The S Word: A Censorship Rant

As a librarian and a comics fan, I know how hard it’s been for comics to achieve their newfound legitimacy in libraries. Most of the resistance actually comes from librarians, not from the public, but that could change. Now that…

Take a class with me!

It’s that time again — I’m teaching another online class with the lovely folks at Simmons College through their Continuing Education program! This time around I’m doing it solo (though many thanks to the fantastic Beth Gallaway and Linda Braun…

Speaking of witty…

I know everyone’s probably seen this already, but…yay! From Comicbookresources: “If libraries had been cool enough to carry graphic novels when I was a kid, I never would have had to turn to petty crime to afford my expensive comics…

Odds and Ends for a Monday night

Our very own Miss Jen W is interviewed as a Cybill‘s judge — it’s all so very cool. And, let me tell you, having know Miss J since high school, her great wit and charm comes across wonderfully. She is,…

Why We Like Manga

Via Mangablog, I discovered today a very nicely done post about why manga has taken off, and perhaps more sadly, why U.S. comics are not catching on. The author works in a comics store, and so has a lot of…