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Adults Just Want to Have Fun (Too!) Graphic Novels & Gaming for a Mature Audience   Don  Boozer [email_address] Anastasia ...
What are  COMICS  ? <ul><li>Comics are a  MEDIUM ... NOT a genre </li></ul><ul><li>The average age of comics buyers is 23 ...
A  Very  Brief History of VISUAL STORYTELLING Visual storytelling started over 30,000 years ago. Skeptical?
A  Very  Brief History of VISUAL STORYTELLING Moving onto 1275 BC, it was eventually picked up by the Egyptians…
A  Very  Brief History of VISUAL STORYTELLING Next, we come to Trajan’s Column in AD 113…
A  Very  Brief History of VISUAL STORYTELLING Finally, we come to 1066 AD and the most famous piece of medieval VISUAL NON...
What is a  GRAPHIC NOVEL  ? <ul><li>Single issue comics </li></ul><ul><li>Trade paperbacks </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic novel...
Practical Concerns <ul><li>Purchasing </li></ul><ul><li>Cataloging </li></ul><ul><li>Shelving </li></ul>
Award-winning Graphic Novels Pulitzer Prize, 1992 TIME Magazine #1 Book of the Year Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence...
Films, Games, TV...
<ul><li>The BIG Guys! </li></ul>
Who Belongs to Whom?
Looks Can Be Deceiving… The Big Guys…Looking Independent
<ul><li>Independents &  Self-Publishers </li></ul>
<ul><li>Independents & Self-Publishers </li></ul>Dark Horse Comics Drawn & Quarterly Fantagraphics Books IDW Publishing Im...
<ul><li>Manga! Manga! </li></ul>
<ul><li>International/European </li></ul>
Dealing With Challenges
A little history… Do you know this intrepid plumber? What about this go-getter hedgehog? This guy has a score to settle wi...
A few dates…. <ul><li>1972—Pong  </li></ul><ul><li>1977—Atari 2600 </li></ul><ul><li>1986—Sega and NES </li></ul><ul><li>1...
Console Gaming <ul><li>Console gaming refers to </li></ul><ul><li>gaming done on a home system— </li></ul><ul><li>Pong, At...
Some facts about console gaming to blow your mind  <ul><li>Halo 3, the most recent installment of the Halo series, recorde...
PC Gaming <ul><li>PC games have traditionally included more strategy games (Civilization) and fewer sports games.  </li></...
Entertainment Software Ratings Board  (ESRB)
Games on the big screen
Massively Multiplayer Online  Role-playing Games
What people learn from gaming? <ul><li>Flexibility in problem  solving </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul><ul><...
How can libraries interact with gamers? <ul><li>Set up a console and a projector and host a game night.  </li></ul><ul><li...
What libraries are doing <ul><li>Console gaming— Wii Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>PC gaming— Waterloo Public Library </li><...
How Cleveland Public Library is gaming <ul><li>CPL Gaming Initiative—Cleveland Public Library has game consoles in several...
If you haven’t played video games since Pong… <ul><li>Try the Wii!  </li></ul><ul><li>Pick up Guitar Hero  </li></ul><ul><...
… and this is just the beginning! <ul><li>For additional suggestions and resources, check out the handouts and our PowerPo...
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    1. 1. Adults Just Want to Have Fun (Too!) Graphic Novels & Gaming for a Mature Audience Don Boozer [email_address] Anastasia Diamond-Ortiz [email_address]
    2. 2. What are COMICS ? <ul><li>Comics are a MEDIUM ... NOT a genre </li></ul><ul><li>The average age of comics buyers is 23 ( TIME , 6/30/08) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Adult” graphic novels vs. graphic novels “for adults” </li></ul><ul><li>Think comics are something new?... </li></ul>
    3. 3. A Very Brief History of VISUAL STORYTELLING Visual storytelling started over 30,000 years ago. Skeptical?
    4. 4. A Very Brief History of VISUAL STORYTELLING Moving onto 1275 BC, it was eventually picked up by the Egyptians…
    5. 5. A Very Brief History of VISUAL STORYTELLING Next, we come to Trajan’s Column in AD 113…
    6. 6. A Very Brief History of VISUAL STORYTELLING Finally, we come to 1066 AD and the most famous piece of medieval VISUAL NONFICTION…
    7. 7. What is a GRAPHIC NOVEL ? <ul><li>Single issue comics </li></ul><ul><li>Trade paperbacks </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic novels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ sequential art” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ comic-strip novel” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ picture novella” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ graphic literature” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>plain old “comics” </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Practical Concerns <ul><li>Purchasing </li></ul><ul><li>Cataloging </li></ul><ul><li>Shelving </li></ul>
    9. 9. Award-winning Graphic Novels Pulitzer Prize, 1992 TIME Magazine #1 Book of the Year Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2007 <ul><li>Hugo Award, 1988 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>plus only graphic novel on TIME Magazine’s All-time 100 Best Novels , 2005 </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Films, Games, TV...
