Here’s our staff highlights for this week — all the titles, creators, programs, conferences, and library shenanigans that made our week, comics-wise!
Official DC Superhero Cookbook
On Tuesday we hosted our first graphic novel club for teens at my new library. When I advertised the program, I said there would be "thematic snacks." In my search for good snack ideas, I discovered (through this blog that back in November The Official DC Super Hero Cookbook was published. At the club, we served the Aquaman floats (enjoyed by teens and staff alike). And of course, the book is now on my to-order list. -Emily
After reading "Strange Fruit: Uncelebrated Narratives From Black History" by Joel Christan Gill, I read a thoughtful essay on the book by Qiana Whitted over at Hooded Utilitarian, How Do Comics Visualize Racist Speech? Gill provides some follow-up responses in the comments below the article. -Thomas
My happy = I'm going to Heroes Con this weekend!!! And, and I get to meet Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky who do the fantastic comic Sex Criminals which is seriously, seriously awesome. And Matt writes Hawkeye which is fantastic, much more than I thought it would be. And more of course :D Yay!!! -Andrew
This week, I'm VERY happy over the library demo of Comics Plus. It's exactly where I'd like to see comics in libraries going. There are still a few bugs and irregularities, but I'm impressed at the publishers that are already included - Boom, Archaia, Dynamite, Red 5, Alternative Comics, among many other small presses. I can definitely see Fantagraphics or Image making the leap eventually. -Anna