Episode 24: Favorite Kids Comics of 2014

April 3, 2016

Recommended Reads:

  • Batgirl by Cameron Stewart
  • Multiversity by Grant Morrison

Favorite Kids Comics of 2014 discussion:

  • Sisters by Raina Tegelemier
  • Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust by Loic Dauviller
  • Comics Squad: Recess by Jenniifer L. Holm 
  • The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth by Ian Lendler
  • The Return of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
  • Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Treaties, Trenches, Mud and Blood by Nathan Hale
  • El Deafo by CeCe Bell
  • Howtoons: Tools of Mass Construction by Nick Dragotta
  • Amulet #6: Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi
  • Cleopatra in Space: Target Practice by Mike Maihack

Episode 23: Favorite Adult Comics of 2014

April 3, 2016

In Episode 23, Jack and Amanda discuss their favorite adult comics of 2014. 

Recommend Reads:

  • Tomboy by Liz Prince
  • El Deafo by CeCe Bell

Favorite Adult Comics of 2014 discussion:

  • Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction
  • Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Wiebe
  • Velvet by Ed Brubaker
  • Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant by Roz Chast
  • The Fuse by Antony Johnston
  • Over Easy by Mimi Pond
  • She-Hulk by Charles Soule

Episode 22: Favorite Teen Comics of 2014

April 3, 2016

In this episode, Jack and Amanda talk about their favorite teen comics of 2014.

Recommended Reads:

  • Alex + Ada by Jonathan Luna
  • Multiversity by Grant Morrison

Favorite Teen Comics, 2014: 

  • In Real Life by Cory Doctorow
  • Afterlife with Archie by Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa
  • Captain Marvel: Higher, Further, Faster, More by Kelly Sue DeConnick
  • Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson
  • The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang
  • Through the Woods by Emily Carrol

Episode 21: CLA Panel 2104 with Gene Yang, Mariko Tamaki & Nick Dragotta

April 3, 2016

Jack and Amanda hosted an amazing panel at the California Library Association Annual Conference on Sunday, November 9, 2014 and recorded it for your listening pleasure  

We were thrilled to host three incredible graphic novel creators: 

  • Gene Luen Yang, author and illustrator of Boxers & SaintsAmerican Born Chinese and The Shadow Hero
  • Nick Dragotta, illustrator of HowToonsEast of West and Fantastic Four
  • Mariko Tamaki, author of This One Summer and Skim

Take a listen…

Episode 20: Alternative Press Expo 2014 and Faith Erin Hicks

April 3, 2016

In Episode 20, Jack and Amanda attend the Alternative Press Expo (APE) where Jack interviews Eisner-Award winning comic book author Faith Erin Hicks of The Adventures of Superhero GirlThe Last of Us, the upcoming series The Nameless Cityand an untitled collaboration with Rainbow Rowell.

AND, Jack and Amanda will be running a In the Library with a Comic Book panel at the California Library Association Annual Conference on Sunday, November 9 at the Oakland Convention Center with Gene Luen Yang of The Shadow Hero,  Mariko Tamaki of This One Summer and Nick Dragotta of HowToons and we want to hear from YOU. So send us your questions to inthelibrarywithacomicbook@gmail.com or via Twitter using the hashtags #CLABeTheChange #comics.

Episode 18: SDCC 2014 Wrap-Up 3: Overview plus Lucy Knisley

April 3, 2016

In Episode 18, Jack and Amanda complete their San Diego Comic-Con coverage with an overview of the con plus:

Interview with Lucy Knisley of Relish, Age of License, Displacement, New Kid and Something New.  

Plus: We both contributed to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s latest publication:Working with Libraries: A Handbook for Comics Creators.

Episode 17: SDCC 2014 Wrap-Up 2: Scholastic Graphix

April 3, 2016

In Episode 17, Jack and Amanda cover comics at San Diego Comic-Con; with a focus on Scholastic’s Graphix imprint and two of their authors:

Interview with Kazu Kibuishi of the Amulet series.

Interview with Raina Telgemeier of SmileDrama and Sisters

Episode 16: SDCC 2014 Wrap-Up 1: First Second Books

April 3, 2016

In Episode 16, Jack and Amanda cover comics at San Diego Comic-Con; particularly one of our favorite publisher’s: First Second Books and two of their authors:

Interview with Gina Gagliano of First Second Books.

Interview with Paul Pope of Battling Boy and The Rise of Aurora West.

Interview with Cecil Castellucci of Odd Duck.

Mini-Episode 12: Raina Telgemeier at SDCC 2014

April 3, 2016

In this mini-episode from San Diego Comic-Con, Jack and Amanda interview Raina Telgemeier of Smile, Drama and soon, Sisters.