As some of you may have noticed, we've been having some image issues at GNR lately. Namely, images aren't showing up. It's a bit of a problem for a site devoted to graphic novels. However, we are trying to get it fixed quickly. In the meantime, you may notice some of our pages don't have book covers, author pictures, or other images. We apologize for the inconvenience!John Hogan
Our friends at the Miami Book Fair have announced the comic-related content for the fair. Here are the events you can look forward to, and hopefully plan on attending if you're in the area. I'm very much looking forward to my talk with Michael Goodwin at 11 a.m. on Saturday!
All sessions take place in Centre Gallery, Room 1365 (Bldg. 1, 3rd Floor) unless otherwise noted.
Saturday, November 17John Hogan
Are you excited for New York Comic-Con? Of course you are! Click that link for all the information you need on programming, events, special guests, and much, much more. But since we know a lot of our readers are teachers or librarians, we wanted to highlight some of the important programming that may be of special interest to you. Here are the panels you may want to attend. And we all hope you have a wonderful time at the con!
October 11John Hogan
If you're near the Boston area, you may want to check out this cool movie series. Books to Film, sponsored by both the Boston Book Festival and Emerson College's ArtsEmerson, will take place on October 27, and it will feature films based on works by several authors who are appearing at this year's Boston Book Festival. Interestingly, the Books to Film series will feature both novels and graphic novels that inspired big-screen fare.John Hogan
The day before New York Comic Con breaks loose, the long-running ICv2 conference will bring its insights and opinions to light in an afternoon conference that explores the growth and outreach of the graphic format. I'm eager to attend again this year, as it's always fascinating to hear founder Milton Griepp's analyses, as well as to attend the panels that follow.John Hogan
If you've got a zombie itch that you just can't wait till October to scratch, you may want to check out AMC's Walking Dead Season 3 Preview Weekend, ambling your way July 7-8. It will have a marathon of content, as you might expect, including these fun treats: the original pilot episod in black and white, every episode of the first two seasons of the show, and interviews with cast members. After all that, there will be a special edition of Talking Dead, hosted by Chris Hardwick, that will give an advance look at the third season.John Hogan
Three lucky libraries will win a fantastic prize at this year's American Library Association's summer conference in Anaheim, California. The Will & Ann Eisner Foundation has announced a contest that will award libraries with $1,000 worth of Eisner Award-nominated books, $2,000 in a voucher to be used to buy more graphic books, and a $1,000 stipend on top of all that to go toward an event or signing featuring a graphic novel creator.John Hogan