Archival Quality

Archival Quality

After losing her job at the library, Celeste "Cel" Walden starts working at the haunting Logan Museum as an archivist. But the job may not be the second chance she was hoping for, and she finds herself confronting her mental health, her relationships, and before long, her grasp on reality as she begins to dream of a young woman she's never met, but feels strangely drawn to After losing her job at the library, Celeste "Cel" Walden starts working at the haunting Logan Museum as an archivist. Bu...

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Title:Archival Quality
Author:Ivy Noelle Weir
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1620104709
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:280 pages pages

Archival Quality Reviews

  • Molly
    Jan 02, 2018
    Cel Walden is having some mental health troubles. As a result, she loses her job at the library, but soon finds gainful employment as an archivist at the Logan Museum, a little-known repository of medical history. The new job is not quite what Cel imagined it might be: she's required t...
  • Andrea Lorenz
    Nov 07, 2017
    Celeste, or Cel, is feeling adrift after losing her beloved library job. When a mysterious job at a local medical museum opens up, Cel jumps at the chance to do something like what she loves. The job is straightforward, but the circumstances are odd. She lives in an apartment above the...
  • Laura
    Jan 06, 2018
    I wouldn?t say this book is semi-autobiographical, but the author does know about mental illness and archiving medical history. Cel, the main character, has such a job, and the mental illness, but she loves the structure of doing this sort of work. If you pick up and only read ...
  • Kelly
    Jan 27, 2018
    Sometimes you root for the ghost. (Full disclosure: I received a free e-ARC for review through NetGalley.) Celeste Walden has fallen on hard times. She's struggled with anxiety and depression for most of her life, and a recent breakdown cost Cel her dream job as a librarian. So w...
  • Leigha's Little Library
    Jan 18, 2018
    3.5 A little slow to get anywhere, but overall, I really enjoyed the story. The main character was highly relatable. Going in, I did not know much about the story, but her depression is something I can understand. She was so harsh to some of the other characters. That was in part...
  • Paul Decker
    Jan 09, 2018
    *I received this book as an eARC from Oni Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* This beautifully drawn graphic novel brings representation to mental illness while also being a fun, haunted library/museum ghost story. I love how more and more comics have diverse casts...
  • Devann
    Feb 10, 2018
    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley This was a really nice story that managed to be cute and creepy at the same time. I liked how it dealt with Celeste's mental illness and also tied it back into the ghost story and talked a bit about the history of how we've handled ...
  • Jaye Ashryver
    Dec 15, 2017
    This was a quick, fun graphic novel read. The mental health representation was spot on, and the all around diversity was refreshing. While this book isn't necessarily spooky, it's still fun. It takes place inside of a haunted museum for starters, filled with the ghost of a 1920s asy...
  • Kristin
    Apr 06, 2018
    Hoo boy, there's a lot wrong here. The main character is insufferable instead of sympathetic. The characters don't start investigating the mystery until the last quarter of the book. The art is so shaky that character's pupils are sometimes going in violently opposing directions. Worst...
  • Kailey (BooksforMKs)
    Jan 11, 2018
    When Celeste loses her job as a librarian, she's willing to accept any new job, even one in a haunted museum. The more she dives into the archives, Celeste discovers the secrets of the museum's past, and begins to have dreams of a ghost who died there. She'll need the help of her new ...
  • Nostalgia Reader
    Dec 15, 2017
    While I very much enjoyed the story, the art style wasn?t my thing, hence the 4 stars. The story focuses on Celeste, who after losing her previous job due to a mental breakdown, has come to work as an archive assistant at a medical museum (pretty unrealistic, seeing as she doesn?...
  • Kathryn Kania
    Feb 12, 2018
    3.5 I feel... hmmm I don't know. The art was really good. And I'm not a librarian that says you HAVE to have a degree to be a librarian. But this was definitely more about archivists and museum workers. I felt like... Cel's mental health was never well dealt with? She projects al...
  • Gina
    Apr 08, 2018
    4.5 I loved this. Working with archival records let me connect to this in such an interesting way! Plus, one of the characters is named Gina!! ...
  • Erin
