libraries Search

  1. Enter a keyword search, find a relevant title, then click on the subject headings to see more with same subject.
  2. Try keywords like: “comic books” “graphic novels” “bandes dessines” and country or region names. Or search by an author/illustrator by name.
  3. Filter language to: French.

Background Information