Redhead Fangirl

Sunday, August 6

Fangirl serves it up



Just had a BBQ in the yard yesterday- volleyball, beer, grilled food, friends, pool-the heat index has finally gone below 110, so it was a good day.

What have I been reading? Grimm Fairy Tales 8 (Jack and the Beanstalk), The Creeper, Invincible 34 [ the damn blonde girl get the boy always and the redhead is left behind?] Y 48,Spiderman loves Mary Jane 8 and Living in Infamy 4.

Some comic related stuff from my librarian life:
'In an effort to help identify quality kids' comics, a group of comics creators recently founded Kids Love Comics (www.kidslovecomics.com), an organization that aims to increase awareness and interest in kid's comics and help parents, teachers and librarians find comics suitable for kids ages eight to 12.'

Web comics

'Okay, maybe "hate" is a strong word, but it's pretty clear from his latest New York Sun column that Otto Penzler isn't impressed by graphic novels. "There are good writers, good stories, and good illustrators who work in this genre, I'm told, but I have yet to encounter one that could hold me until the end." Which must mean he really finds them boring, because, let's face it, most graphic novels are pretty short. (One that isn't, and if you're reading this, Otto, I'd suggest you give a try, is Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell's From Hell. Yes, it's the basis for that Johnny Depp movie.)'

3 Comments:

At 3:44 PM, Blogger Mark said...

Graphic novels aren't a "genre", Penzler, they're a medium. Crime writing is a genre, and a boring, repetitive, formulaic one at that.

The man's a dolt.

 
At 6:04 AM, Blogger redlib said...

Mark, your librarian flag is flyin'. My first response to his article too.This debate has gone on in american libraries- we do seperate gn's into their own area, like the genre's of mystery and sci fi. I do like seeing the sum of my work in one place though.

 
At 9:54 AM, Blogger Gordon said...

It's interesting - not only do we have graphic novels in the "art" section of our library, but also in the "young adult" section.

Man, I just hate having to troll through the Buffy and Charmed paperbacks just for a graphic novel fix...

 

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