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Skybound & Oni Give Grant To Librarians
Skybound Entertainment and Oni Press have provided funding to the American Library Association's Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table, for grants to support library workers in expanding their knowledge of, and experience with, comics in libraries Which means going to San Diego this summer… but possibly not the San Diego event you were expecting[...]
US Public Library Bans Heartstopper Graphic Novels For Under 17s
Not any more. The Mississippi Free Press reports that the Columbia-Marion County Public Library board voted to restrict Heartstopper to the adult section and to review all other books in the young adult section for possible removal The library defines a Minor member or Juvenile as one under 17, though the state has a majority age[...]
Second Sight Publishing Donates 1000 Comic Books To School System
 Second Sight Publishing, an independent comic book publisher based in Pontotoc, Mississippi, has donated 1000 comic books to the Polk County School System in Florida as they "strive to provide quality, entertaining, reading to kids of all ages and welcome the opportunity to provide an alternative reading source to help strengthen the reading skills of[...]
The Magicians Season 4: Magic is a Monster in SYFY Series Official Trailer
And while it might be true that "Magic is Back," it also looks like the nefarious Library isn't planning on giving up control of magic without a fight – and something is seriously wrong with Eliot (Hale Appleman): can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: THE MAGICIANS | Season 4 Official Trailer | SYFY ( Last[...]
LibraryCon Encourages Libraries to Run Their Own Comic Cons
Yesterday's recent LibraryCon Live!, a live streaming event from Library Journal and School Library Journal was an attempt at a deeper look into the diverse world of comics in libraries A virtual convention with comic book publishers, creators and bloggers all working together to promote literacy and storytelling through comics Here's how it looked on[...]
Lucas Turnbloom's Harry Potter-Styled San Diego Public Library Card
The San Diego Public Library will be part of this year's San Diego Comic-Con 2018, hosting a number of events as Booth 5523. And they will be giving away the limited edition San Diego Public Library 2018 Comic-Con Library Card to California residents at the show, the only officially licensed Comic-Con library cards in existence. This year's card, 'No[...]
Dark Horse Announces Details Of The Moebius Library At ECCC For His 60th Anniversary As A Published Comics Creator
Dark Horse Comics and Moebius Production in France are publishing the first of several volumes in the forthcoming Moebius Library, beginning with The World of Edena. As they point out, 2016 represents not only Dark Horse Comics' 30th anniversary, but also Moebius's 60th anniversary of his very first published comic. Collecting all the Edena short stories in a deluxe, hardcover[...]
How To Create A Graphic Novel Book Club? SDCC And CBLDF Tell You How
For librarians, retailers, for readers, the Comic Book Club Handbook created by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, with San Diego Comic-Con and drawn by Rick Gerry and co-produced by Erwin Magbanua of the San Diego Public Library goes inside the hows and whys of creating a graphic novel book club. The handbook provides proven strategies for getting started, selecting[...]
Librarian Reverses Board's Decision To Put Neonomicon Back On The Shelves
Last year, Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows' Neonomicon was withdrawn from a library in Greenville after a teenage girl using an adult library card took it out and her mother strenuously objected. Later the library board all read the graphic novel and voted for it to be returned to the shelves End of? No. The Head Librarian[...]
Surviving The Public: Unshelved
"It's a sunny day in the library, the mortgage crisis is over, your presidential candidate hasn't embarrassed himself lately, the library levy have passed, everything is quiet, not chaotic, people are asking good questions at the library, you are the librarian, people have asked you for book recommendations and when you recommend a book you[...]
Neonomicon Graphic Novel Pulled From South Carolina Library
The Avatar comic Neonomicon by Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows, published by Bleeding Cool owner Avatar Press, has caused a little trouble at a local library when it was taken out by a fourteen year old girl, one Jennifer Gaske, believing it to be… something other than it was. Neonomicon is, basically, The X-Files Meets HP[...]
Library Of The Living Dead Becomes Viral Comic Hit
A free comic teaching new library users how to use their system, using the narrative device of a zombie attack has, well, extended a little outside its intended audience. Created for McPherson College, a small liberal arts college in Kansas, published the comic as a free PDF for its members Anyone could download it[...]
Artists! The American Library Association Wants You!
The American Library Association, the world's largest library conference, is doing something new for their national conference from June 24th to the 27th in New Orleans They're hosting an Artists Alley. Usually reserved for the comic convention, this involves a series of tables, each with an artist showing their work, sketching, signing, talking, networking, taking commissions,[...]
Alan Moore Participates In "Read-In" To Save Local Library
On February the 5th, there will be a protest "read in" at the St James Library in Northampton with Alan Moore, that follows a protest held there tomorrow from midday to 2pm. The library, along with many others, is suffering from local council budget cuts as the British government has been reducing council funding Alan Moore[...]
Alan Moore Campaigns Against Local Library Closures
Remember, remember, the fifth of February… That's when Alan Moore will be speaking at a reading event, part of an event to campaign against the planned potential closure of the St James Library in his home town of Northampton. The library is one of eight that may be closed by the local council as part of spending[...]