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Comics Are Great! 31 – Know Your Selector

October 20, 2011 by  
Filed under CAG Podcast, Podcasts

If you believe, as I do, that libraries are the new front lines in broadening the audience for comics, then this episode is for you.

This week I talk with Sharon Iverson, Teen Librarian at the Ann Arbor District Library, about a variety of hot topics surrounding comics in libraries, including:

Getting your self-published comics into library collections. Who do you approach to see your comic in the stacks? Is it even a good idea to have your comic carried in a public or school library?

Partnering with your local library to create comics events. Sharon and I share our experiences over the last five years, growing a string of one-off events for 12 kids into some institutionalized multi-session classes and ongoing monthly comics gatherings.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Sharon also brings some terrific book recommendations for this episode:

Here’s the video from this episode’s live stream (audio player at the bottom of this post):

Tune in next Wednesday live at 12:30 pm Eastern Time on Comicsaregreat.tv!

Audio hosting provided by Ka-Blam Digital Printing. This episode was recorded live at the Ann Arbor District Library.

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5 Responses to “Comics Are Great! 31 – Know Your Selector”
  1. Dave Roman says:

    City of Spies is my favorite graphic novel I’ve read so far this year!

  2. escott says:

    Hi, Jerzy. Who did that transformers poster behind you in the video. I love that! I’m an 80s cartoon kid too and love those old shows.

  3. escott says:

    Wonderful interview. Just finished listening. There’s so much going on at the library, especially for comics! BTW: You’re a great speaker! Love the show.