In the Library with a Comic Book
Jul 21
Episode 15: ALA with Gownley, Maihack and Butcher Jack Buar, Amanda Jacobs Foust, Donna Mettier 4 Plays Download Audio

In Episode 15, Jack and Amanda cover comics at the American Library Association Annual Conference:

Interview with Jimmy Gownley of The Dumbest Idea Ever! and Amelia Rules!

Interview with Mike Maihack of Cleopatra in Space.

Interview with Chris Butcher of Udon Entertainment and Toronto Comic Arts Fest.

Jack, Amanda and our esteemed producer, Donna Mettier, will be at San Diego Comic-Con this week. We’ll have some limited conference swag, so if you see us at the con, be sure to stop us and say hi. 

Jack will be presenting Publishers Weekly: Creating Great Graphic Novel Events in Libraries on Sunday from 4:00-5:00 at Room 32AB.

AND we’ll be podcasting live, so stay tuned for lots of exciting coverage!

Jul 20

chrissywilliams:

From I Kill Giants (Titan Edition), Joe Kelly + JM Ken Niimura (Image, 2010)

Jul 13
amyreeder:

Rocket Girl volume 1 comes out in comics stores TODAY!!! Make sure you get yours and hey, one for a friend, too, because it’s only $9.99.

If you live in the NYC area, we will be signing these puppies today at Midtown Comics (their Downtown location) starting at 6:30. And we’ll throw a free print in there for those who get the book!

amyreeder:

Rocket Girl volume 1 comes out in comics stores TODAY!!! Make sure you get yours and hey, one for a friend, too, because it’s only $9.99.

If you live in the NYC area, we will be signing these puppies today at Midtown Comics (their Downtown location) starting at 6:30. And we’ll throw a free print in there for those who get the book!

Jul 10
Episode 14: ALA with Gill & Hale Jack Baur, Amanda Jacobs Foust, Donna Mettier 2 Plays Download Audio

In Episode 14, Jack and Amanda cover comics at the American Library Association Annual Conference:

Interview with Joel Christian Gill of Strange Fruit, Volume 1: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History and Bass Reeves: Tales of the Talented Tenth, Volume 1.

Interview with Nathan Hale of Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales, Calamity Jack and Rapunzel’s Revenge.

Jul 09

We had quite a time at the American Library Association in Las Vegas, Nevada last month.

Jack and I presented a session on our favorite comics of the last year and brought in copies for attendees to handle and read; including a list of annotations.

Plus, photos!

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Jul 06

super-heroes-of-color:

wocinsolidarity:

Attanya: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because I love science fiction and fantasy books, but I’m tired of authors treating dragons and robots and magic as more plausible than black and brown characters

Jennifer: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because… when I was 13 a white girl told me it was selfishthat all of the protagonists in my stories were Latina because she “just can’t relate to nonwhite characters.” She made me feel guilty for writing about people like me. 

Aiesha: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because…Black Girls are more than sidekicks or “sassy, ghetto friend”

Facts and Figures About Race/Ethnicity in YA and Children’s Lit:

#WENEEDDIVERSEBOOKS

Posting this a little late, but followers please take the time out to check out this post explaining the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign and more events to come over the next few days! 

Just a reminder that representation is still an uphill battle.

Jul 02
pikachupacabras:


Lying Cat will only speak when someone is lying, even when they don’t know they are.
- Saga #14

this was the most powerful page in saga and i think about it a lot

pikachupacabras:

Lying Cat will only speak when someone is lying, even when they don’t know they are.

- Saga #14

this was the most powerful page in saga and i think about it a lot

Source: buttkkake

Jun 26

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Jack, Amanda and our esteemed producer, Donna Mettier, will be at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV at the end of the month. We’ll have some conference swag, so if you see us at the con, be sure to stop us and say hi. 

Jack and Amanda will be presenting on our favorite comics of the last year at their Graphic Novel Petting Zoo on Sunday from 4:30-5:30 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, N116. 

This will include an updated list of our favorite comics from 2013, as presented at the California Library Association Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA last November. 

AND we’ll be podcasting live from the Artists Alley and Graphic Novel/Gaming Stage, so stay tuned for lots of exciting coverage!

Jack will also be presenting with Jessica Lee of Willard Middle School on Dynamic Duos:Collaboration Between School and Public Library Systems from 4:30-5:30 on Saturday at the Las Vegas Convention Center S219.

Donna will be presenting on Data Driven Collections: Integrating Evidence Into Your Collection Maintenance and Development Procedures on Sunday, from 10:30-11:30 at the Las Vegas Convention Center S229.

And here’s a sneak peak at our newest favorites…

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Jun 25
nprbooks:

Image via thewomenofmarvelcomics
Check it out! Marvel just launched a Women of Marvel Podcast. There’ll be a new episode every month and even a book club. Best of all, they’re also on tumblr at thewomenofmarvelcomics.
Has anyone out there  taken a listen yet?

nprbooks:

Image via thewomenofmarvelcomics

Check it out! Marvel just launched a Women of Marvel Podcast. There’ll be a new episode every month and even a book club. Best of all, they’re also on tumblr at thewomenofmarvelcomics.

Has anyone out there  taken a listen yet?

Source: nprbooks

Jun 23

A Quiet Proposal

kirkkiefer:

So I proposed to my girlfriend, Amelia, yesterday. The twist was that I did it in front of a crowd with the assistance of Chip Zdarsky and Matt Fraction.

Thank you to all the well-wishers and another huge thank you to the brimpers who attended the panel and played along to…

Source: kirkkiefer

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