I just saw that Guillermo Del Toro and Steven Thompson (from Dr. Who and the BBC Sherlock) are developing a series based on Naoki Urasawa’s Monster!  Monster is probably my favorite manga series and I cannot wait to see what they do with it.



I was tickled by these signs I found on Etsy. I hadn’t really thought of it that way, but it’s a good point!



Mine is based around my ability to show off my Hawkeye pride: I just got my cozy new hoodie with the most excellent Hawkeye fanart front and center by Jennifer Jeong (aka blue).  Her art tumblr is here, and her shop is here!



Last week a co-worker asked me if we had that Hawk-guy comic everyone was talking about. I put a hold on Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon for her and this week she checked it out and read it. Bringing it back, she admitted that it was her first ever superhero comic and she’d really liked it! (Though she was baffled by the changing artist and was glad I’d told her ahead of time that the Young Avengers issue stuck at the end of the volume wasn’t the same book.)



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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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