Author Archive for Robin

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…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Apologies for the delay!  Technical difficulties… Robin I’m really happy that my various panels are really shaping up for ALA Annual!  Through the work of the Graphic Novel Member Initiative Group (aka GN MIG), I’ve got panels on: Animation &…

Survey: Fanworks & Libraries

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As part of my professional research, I am conducting a survey on the connections between fan works (including fan fiction, fan art, and fan videos), literacy, authorship, libraries, and storytelling.  And I want your input! I am hoping to hear…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Jenny My smiles this week aren’t very exciting, either, but they did the trick.  :P  Despite having stupidly pulled a muscle in my back, I managed to get comfy long enough to watch my weekly handful of happiness-generating shows. Among them was…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Andrew This week I’m happy that I’m officially lined up to do a presentation about graphic novels for adults at this year’s Iowa Library Association conference! For the past few years I’ve appreciated the good selection of presenters on teens’…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Robin Faith Erin Hicks’s comic recap of TCAF at Tor.com.  I too am still craving good Korean BBQ. Also, I just found out that I apparently convinced my local high school to include the excellent Zahra’s Paradise by Amir and Khalil on…