Tag Archives: graphic novels

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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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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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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Webinar on Thursday, February 12 – Graphic Novels: A Gateway for Reluctant Readers

Hey! At 2pm Central this Thursday, February 12, I’m doing a webinar for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission titled Graphic Novels: A Gateway for Reluctant Readers. This webinar is specifically geared to librarians and K-12 teachers hoping to … Continue reading

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Favorite titles read in 2014

As a quick New Year’s post, here are some stream-of-consciousness type thoughts on my favorite comic/graphic novel/manga titles in 2014 (more accurately put, my favorite titles *read* in 2014. Most of these were published in previous years). Fun Home – … Continue reading

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Those pesky reluctant comic readers

I just read 3 insanely insightful graphic memoirs (Alison Brechdel’s Fun Home and Are You My Mother and Roz Chast’s Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?). Not only did they speak to me on a personal level, but they got … Continue reading

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Library Comic Cons

As a former youth librarian, and one who now works with students just out of high school, I love looking around at comics programming coming out of libraries. My favorite trend? The library comic con. These are sometimes huge, sometimes … Continue reading

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