In the Library with a Comic Book
Mini-Episode 11: Paul Pope at SDCC 2014

Mini-Episode 11: Paul Pope at SDCC 2014

April 3, 2016

In this mini-episode from San Diego Comic-Con, Jack and Amanda interview 2014 Eisner Award winner Paul Pope of Battling Boy and the upcoming The Rise of Aurora West.  

Mini-Episode 10: Cecil Castellucci at SDCC 2014

Mini-Episode 10: Cecil Castellucci at SDCC 2014

April 3, 2016

In this mini-episode from San Diego Comic-Con, Jack and Amanda interview Cecil Castellucci of Tin StarOdd Duck and The Year of the Beasts 

Mini-Episode 9: Gina Gagliano at SDCC 2014

Mini-Episode 9: Gina Gagliano at SDCC 2014

April 3, 2016

In this mini-episode from San Diego Comic-Con, Jack and Amanda interview Gina Gagliano of First Second Books and she discusses upcoming releases: Julia’s House for Lost Creatures by Ben Hatke, The Wrenchies by Farel Dalrymple, an anthology of trench poetry from WWI: Above the Dreamless Dead,  In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang and The Sculptor by Scott McCloud.    

Mini-Episode 8: Lucy Knisley at SDCC 2014

Mini-Episode 8: Lucy Knisley at SDCC 2014

April 3, 2016

In this mini-episode from San Diego Comic-Con, Jack interviews Lucy Knisley ofRelish, her San Diego Comic-Con debut An Age of License and it’s upcoming companion Displacement as well as upcoming titles Something New: Tales form a Clueless Bride and New Kid.

Mini Episode 7: Kazu Kibuishi at San Diego Comic-Con 2014

Mini Episode 7: Kazu Kibuishi at San Diego Comic-Con 2014

April 3, 2016

In this mini-episode from San Diego Comic-Con, Jack and Amanda interview Kazu Kibuishi of the Amulet series and Daisy Cutter

Episode 15: ALA with Gownley, Maihack & Butcher

Episode 15: ALA with Gownley, Maihack & Butcher

April 3, 2016

In Episode 15, Jack and Amanda cover comics at the American Library Association Annual Conference:

Interview with Jimmy Gownley of The Dumbest Idea Ever! and Amelia Rules!

Interview with Mike Maihack of Cleopatra in Space.

Interview with Chris Butcher of Udon Entertainment and Toronto Comic Arts Fest.

Jack, Amanda and our esteemed producer, Donna Mettier, will be at San Diego Comic-Con this week. We’ll have some limited conference swag, so if you see us at the con, be sure to stop us and say hi. 

Jack will be presenting Publishers Weekly: Creating Great Graphic Novel Events in Libraries on Sunday from 4:00-5:00 at Room 32AB.

AND we’ll be podcasting live, so stay tuned for lots of exciting coverage!

Episode 14: ALA with Gill & Hale

Episode 14: ALA with Gill & Hale

April 3, 2016

In Episode 14, Jack and Amanda cover comics at the American Library Association Annual Conference:

Interview with Joel Christian Gill of Strange Fruit, Volume 1: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History and Bass Reeves: Tales of the Talented Tenth, Volume 1. 

Interview with Nathan Hale of Nathan Hale’s Hazardous TalesCalamity Jack andRapunzel’s Revenge.

Episode 13: John Bultena and Comics in the Classroom

Episode 13: John Bultena and Comics in the Classroom

April 2, 2016

In Episode 13, Jack and Amanda interview John Bultena of UC Merced and his use of comics in the college classroom and also discuss the Big Wow Comicfest.

Recommended Reads

  • Starlight by Mark Millar
  • Young Avengers, Vol. 3: Mic-Drop at the Edge of Time and Space by Kieron Gillen
  • Southern Bastards by Jason Aaron
  • Scalped by Jason Aaron

Coverage of the Big Wow Comicfest; including our interview with Greg Rucka and Michael Lark of Lazarus.

Comics in the classroom:

  • BatwomanVol. 1: Hydrology by J. H. Williams III
  • Saga by Brian K. Vaughn
  • The Massive by Brian Wood
  • Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
  • March, Book One by Nate Powell
  • The Rock and The River by Kekla Magoon
  • The Silence of Our Friends by Nate Powell

And look for Jack and Amanda at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas and stay tuned for conference coverage.

Episode 12: Big Wow Comicfest

Episode 12: Big Wow Comicfest

April 2, 2016

In Episode 12, Jack and Amanda cover the Big Wow Comicsfest in San Jose, CA on Sunday, May, 18, 2014:

Interview with Greg Rucka and Michael Lark of Lazarus

Interview with Andrew C. Robinson of The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story

Episode 11: Listener Mail Bag

Episode 11: Listener Mail Bag

April 2, 2016

In episode 11, Jack and Amanda answer listener questions:

Recommended Reads:

  • Bad Houses by Sara Ryan
  • She-Hulk by  Charles Soule

Listener Question #1 from Courtney Saldana of Ontario Public Library: What are the best horror comics for teens ages 13-18?:

  • The Lost Boy by Greg Ruth 
  • Locke & Key by Joe Hill
  • Ape Sapian, Vol. 2: The Devil Does Not Jest and Other Stories by Mike Mignola
  • Hellboy by Mike Mignolla
  • Hoax Hunters, Vol. 3: The Book of Mothman by Michael Moreci
  • Justice League Dark by Peter Milligan
  • Batman by Scott Synder
  • Severed by Scott Synder
  • The Wake by Scott Synder

Listener Question #2: What graphic novel recommendations do you have for a 12-year-old boy from Genesis Hansen of Mission Viejo Library?:

Battling Boy by Paul Pope

Monster on the Hill by Rob Harrell

Rust series by Royden Lepp

Adventure Time series by Ryan North 

March: Book One by Congressman John Lewis

Cardboard by Doug TenNapel

Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown

The Lost Boy by Greg Ruth

Question #3: Bitch Magazine’s Three New Comics Starring Great Female Characters… are these any good from Lauren?:

Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Wiebe

Rocket Girl by Brandon Montclare

Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue DeConnick

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