Get Graphic: The World in Words and Pictures started off as a community wide two year project designed to introduce teens, parents, librarians and teachers to the exciting and extremely popular literary format of graphic novels. The program was made possible in part by a Family Literacy Library services grant from the New York State Library, New York State Education Department. Partners of the program included Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, the Nioga Library System, UB Libraries, UB Department of Library and Information Studies, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, The Buffalo News Next Magazine, Erie I Boces School Library System, Hein Publishing, Buffalo Public Schools Library System and WBFO radio.
Today, Get Graphic is continuing to strive toward being a source of information on graphic novels and the part they can play in improving literacy. Visit this website often for up-to-date information about Get Graphic events, graphic novel news, and ideas on how to use graphic novels as a literacy tool.