In celebration of Free Comic Book Day (May 5) and Phoenix Comic Fest (May 24-27), the Downtown Phoenix campus Library pop culture display is showcasing ASU Library's diverse collection of graphic novels, books and movies.
With select materials about or by artists who will be guests at this year's Phoenix Comic Fest, ASU librarian Angela Cole says the display has generated a lot of interest.
"One student asked if the comics were free to take," Cole said. "We gently clarified that they were free to 'check out' and then take and enjoy!"
In addition to raising awareness about the Phoenix Comic Fest, which will take place within close proximity to the downtown campus, the display offers a bit of summer fun, and was intended as a source of relief for students recently frazzled by a long week of final exams.
"We were hoping to spread a little joy during finals season and to show our students that we have so much more in our collection," Cole said. "We hope to make next year's even better!"