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    1. 1. COMICALLY GRAPHIC: HOW TO PLAN AND LEAD GRAPHIC NOVEL READING GROUPS All book and magazine covers are copyright of the respective owners and are used for demonstration and promotional purposes only.
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    3. 4. AUSTIN PUBLIC LIBRARIES <ul><li>Graphic Novels Book Club Meeting (September 17 at 7:00pm) </li></ul><ul><li>Come join the Austin Public Library’s new Graphic Novels Book Club @ Halcyon Coffeehouse at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, September 17. </li></ul><ul><li>We will be discussing the acclaimed Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. In this simply but beautifully drawn novel Satrapi expressively recounts her childhood during the ... (more)Islamic Revolution. </li></ul><ul><li>Event webpage </li></ul><ul><li>Choices: Black Hole, Alice in Sunderland, Blankets, Exit Wounds, Fun Home, Watchmen, Y the Last Man, Maus </li></ul>
    4. 5. SALINAS PUBLIC LIBRARY & MERCANTILE PUBLIC LIBRARY <ul><li>http://salinasstories.wordpress.com/2009/07/01/the-dark-knight-returns-graphic-novel/ </li></ul><ul><li>The Dark Knight Returns – Graphic Novel Discussion July 1, 2009 — salinasstories It’s Graphic Novel time at Salinas Public Library…  now featuring Frank Miller’s Batman:   The Dark Knight Returns! </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.urbancincy.com/2009/02/book-club-at-merc.html </li></ul><ul><li>There is also a Graphic Novel Group that meets on the second Saturday of every month at 1pm. This group is free for anyone who wants to participate and is one of the few of its kind in the nation. The book for the March 14th discussion is Watchmen by Alan Moore. </li></ul>
    5. 6. SAINT PAUL PUBLIC LIBRARY <ul><li>http://wilson.lib.umn.edu/outreach/marvels.html </li></ul><ul><li>The Highland Park Branch of the Saint Paul Public Library will host the free five-part, scholar-led book discussion series called Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature – Modern Marvels . Discussions led by Judith Katz of the University of Minnesota Center for Jewish Studies. </li></ul><ul><li>The series explores Jewish literature and culture through scholar-led discussions of contemporary and classic books on the theme of “ Modern Marvels: Jewish Adventures in the Graphic Novel .” </li></ul>
    6. 7. MCNALLYJACKSON.COM <ul><li>Bookstore in New York, NY </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Novel Book Club: </li></ul><ul><li>Watchmen Thursday, March 05 2009, 7:00pm - 8:00pm </li></ul><ul><li>This is the first meeting of our new Graphic Novel Book Club, hosted by McNally Jackson's graphic novels buyer Jessica Stockton Bagnulo and pop culture critic Evan Narcisse. We meet on the first Thursday of every month at 7pm downstairs at the bookstore. </li></ul>
    7. 8. WEST CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY& WILBRAHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY <ul><li>Welcome to The West Chicago Public Library District - Graphic ... </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Novel Discussion 7-9: July 7 7th-9th Grade. Join this group for a new book group experience! Tuesday, July 7, 2009 from 6:00-7:00 PM ... www.westchicago.lib.il.us/ </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Novel Discussion & Book Exchange | Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Wilbraham Public Library . Street: 25 Crane Park Drive. the release of the Watchmen movie with a graphic novel discussion & book exchange! ... </li></ul>
    8. 9. A FORMAT NOT A GENRE!
    9. 10. UNSHELVED.. STILL WORK TO DO PROMOTING COMICS
    10. 11. Reality of graphic novels; breaking some myths <ul><li>The average age for a graphic novel reader is 30 </li></ul><ul><li>In other countries, graphic literature is widely accepted for all ages </li></ul><ul><li>Many graphic novels require the reader’s ability to take both written and drawn cues in order to fully comprehend the writer’s/artist’s meaning, thus requiring a higher reading level </li></ul>Pawuk, Mike. Graphic Novels: A Genre Guide to Comic Books, Manga and More. Greenwood Publishing, Conn. 2007
    11. 12. Criteria for selection <ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>Imagery – Violence, Sex </li></ul><ul><li>Content – politics, drug use. </li></ul><ul><li>Theme – “real world” </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesis of drawn and written cues </li></ul>
    12. 13. SELECTION GUIDELINES <ul><li>Popularity </li></ul><ul><li>Fan magazines, web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Tie-ins to TV shows, movies, games, toys </li></ul><ul><li>Age level, target audience </li></ul><ul><li>Genre Superhero, fantasy most prevalent sci fi, humor, graphic nonfiction </li></ul><ul><li>Writing quality and artistic quality </li></ul><ul><li>Artistic style- manga, cartoon art </li></ul><ul><li>Writers and artists with strong fan following (Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Brian Michael Bendis) </li></ul>Ublib.buffalo.edu/lml/comics/pages/selection.html
    13. 14. AWARD WINNING GRAPHIC NOVELS <ul><li>Eisner Finest stories, publications and creators in the medium. Will Eisner, creator of GN format. </li></ul><ul><li>Harvey Voted on only by industry professionals. Named after Harvey Kurtzman, co founder of MAD magazine. </li></ul><ul><li>Kirby </li></ul>President Obama is a Spider-Man and Conan comics fan!
