The teens did it first. Then the children. (Our younger collections have always been precocious.) Now, at last, our adult collection graphic novels have broken free of the stacks!
The collection's been given a new home (and room to grow) next to the Speculative Fiction paperbacks. The books have a "Graphic Novel" label on the spine, and are shelved alphabetically by author (just like the prose novels). New graphic novel acquisitions are now listed monthly on the New Speculative Fiction page. Some things haven't changed: books about the medium-- artists' manuals, encyclopedias, reading guides, works about writers or artists, or literary criticism (yes, there really is literary criticism on Batman)-- are still under 741.5.