Raymond can hear his mom calling him, really he can. He’d just rather not go. So, in a moment of creative genius, he decides he’ll use that means of escape he sees in comics all the time. Raymond scrawls “Meanwhile…” in a text box and boom, he’s on a pirate ship. It’s certainly an escape, but is it a good one? That plank is looking mighty close…Join Raymond in his genre-shifting adventures and you may realize, along with him, that sometimes home is the best place to be. Jules Feiffer is a master of liquid, vibrant comic art, and this book is no exception.
Meanwhile… ISBN: 9780062059338 By Jules Feiffer Michael di Capua Books, Harper Collins, 1997
Teen Librarian, Public Library of Brookline | She/Her
Robin E. Brenner is Teen Librarian at the Brookline Public Library in Massachusetts. She has chaired the American Library Association Great Graphic Novels for Teens Selection List Committee, the Margaret A. Edwards Award Committee, and served on the Michael L. Printz Award Committee. She was a judge for the 2007 Eisner awards, helped judge the Boston Globe Horn Book Awards in 2011, and contributes to the Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal. She regularly gives lectures and workshops on graphic novels, manga, and anime at comics conventions including New York and San Diego Comic-Con and at the American Library Association’s conferences. Her guide, Understanding Manga and Anime (Libraries Unlimited, 2007), was nominated for a 2008 Eisner Award.