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Archive for the 'Comics' Category

Mon, July 30th, 2012
Hostile Questions: Anne Elizabeth Moore
Posted by: Daniel Kraus

Typically I start these things by listing a few accomplishments of the so-called “author.” Y’know, like: Anne Elizabeth Moore was co-editor and publisher of Punk Planet, founding editor of The Best American Comics, and is the author of Cambodian Grrrl. But, really, do you think I have all day for typing and hotlinking and whatnot? […]

Wed, June 13th, 2012
A(nother) New Prize for ALA Annual
Posted by: Ian Chipman

And the winner is . . . you! (maybe) This week, the Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation announced the formation of the Will Eisner Graphic Novel Prize for Libraries. Here’s a link to a PDF of the full press release, but for those on the go here’s the essential deets: The prize is a bundle […]

Fri, May 18th, 2012
Who Fills out the Paperwork When Superman Drops a Train?
Posted by: Sarah Hunter

There are plenty of mysteries in superhero comics; DC, after all stands for “Detective Comics,” which is the name of the series featuring possibly the greatest superhero detective ever, Batman. Superheroes are constantly solving mysteries: figuring out who stole which nuclear launch code, which villain infected the town reservoir with mutagens this time, or which […]

Wed, May 2nd, 2012
Psst–free comics!
Posted by: Ian Chipman

Because comics love you and want to be friends, every year they give themselves out for free on the first Saturday of May. Now I’m no forecaster, but I’m guessing that the first Saturday of May is happening on this very Saturday, May 5, so you owe it to yourself and especially your kids to […]

Wed, April 18th, 2012
A Different Kind of Geekery
Posted by: Sarah Hunter

Here at Booklist, we’re well-established bookworms. I count myself among the best of them, as evidenced by the teetering pile of books on my nightstand, on my coffee table, and on the floor in front of my overflowing bookshelf. But when I ventured into The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2 for those in the […]

Thu, December 1st, 2011
Eisner Judges Announced–Including One of Booklist’s Own
Posted by: Ian Chipman

It’s always a pleasure to check out the judging panel for each year’s Eisner Awards (if you don’t know what those are, they’re often referred to as the Oscars of the comics industry). In recent years, more and more people associated with the library world have been on this panel, and this year is no […]

Thu, October 27th, 2011
Reading the Screen: Cowboys & Aliens (Book to Screen)
Posted by: David Pitt

Before there was Cowboys & Aliens the movie — a splendid movie, why didn’t more of you go and see it? — there was Cowboys & Aliens the graphic novel, published in 2006 by Platinum Studios and created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. With words by Andrew Foley and Fred Van Lente, and terrific artwork by Dennis […]

Wed, July 27th, 2011
2011 Eisner Award Winners Announced at Comic-Con
Posted by: Courtney Jones

The best of the best in comics, er…graphic novels for you literary types, were announced at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend. Here’s a sampling of the winners circle: Best Continuing Series Chew, by John Layman and Rob Guillory Best Limited Series Daytripper, by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba Best Publication for Kids Tiny Titans, […]

Fri, February 4th, 2011
Reading the Screen: The Walking Dead
Posted by: David Pitt

I finally had a chance to catch the first season of The Walking Dead on AMC. Engineered by three-time Academy Award nominee Frank Darabont, the series is based on the comic book series created by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore. The Walking Dead, if you’re not familiar with it, follows Kentucky deputy sheriff Rick Grimes […]

Tue, December 14th, 2010
Reading the Screen: American Psycho: the Musical?
Posted by: David Pitt

This isn’t strictly movie-related, but it does relate to a previous post about Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho, and it’s just too delightfully weird not to mention it here. According to this article at, there is going to be a stage musical based on the novel.  As a fan of the book, and its […]

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