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Archives - April 2010

Interview: Jane Yolen, author of Foiled

Apr 13, 2010

Jane Yolen is one of fantasy publishing’s most prolific and renowned figures. Throughout hundreds of books spanning decades in an accomplished and award-winning career, she has built up a legion of followers. Now, she’s unleashing the graphic novel Foiled, a delightful and mysterious story centered on a teenage girl named Aliera who excels at fencing but not personal interaction. When she meets Avery, an enigmatic young man at her high school, she’s intrigued by his unique ways.

Interview: Robert G. Weiner, author of Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives

Apr 1, 2010

Robert G. Weiner is the author of the newly released Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives, a helpful resource for librarians (and the general public interested in the inner workings of their local libraries). With more and more librarians embracing graphic novels and promoting them to their patrons, the book is perfectly timed. We talked to Weiner, himself an associate humanities librarian at Texas Tech University, as well as liaison for the College of Visual and Performing Arts, about the book.

Interview: Todd Hignite, author of The Art of Jaime Hernandez

Apr 1, 2010

Over the last several years the annual MoCCA Festival, sponsored by New York’s Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, has become one of the premier events in the world of indie and small-press graphic novels. Among the many luminaries appearing at this year’s show, which gets underway on April 10, is Jaime Hernandez, one of indie comics’ seminal creators. His work on the long-running Love and Rockets in particular is distinguished by astonishingly lucid artwork, rich characterizations, and inventive narratives. Also appearing at MoCCA Fest is Todd Hignite, founding editor of the acclaimed journal Comic Art and author of the insightful and visually stunning The Art of Jaime Hernandez: The Secrets of Life and Death.