Comics Are Great! 08 – Readers’ Advisory
If we agree to the conceit that most of us want more people to read comics, the next question is: How do we recommend works to people who don’t normally read comics? Do we base our recommendations on the genres that the person is interested in, do we try to get them to read something we are personally excited about reading, or do we feel a responsibility to educate and improve the tastes of others? It’s a tricky subject, and I’m glad to have yet another great roundtable to help me try to pin the subject down for a while.
Some of the various websites and webcomics we mentioned this episode:
- The Webcomic Friday Recommendation movement on Twitter
- The 12 Days of Comics series of recommendations on Elephant Eater
- Raina Telgemeier
- Aga Saga literature
- Goodreads, a social network for book lovers
- Mike deGury’s TED talk about Octopi
And as you might expect, we talk about a ton of books this time, including these!