Comics Are Great! 31 – Know Your Selector
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:
- Dave Roman
- John Green
- Jim Ottaviani
- Nick Abadzis
- Audra Furuichi
- Kids Read Comics
- The Ann Arbor Art Center
Sharon also brings some terrific book recommendations for this episode:
- Feynman, by Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick
- Teen Boat!
- Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography
- City of Spies
Here’s the video from this episode’s live stream (audio player at the bottom of this post):
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