    Dec 28, 2017
    Thank you, NetGalley for a copy in exchange for an honest review. Archival Quality quickly wrapped me up in its storyline and took me along for the ride. I was intrigued by the slow discovery of what is going on. The story was beautifully paced with well-developed characters that m...
  • Matthew Noe
    Mar 25, 2018
    On the 5-star side of 4.5-stars. I picked this after hearing about it directly from one of the authors on a library webinar and getting so excited to read it that waiting for release was miserable! I knew it focused on librarian/archives work and the art is colorful, expressive, and in...
  • Rod Brown
    May 19, 2018
    This is an effectively executed, slow building haunted house story about a woman with mental health issues dealing with how others perceive her, especially as she gets engulfed in the supernatural events surrounding her in her new job. ...
  • Flor
    Dec 22, 2017
    This, was not what I was expecting... yes it is a ghost story inside of an archive, but more than that, it's a story about overcoming fears and personal demons. An and fast paced graphic novel, thank you Netgalley for providing me this arc. ...
  • Chad
    Apr 17, 2018
    Cel has just lost her job at the library. It's inferred that she had some kind of mental breakdown at work. She finds a new job as an archivist at a medical museum. It's a very odd job in that there's an apartment for her to stay at in the basement and she has to do the archiving by he...
  • ♛ Garima ♛
    Dec 15, 2017
    Solid 3.5 stars I don't know who bottom 2 girls are but 3 standing are, Molly, Gina and Caleste I really liked the cast here, all of them. All had their flaws but it made book more compelling in the end. I think blurb is pretty accurate and all you need to know to get into thi...
  • Hallie
    May 08, 2018
    All of my librarian friends need to read this graphic novel about books/archives/libraries/information and who owns information. It was fascinating and spooky and relatable. It also has a very realistic depiction of mental health and how people with mental illnesses are treated in the ...
  • Manon
    Mar 03, 2018
    I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Archival Quality tells the story of librarian Celeste ?Cel? Walden who has recently been let go. The story starts just before she applies to a job in a spooky museum. She soon realises the place might be hau...
  • Paige
    Apr 07, 2018
    I enjoyed this book for its representation of mental health and how it can effect someone and those around them when they are at their lowest. It highlights how important it is to have those people in your life who are their for you when you do get to that low point. ...
  • Alexis Sergio
    Mar 10, 2018
    Archival Quality stands out with it's fantastic art style and pacing to be a gripping story. I couldn't put it down and wanted to see where everything was building too. It's got a slice of mystery and a sprinkle of horror with it. I found the story engrossing and really wanted C to get...
  • Jayne
    Feb 04, 2018
    I received an e-arc from netgally for an honest review. The main reason I drawn to this graphic novel was because I work in a museum and the prospect of dealing with haunted objects is something we joke about. The story centers around Cel, who lost her job in a library due to he...
  • Laura
    Mar 09, 2018
    Excellence. A spoopy story involving realistic people and realistic situations. A fantastic look at confronting ones depression and mental illness - which is a continual struggle and so honestly portrayed here. The art is extremely expressive and delightful, with vibrant and deep color...
  • Schizanthus
    Mar 06, 2018
    Trigger Warning - mental health. This should have been the perfect graphic novel for me. I hate writing negative reviews and I want you to know there are plenty of really positive reviews too. I would encourage you, if you?re considering reading this graphic novel, to check out so...
  • Lin
    Jan 31, 2018
    Ohh, where do I begin with this. I really did want to love this book, the idea and the premise were so promising and I was hooked... I did appriciate that it dealt with mental health, th diverse characters and the whole idea of thw museum and its macabre secret, but my appreciati...
  • Kitkat
    Apr 14, 2018
    I loved this book! I feel amazing that I read it! So the entire concept is on the protagonist losing her job at the library because she had a breakdown. Cel starts to work at a museum which is haunted! Weird stuff starts to happen and her boyfriend Kyle doesn't believe her. He thinks t...
  • Keri
    Mar 29, 2018
    Aaaaah, I just won a copy of this book in a giveaway! :D ...
  • Annise Blanchard
    May 09, 2018
    cute, LGBTQ+ friendly, shows depression in a real light, quick and beautiful read ...