As you may know, I conducted a webinar on Thursday for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission on using comics, graphic novels and manga in libraries. If you attended – thank you! I had such a great time! And if you didn’t (but wanted to), I’ll be posting the link to the archive as soon as TSLAC has posted it.
In the coming weeks, I’m also going to post some thoughts that I had regarding some of the questions and comments I had from attendees. This is part of the reason that I love training – the learning goes both ways, and can continue after the webinar has ended.
In the meantime, I wanted to share on this blog the recommendation sites I mentioned during the webinar. This is where I go when I want to find reviews and thoughts on comics – I hope they’re helpful to you as well!
Ok, full disclosure – I used to write reviews for GNR. A sister-site to Bookreporter and Teenreads, you can find a tremendous amount of graphic novel and manga reviews on this site. The site also provides a blog with author interviews and core lists by age.
This site is manned by librarians, and provides not only fabulous reviews but a Comics 101 section (in case you’re just starting out with comics or graphic novels).
I love review sites that simplify their review process, and this blog definitely does that. The author, Seth T. Hahne, is transparent about what he likes and what he doesn’t, and always gives a clear reason why. He also provides great end-of-year lists, as well as recommendations for kids.