KCR! 12 – ALA Annual with Chris Giarrusso and Matt Phelan

September 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Kids' Comics Revolution!, News, Podcasts

Artist Alley! Storm in the Barn! G-Man! Secret Science Alliance! And More!
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Tabling at conventions is an integral part of how cartoonists promote their work.

But now that the American Library Association has opened up an artist alley for graphic novelists at their Annual Conference, we’ve got a brand new venue with an entirely different set of expectations. How do things change when selling your work to librarians instead of the general public?

We’re joined by cartoonists Chris Giarrusso and Matt Phelan, who help us bridge that gap and reveal how librarians are our best allies in connecting our books with the readers we’re looking for.

We’ve also got a book talk from teen contributors Shelby and Sara!

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Audio hosting and production provided by the Ann Arbor District Library.

This episode features songs by The Phenomonauts and Morrissey. Theme music by Harry and the Potters.

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KCR! 11 – Aaron Renier & KCR! Award Winners LIVE at ALA Annual

August 24, 2013 by  
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Kids Comics Awards, Unsinkable Walker Bean, ALA GN Stage & more!
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We’re on the red carpet getting ready for a special awards edition of the Kids’ Comics Revolution!

There are many awards for cartoonists and authors. The Harveys, The Eisners, The Ignatz, and even more in the world of children’s book publishing.

And while every one of these awards are terrific honors and vehicles to introduce audiences to worthy works, might not there be room for one more award to specifically honor the authors of kids’ comics?

We have a special panel discussion about the Kids’ Comics Revolution! Awards recorded live at the 2013 American Library Association Conference in Chicago, Illinois. We’re we are joined by Aaron Renier, author of The Unsinkable Walker Bean.

We’re also joined by librarians Laura Given and Jess Stork Glicoes, who pick up the banners and sound the charge for the Kids’ Comics Revolution!

Check out the KCR! Awards Ceremony held at Kids Read Comics 2013!

Photo of Jeff Kinney winner of Best Cartoonist and Best Comic/Novel Hybrid in the 2013 KCR Comics Awards!

Jeff Kinney with awards

Additional Photos & Complete List of Winners in the KCR! Kids Comics Awards.

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