I was very sad to hear the news of writer Peter David's stroke at the end of 2012. He's been one of my favorite writers ever since the early '90s, and his work has always been marked by clever wit and solid craftsmanship. His wife has published a blog entry detailing how people can help. Please check it out if you can, and please send well wishes Peter's way.
December 14, 2012
At GNR, we’re always asking teachers and librarians to tell us what graphic novels do for them. Tameka To, school librarian at St. Bernard in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, recently wrote in to tell us:
I was really thrilled to hear that the awesome Dr. Katie Monnin was named one of next year's Eisner Award judges. Katie's love for comics is imminent and pronounced, and she brings a great, edgy perspective to the awards. I can't wait to see what Katie and the rest of the judges select next year. Here are the judges selected for this year:
November 30, 2012
The New York Times today named its 10 Best Books of the Year, and Chris Ware's groundbreaking graphic novel/interactive story earned a spot. I'm incredibly happy to see this book get the recognition, which is well deserves.
New York Comic Con rocked New York City and the Javits Center from October 11-14. It was a massive success, attracting 116,000 people to share their love for comics, graphic novels, manga, pop culture, and all the entertainment they provide. We asked some of the attendees to share what they saw, heard, and felt during their time at the show.
September 18, 2012
New York Comic Con will be taking place from October 11th to 14th at the Javits Center, and this year sets to be bigger and better than ever before. It’s time to dress to impress with Adam West, Bill Paxton, Sean Austin, Christopher Lloyd and Tom Felton all making an appearance, but what costume to wear?
If you're near the Boston area, you may want to check out this cool movie series. Books to Film, sponsored by both the Boston Book Festival and Emerson College's ArtsEmerson, will take place on October 27, and it will feature films based on works by several authors who are appearing at this year's Boston Book Festival. Interestingly, the Books to Film series will feature both novels and graphic novels that inspired big-screen fare.
The day before New York Comic Con breaks loose, the long-running ICv2 conference will bring its insights and opinions to light in an afternoon conference that explores the growth and outreach of the graphic format. I'm eager to attend again this year, as it's always fascinating to hear founder Milton Griepp's analyses, as well as to attend the panels that follow.
We hear it on the television news, radio talk shows, and the internet: America’s public education system is failing. At least that’s what the media wants you to believe.