    14. 15. REVIEW AND GRAPHIC NOVEL SOURCES : <ul><li>* New York Times– Graphic Books Bestseller List http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/ Library Journal School Library Journal Booklist GN issue VOYA Baker and Taylor: Imagery (btol.com) Comic Store News (CSN) Teenreads.com (manga) icv2.com bookshelf.diamondcomics.com - GET by EMAIL comics2film.com comicworthreading.com graphicnovels.brodart.com kidslovecomics.com dccomics.com marvel.com darkhorse.com </li></ul>
    15. 16. GRAPHIC NOVELS TO FILM <ul><li>Road to Perdition (Max Collins) </li></ul><ul><li>A History of Violence (Vince Locke) </li></ul><ul><li>Watchmen, V for Vendetta (Alan Moore) </li></ul><ul><li>Sin City, 300 (Frank Miller) </li></ul><ul><li>Ghost World </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted </li></ul><ul><li>Superheroes: X-men, Spider-Man, Superman, Daredevil, Iron Man. </li></ul><ul><li>Coming…Thor, The Avengers, Y the Last Man… </li></ul>
    16. 17. His black and white watercolors portray a family in 1950's Detroit. Radiologist father uses X-rays to cure sinus problems on David-- brother escapes to his drum set-- and his unhappy and judgmental mother rules the roost. Art as redemption novel David always draws his own world and eventually grows into praise for his work. Release date is September 2009- will beTop GN of 2009 list. Stitches by David Small GRAPHIC MEMOIR
    17. 18. CAIRO- G. WILLOW WILSON A GRIPPING NARRATIVE, MIXING MAGIC, POLITICS AND ROMANCE THE KNOWLEDGEABLE VIEW OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD AND INTERESTING VISUAL EFFECTS.
    18. 19. ZOT: THE COMPLETE BLACK & WHITE COLLECTION 1987-1991 BY SCOTT MCCLOUD
    19. 20. UNDERSTANDING COMICS & REINVENTING COMICS BY SCOTT MCCLOUD
    20. 21. WATCHMEN BY ALAN MOORE & DAVE GIBBONS
    21. 22. SUPERMAN: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MAN OF TOMORROW? BY ALAN MOORE & CURT SWAN
    22. 23. BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS BY FRANK MILLER, KLAUS JANSON & LYNN VARLEY
    23. 24. THE ALCOHOLIC BY JONATHAN AMES & DEAN HASPEIL Part quasi-autobiography and part stunning noir-realism, The Alcoholic is the story of Jonathan A. and the origin of his addiction to alcohol, the consequences of alcohol and substance abuse on his life and his eventual self-realization.  Written by Jonathan Ames with art by Dean Haspiel. Published by DC Comics' Vertigo label. Part quasi-autobiography and part stunning noir-realism, The Alcoholic is the story of Jonathan A. and the origin of his addiction to alcohol, the consequences of alcohol and substance abuse on his life and his eventual self-realization.  Written by Jonathan Ames with art by Dean Haspiel. Published by DC Comics' Vertigo label. Part quasi-autobiography and part stunning noir-realism, The Alcoholic is the story of Jonathan A. and the origin of his addiction to alcohol, the consequences of alcohol and substance abuse on his life and his eventual self-realization.  Written by Jonathan Ames with art by Dean Haspiel. Published by DC Comics' Vertigo label.
    24. 25. The Alcoholic by Jonathan Ames & Dean Haspeil Part quasi-autobiography and part stunning noir-realism, The Alcoholic is the story of Jonathan A. and the origin of his addiction to alcohol, the consequences of alcohol and substance abuse on his life and his eventual self-realization.  Written by Jonathan Ames with art by Dean Haspiel. Published by DC Comics' Vertigo label.
    25. 26. LOCKE & KEY BY JOE HILL & GABRIEL RODRIQUEZ Joe Hill is the author of the novel Heart Shaped Box and the short story collection 20th Century Ghosts. He is also the son of Stephen and Tabitha King. Locke & Key is an ongoing comic book series from IDW Publishing and focuses on the bizarre experiences of a family in a New England mansion called Keyhouse. Stunningly original artwork by Gabriel Rodriguez. Joe Hill is the author of the novel Heart Shaped Box and the short story collection 20th Century Ghosts. He is also the son of Stephen and Tabitha King. Locke & Key is an ongoing comic book series from IDW Publishing and focuses on the bizarre experiences of a family in a New England mansion called Keyhouse. Stunningly original artwork by Gabriel Rodriguez.
    26. 27. LOCAL BY BRIAN WOOD & RYAN KELLY Local brings together 12 issues of a comic book series reprinted as a hardcover graphic novel. Each of the twelve chapters are individual moments of Megan McKeenan's existence as she wanders from locality to locality in the United States, searching for her life. Brian Wood is the author of the critically acclaimed comic book series DMZ.
    27. 28. For more information about graphic novel collection development in libraries, please visit NJSL’s Graphic Novel workshop wiki at: Comicsnj.pbworks.com Presenter Materials Core Collection Lists Updates Links to comics & graphic novel news sources
    28. 29. THANK YOU! <ul><li>Redhead Fangirl blog </li></ul><ul><li>redlibcomic.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: RedheadFangirl Ning.com/redheadfangirl </li></ul><ul><li>Laverne Mann ( [email_address] ) </li></ul>Thanks to David Lisa, Karla Iverson and Tyler Rousseau for use of their NJLA slides.
    29. 30. THANK YOU! David Lisa, Consultant , New Jersey State Library [email_address] www.davidlisa.com www.facebook.com/davidlisa davidlisa.pbworks.com davidmlisa.blogspot.com

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