    11. 11. <ul><li>The BIG Guys! </li></ul>
    12. 12. Who Belongs to Whom?
    13. 13. Looks Can Be Deceiving… The Big Guys…Looking Independent
    14. 14. <ul><li>Independents & Self-Publishers </li></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>Independents & Self-Publishers </li></ul>Dark Horse Comics Drawn & Quarterly Fantagraphics Books IDW Publishing Image Comics Top Cow Productions, Inc. Top Shelf Productions
    16. 16. <ul><li>Manga! Manga! </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>International/European </li></ul>
    18. 18. Dealing With Challenges
    19. 19. A little history… Do you know this intrepid plumber? What about this go-getter hedgehog? This guy has a score to settle with some aliens..
    20. 20. A few dates…. <ul><li>1972—Pong </li></ul><ul><li>1977—Atari 2600 </li></ul><ul><li>1986—Sega and NES </li></ul><ul><li>1989—Sim City, Game Boy </li></ul><ul><li>1991—Civilization </li></ul><ul><li>1992—Mortal Kombat </li></ul><ul><li>1993—Doom and Myst </li></ul><ul><li>2000—PlayStation 2 </li></ul><ul><li>2001—Xbox </li></ul><ul><li>2002—G4 TV Network </li></ul><ul><li>2004—Nintendo DS </li></ul><ul><li>2005—Xbox 360 </li></ul><ul><li>2006—PlayStation3 and Wii </li></ul>
    21. 21. Console Gaming <ul><li>Console gaming refers to </li></ul><ul><li>gaming done on a home system— </li></ul><ul><li>Pong, Atari, PlayStation, Xbox, Wii </li></ul>Remember? There are also several handheld consoles—PlayStation Portable (PSP), Nintendo DS Lite
    22. 22. Some facts about console gaming to blow your mind <ul><li>Halo 3, the most recent installment of the Halo series, recorded $300 million in sales in the first week. </li></ul><ul><li>Grand Theft Auto IV, the fourth version of the controversial game, recorded over $300 million sales on the first day. </li></ul>
    23. 23. PC Gaming <ul><li>PC games have traditionally included more strategy games (Civilization) and fewer sports games. </li></ul><ul><li>Includes casual gaming like Yahoo! games and online Scrabble and Tetris </li></ul><ul><li>Games rated for adults only are made for the PC and not for consoles </li></ul>Civilization (1991)
    24. 24. Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB)
    25. 25. Games on the big screen
    26. 26. Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Games
    27. 27. What people learn from gaming? <ul><li>Flexibility in problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul><ul><li>How to succeed and fail in a “safe” environment </li></ul>
    28. 28. How can libraries interact with gamers? <ul><li>Set up a console and a projector and host a game night. </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to the print publications that gamers read. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider discussing games and the stories in them as you would a film. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider hosting a LAN party after hours. </li></ul>
    29. 29. What libraries are doing <ul><li>Console gaming— Wii Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>PC gaming— Waterloo Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Role Play gaming— Barberton Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Board Games—Chess Tournaments </li></ul><ul><li>Game Design— PLCMC </li></ul><ul><li>Check out libsuccess.org </li></ul>
    30. 30. How Cleveland Public Library is gaming <ul><li>CPL Gaming Initiative—Cleveland Public Library has game consoles in several branches and is purchasing more for patron use. </li></ul><ul><li>Scratch ( Scratch.mit.edu ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Zombie Librarians of Doom !!! </li></ul></ul>
    31. 31. If you haven’t played video games since Pong… <ul><li>Try the Wii! </li></ul><ul><li>Pick up Guitar Hero </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for a free account in Second Life and cruise around </li></ul><ul><li>Whatever you do, have fun and enjoy it. </li></ul>
    32. 32. … and this is just the beginning! <ul><li>For additional suggestions and resources, check out the handouts and our PowerPoint at www.slideshare.net/cpl.presentations </li></ul>THANK YOU...
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