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Superman the Dictator

In a former life, I minored in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies. So, I arrived at Superman: Red Son from a place of somewhat biased interest. Soviet Union iconography is extremely interesting to me, and that’s what I wanted … Continue reading

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Series I never finished (but should)

Thinking about what I’m going to read this summer, and thinking about series’ endings (which I will talk more about next post!), got me thinking about series that I wished I had finished. For whatever reason, I never finished these series, … Continue reading

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The Brilliance of the Superhero Sketchpad

In my last post I mentioned that I was auditing the edX course The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact on Pop Culture. So far, this course is an insightful look at the history of superheroes, and their place as our … Continue reading

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Why don’t I like superheroes?

Here’s my confession: superheroes are just not my thing. I don’t think so, anyway. The fact of the matter is, however many graphic novels I’ve read, and however many shojo (and yaoi) manga I’ve devoured, traditional comics have never held my … Continue reading

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The Scott Pilgrim Generation

I’ll admit it – I saw the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World before I read the graphic novels. As a matter of fact, I *just* read the graphic novels (and yes, I binge-read them). I remember the movie coming … Continue reading

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Psychology Today now has a comic strip!

Working in an art school library, the calmest part of my day comes in processing the new periodicals. Looking through the April 2015 issue of Psychology Today, I was extremely excited to see that they have unveiled a new comic strip, … Continue reading

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Webinar Archive- Graphic Novels: A Gateway for Reluctant Readers

Hey guys! The archive of my recent webinar done for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Graphic Novels: A Gateway for Reluctant Readers, is now online! You can access the recording on the TSLAC online training site. Enjoy!

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Hiding Away in the 741s

Something that I touched on briefly in my recent webinar, but didn’t dwell on, was the matter of where to display your graphic novels and comics in the library. In a public library that adheres strictly to Dewey, the graphic novels … Continue reading

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Reviews and Recommendations

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 … Continue reading

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A Librarian’s Quick Reference Graphic Novel/Manga List

As I’ve previously mentioned, I am conducting a webinar on Thursday, February 12 for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission titled Graphic Novels: A Gateway for Reluctant Readers. If you haven’t yet, you can register HERE. Part of the … Continue reading

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