The Year's Best Graphic Novels 2012


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The Year's Best Graphic Novels 2012

  1. 1. The Best GraphicNovels of 2012Presented by:Karla Ivarson- Ocean County Library SystemDavid Lisa- Camden County Library SystemLaverne Mann – Cherry Hill Public LibraryTyler Rousseau- Monroe Township Public LibraryNJLA Annual ConferenceWednesday, June 5, 2013
  2. 2. Spacehawkby Basil Wolverton
  3. 3. My Friend Dahmerby Derk Backderf
  4. 4. Kick-Ass 2by Mark Millar & John Romita Jr.
  5. 5. The Carter Family – Don’t Forget This Songby Frank M. Young & David Lasky
  6. 6. The Walking Dead Vol. 16: A Larger Worldby Robert Kirkman and Carlie Adlard
  7. 7. The Walking Dead Vol. 17: Something to Fearby Robert Kirkman and Carlie Adlard
  8. 8. Saga – Vol. 1by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  9. 9. Harvey Pekar’s Clevelandby Harvey Pekar and Joseph Remnant
  10. 10. Prophet – Vol. 1: Remissionby Simon Roy, Farel Dalrymple, Giannis Milogiannis, Brandon Graham
  11. 11. Baby’s in Blackby Arne Bellstorf
  12. 12. Building Stories by Chris WareAdult• Everything you need to read the newgraphic novel Building Stories: 14distinctively discrete Books, Booklets,Magazines, Newspapers, and Pamphlets.corrosive sarcasm of youth to the sickeningearnestness of maturity—while discoveringa protagonist wondering if she’ll ever movefrom the rented close quarters of lonelyyoung adulthood to the mortgaged expanseof love and marriage.New York Times Book Review, Top 10 Booksof the YearTime Magazine, Top Ten Fiction Books ofthe YearPublishers Weekly, Best Book of the YearKirkus Reviews, Top 10 Fiction of 2012
  13. 13. Sweet Tooth by Jeff LemireAdult(volume 1 2010- volume 5 2012)Ending with issue 40• SWEET TOOTH tells thestory of Gus, a rare newbreed of human/animalhybrid children, has beenraised in isolation followingan inexplicable pandemicthat struck a decade earlier.
  14. 14. Izombieby Chris Roberson & Michael Allred(volume 1 2011- volume 4 2012)Adult/YA• Told from a female zombie’sperspective, this smart, wittydetective series mixes urban fantasyand romantic dramedy.Gwendolyn “Gwen” Dylan is a 20-something gravedigger in an eco-friendly cemetery. Once a monthshe must eat a human brain to keepfrom losing her memories.
  15. 15. Drama + SmurfsDrama by Raina TelgemeierYACassie is the set designer for the stagecrew, and this year shes determined tocreate a set worthy of Broadway on amiddle-school budget. humorouslyexplores friendship, crushes, and all-around drama!Juvenile: SmurfsYvan Delporte was a writer often creditedwith helping to usher in the “Golden Age”of Franco-Belgian comicsPeyo created The Smurfs in his comic strip“Johan and Peewit”.
  16. 16. Digital, Motion, Crowdsourced and web basedcomics for librarians to know aboutComixology over $70 million in 2012• Sales up 3x 2011• 77 million total downloads
  17. 17. ComicsPlus for Libraries!iVerse media• Beta testing for libraries (Nov/Dec 12 beta)[10% of total American graphic novel market]• Subscription charge• Standard Pricing.$50 per GN checkout, $.10 comic• Select Premium titles$1 per GN, $.25 comic
  18. 18. Digital-First comicsSmallville Season 11Batman: Arkham CityBatman BeyondHe-Man and the Masters of the UniverseDark Horse digital – 1 million free comics 48 hoursFalling Skies, Dragon Age (digital-first)• Archie- pioneer of the digital format• first major publisher to day and date for titles and digitalexclusive content
  19. 19. IDW – Transformers digitalminiseriesMonkeyBrain- Bandette, EdisonRex, Aesop’s ArkOnly digital, creators printrightsSlave Labor Graphics-all new releases digital first
  20. 20. KickStarter- The #2Graphic Novel Publisher?• Crowdfunding has increased in popularity• In terms of revenue, not pieces published-has been #2 - #5 publisher
  21. 21. Motion ComicsLiquid ComicsMotion Comics through Yahoo! Screen• Partner w Yahoo to release DinosaursVs. Aliens written by Grant MorrisonMadefire- free app for dynamic motioncomics• Dave Gibbons, Mike Carey, Gary Erskine• *use same tools as creators to make owncomic
  22. 22. Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey BrownWhat if Darth Vaderwasn’t that deadbeatDad that no one in theentire universe wantedaround?What if he actually tookan interest in raising hiskid?
  23. 23. How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to KillYou by The OatmealI’m not really sure whycats do the things theydo but I’m sure that it issomething far morenefarious than we caneven imagine.The Oatmeal feels thisway too…
  24. 24. Great Showdowns by Scott COddly happy drawings ofsome of the most epicshowdown in cinematichistory
  25. 25. The Underwater Welder by Jeff LemireJack is used to thepressures of his jobBut he saw something onthe last dive…Will his need to find itagain cause him to losehis job, marriage and,ultimately, his life?
  26. 26. Goliath by Tom GauldGoliath reimagined as anunwitting and reluctantfighter.Although gigantic, Goliath is agentle soul who prefersadministrative duties in thePhilistine army.
  27. 27. The FinderbyCarla SpeedMcNeil
  28. 28. This volume ofspeculativefiction is animmediatelyengaging, wittyand beautifullydrawn work ofcomplexstorytelling.
  29. 29. Sailor TwainbyMark Siegel
  30. 30. “This Kickstarter supports the serial with a campaignto grow its online audience. Any money raised heregoes only to ads for driving traffic to the free serial. ”
  31. 31. Set in late 19th CenturyNew York, on theHudson River.A beautiful, and spookymystery.Addresses themes oflove, longing, fidelityand free thought.
  32. 32. Jerusalem byGuy Delisle
  33. 33. Questions?Comments?
  34. 34. CreditsEntertainment Weekly © Entertainment WeeklyThe Walking Dead © Robert Kirkman & Tony Moore. Published by Image ComicsTonyMooreIllustration.comA look around the digital first landscape August 14, 2012Kickstarter, July 10, 2012 Todd AllenDark Horse Digital digital July 10, 2012 Todd AllenAll book, DVD and magazine covers are copyright of the respective ownersand are used for demonstration and promotional purposes only.
  35. 35. Thanks!• Karla Ivarson (• David Lisa (• Laverne Mann (• Tyler Rousseau (