Author Archive for Robin

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Jennifer W. Faith Erin Hicks is serializing a new book online as a webcomic, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong, after the manner of Friends with Boys. There are apparently robots. Squee!!!     Traci My happy is that The Walking…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Snow THIS. This is my happy this week. It’s sooooo beautiful. Unfortunately it’s also my sad, as I do not actually have the money for it. Ah, well, that’s what Christmas wishlists are for. Russ My happy is the upcoming season…

Hot Off the Press!

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To help you stay on top of each week’s new graphic novels and anime, we present the following list compiled from Diamond Comic Distributors’ complete weekly shipping list and Anime News Network’s Releases encyclopedia Some of this week’s highlights: Guarding…

Avengers Assemble!

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I’m testing our scheduling software, so rather than post a blank “testing…please ignore” I figured I’d give you all another hedgehog Avengers close-up or two: And a size comparison:

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Robin What’s making me happy is this analysis of Brave, and why a lot of credits just don’t quite get it. Also, the reams and reams of gender-swapped cosplay photos from San Diego Comic-Con, like over at Bryan Konietzko’s tumblr, and  at…

Eisner Award Reactions

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Given that the Eisner Awards were announced this past weekend, I took the opportunity to ask our reviewers about their thoughts on the winners, the recognition an Eisner brings a title, and how much Eisners count in their ordering and…

The Eisner Award Winners!

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This past Saturday night, the Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards were announced at San Diego Comic-Con.  Here’s the complete list of winners (in bold at the top of each list) for you librarians to consider adding to your collections now…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Jennifer H This is awesome! I love the Steampunk/Victorian Spiderman image (from Denis Medri)…this should be a special edition comic! I’d buy it. Also, a little boy told me today that the Flash is really the boy from the Incredibles all…

YALSA Best of the Best Wrap Up

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The YALSA Best of the Best Challenge officially ended on June 30th, and all of us who participated had a great time reading for the challenge.  We decided to wrap up the Challenge by commenting on our favorites and considering…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Jenny My happiness this week consists of multiple little anime-related woots! First off, Julietta Suzuki’s Kamisama Kiss fantasy shojo manga is getting the anime treatment.  I’m enjoying the books so far and loved her earlier Karakuri Odette manga (though it ends far too soon at only 6 volumes! *cries*)…

ALA Annual 2012 Roundup

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A number of we NFNT staff were happy to attend the American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim this year, so we decided to do a group post to report back about our favorite sights, sounds, and swag.  I prompted…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Andrew I’m happy about something that’s not a comic, but is fairly close: The Search for WondLa, a gorgeously illustrated kids’ sci-fi chapter book by Tony DiTerlizzi. I’m about ten chapters in and really enjoying both the writing and the…

ALA 2012 Update: Fandom Panel line-up!

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I was privileged to moderate an excellent panel this last Sunday at ALA Annual 2012 called (Re)telling Stories: Fanart, authorship, and how stories are shared, reconstructed, and retold on fandom, fan cultures, reading, and authorship. Attendees asked me to post the…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Robin I just confirmed that the lovely and talented Noelle Stevenson (aka gingerhaze of all the adorable Avengers fanart) will be able to join my panel on fandom, comics, fanart and libraries at ALA next weekend.  Yay!  Now if I can just…