Does the graphic format, and those who publish it, do enough to attract new young female readers? And do those girls stay interested in comics when they grow up? We talked to several women to get multiple points of view.
Two top comics creators—longtime illustrator and writer Trevor von Eeden and Jeremy Love, creator of Bayou—discuss how black issues, characters, and creators are treated in comics.
The librarians behind the GGNFT list explain how it all comes together.
We hear about it all the time: digital piracy. The scourge of the entertainment industry, digital piracy has been taken on by music companies, movie studios, and major publishers. But what of comic piracy? Does it affect the industry as a whole? We talked to three people in graphic publishing to see what the state of matters is and how they are combating illegal downloading.
Our tour through the library programs of schools (in relation to graphic novels) finishes here, with a discussion involving some high-school librarians talking about the problems they face, the solutions they’ve uncovered, and the issues they’ve successfully dealt with.
With comics and manga getting further respect in schools and libraries, we checked in with middle-school librarians to see what they had to say—what issues they faced bringing graphic novels into the schools, what young readers were responding to, and what the positives and negatives are for their jobs.
What do elementary librarians face today as they try to bring comics and manga into their schools? We talk to a diverse group of librarians to see what's going on, what's working, what's not, and what they've learned.
Beyond the original content the graphic novel and manga industries create year after year, a burgeoning marketplace has formed for adaptations of prose literature. Whether they are current ongoing series, literary classics, or modern books looking to reach a broader audience, comics adaptations are catching on with readers as well as bringing new people to the format. We talked to several pros to find out what they do and how it works.
How are graphic novels viewed in libraries across the country today? While attitudes toward graphic novels and manga are changing, and librarians were among the first to change them, we wanted to learn more about how the formats are received and perceived today. So we asked some librarians to share their experiences. Their responses were fascinating.