Chicago may be the Second City (later retconned to Third), but two of fandoms biggest geek gods are trying to build monuments to themselves! (Kinda like Lex Luthor, but cooler.) George Lucas, creator of Star Wars, former comics shop retailer, and now semi-retired, wants to build the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art! Lucas will pay for […]
How Diverse is the Dewey Decimal Classification When It Comes to Comics? You’d Be Surprised What One Librarian Discovered!
How diverse are graphic novels? Not in themes, or character representation, but in actual non-fiction subjects? Is there a graphic novel about hot air ballooning? How about the architectural history of bathrooms? Or maybe you’d prefer an autobiographical history of Benihana? Or maybe a history of Andorra? Those exist, and more. I spent seven years (on […]
Gilbert Hernandez’s Palomar—a masterpiece of small town life, longing and the search for love—survived a challenge and will remain on the shelves at the school library in Rio Rancho, NM Betsy Gomez reports for the CBLDF.
If Karen Green wasn’t a rock star comics librarian before last night’s opening gala, she is now! So: the gist: A few years ago, 2005 to be exact, the Ancient & Medieval History and Religion Librarian at Columbia University noticed a need for graphic novels to support the faculty and curriculum of the University. She […]
Every Winter, the American Library Association holds a conference in an arctic clime (Philadelphia, Boston) where awards are announced and some networking and training is held. In the Summer, it’s usually someplace sweltering (although DC in June is not that bad). Last year, it was held in Chicago. This year, Vegas. 
The Infinite Wait by Julia Wertz Koyama Press I have a complicated and knotty relationship with auto-bio comics, beset by apprehension and cynicism. There’s no doubt the genre produces some interesting material- Art Spiegelman, Seth, Robert Crumb, to name but a few, but more recently I’ve found a lot of it to be, quite frankly, boring. The […]