Understanding Manga and Anime CoverSo, I’m not dead, thanks. I do apologize for my long absence from the internets. I will explain…no, it will take too long, I will sum up: work, New York Comic-Con, work, reading for the Eisners (!), work, finishing the book, work, judging the Eisners (!!), articles, work, and now summer reading plus ALA all at once. Still, I feel terrible to be so out of date.

All of this to say — I have a half-dozen half-written posts that will hopefully see the light of day after this weekend.

But the real news is…my book is here! Really! I’m off to ALA, and wonder of wonders, I have a book signing from 11am-12noon at the Libraries Unlimited booth with my comrade-in-GNs Mike Pawuk (who’ll be signing his excellent book, Graphic Novels: A Genre Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More.) So if you’re around, drop buy and say hello! I’ll even doodle you a picture, if you want.

  • Robin B.

    | She/Her Teen Librarian, Public Library of Brookline

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    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 is currently the President of the Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table for ALA. 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.

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