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The tights and capes may have long left the Javits Center, but two weeks after New York Comic Con, we at GraphicNovelReporter are still abuzz with all we saw and learned. Our crack team of reviewers and interns sped from panel to panel like the Flash on a good day, takings notes in copious quantities. Here are some of the big things we learned.

Linda Johnson

Linda Johnson is a long time Bookreporter devotee. Her mother was always trying to get her outside, but she preferred reading in her bedroom. She is a retired teacher and former newspaper columnist (she hoped she paid homage to Erma Bombeck). Now she works very part-time in a small university library. She’s active with her Friends of the Library chapter, including overseeing at least five years of their biannual book sale.

Linda Johnson

Linda Johnson is a long time Bookreporter devotee. Her mother was always trying to get her outside, but she preferred reading in her bedroom. She is a retired teacher and former newspaper columnist (she hoped she paid homage to Erma Bombeck). Now she works very part-time in a small university library. She’s active with her Friends of the Library chapter, including overseeing at least five years of their biannual book sale.

Linda Johnson

Linda Johnson is a long time Bookreporter devotee. Her mother was always trying to get her outside, but she preferred reading in her bedroom. She is a retired teacher and former newspaper columnist (she hoped she paid homage to Erma Bombeck). Now she works very part-time in a small university library. She’s active with her Friends of the Library chapter, including overseeing at least five years of their biannual book sale.

Mary Lou Wachsmith

Born and raised in NYC, I made my way across the country, with a stop for seven years in Wichita, KS before finally landing in SoCal in 1978. I have been here ever since. After being a housewife for 16 years, I went to law school in my 40s and received my law degree in 1990. I practiced law until a few years ago, and now work as a tutor, via the Internet, of students studying for the bar exam. I work for a Florida-based company and tutor students from many different states. It is so rewarding to work with these students, helping them to achieve their goals. 

Janice Gable Bashman

Janice Gable Bashman is the Bram Stoker nominated author of PREDATOR (Young adult novel, coming September 16th, 2014, Month9Books) and WANTED UNDEAD OR ALIVE (w/ New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry) (Citadel Press 2010). She is editor of The Big Thrill (International Thriller Writers’ magazine).  Her short fiction has been published in various anthologies and magazines.
 

Suzanne and Melanie Brockmann

When New York Times bestseller Suzanne Brockmann first held her baby daughter, she had no idea she was cradling a future writing partner. Melanie was born with a fierce love for storytelling, so collaboration was inevitable. Suzanne splits her time between Florida and Massachusetts while Mel lives in Sarasota, Florida. Night Sky is Mel’s debut and Suzanne’s 55th book.

Deborah Bryson

Deborah Bryson is a loyal Bookreporter.com reader who loves books of all kinds. She has worked as a teacher, writer and museum educator, and loves visiting libraries, museums and bookstores. For many years, she moved often because of her husband's work, and her first stop in any new place was to apply for her library card. Quilting is her favorite hobby besides reading, particularly needleturn applique and hand quilting. Deborah is married with a grown daughter and a very spoiled granddog.

Bestselling graphic novelist Dave Gibbons was named the first Comics Laureate of the United Kingdom on Friday at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.