Comics Conference for Librarians, Educators, and Cartoonists June 21, 2013!

May 13, 2013 by  
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Comics Conference for Librarians, Educators, and Cartoonists June 21, 2013! Come warm yourself up for the fun events at the Kids Read Comics Celebration by participating in some panels and hands-on workshops. Librarians will get resources on how to build and maintain their collections; Educators will learn how to incorporate comics into their curriculum; […]

The Official Kids Read Comics 2013 Poster by Ben Hatke!

May 7, 2013 by  
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We're only a little over a month away from the Kids Read Comics Celebration (, a free event held at the Ann Arbor District Library where you can meet a ton of great cartoonists who lead free hands-on comics workshops! You can download the new poster and share it on your website, in your library, […]

KCR! 06 – School and Library Visits with Jarrett Krosoczka

November 30, 2012 by  
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Fullmetal Alchemist, Giants Beware!, Lunch Lady Comics, and more! We’ve talked about the importance of book launch parties in the past, but what about taking your show on the road? But how do you break into doing school and library visits? And how do you condense a lifetime of skill-building into an hour of presentation […]

Comics Are Great! 60 – Getting Your Comics into Libraries with Erin Helmrich

August 10, 2012 by  
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Topics: Find new audiences through libraries, publishing, and self-promotion Many of us agree that web publishing is a terrific way to build an audience for your comic, graphic novel, or comic strip. It’s an easy, low-risk way for audiences to try before they buy. And the same is true for getting your books into libraries! […]

KCR! 04 – The Best Kids’ Comics with Scott Robins

Reed Gunther, Binky the Space Cat, Naruto, Eisner winners & more! Discovering what comics are right for you or your kids can be a lot more difficult than it might seem. Do you judge by the art? The writing? Can these two even be evaluated separately? And what about cartoony art coupled with mature themes? We’re joined […]

Graphicon at ALA Annual!

June 13, 2012 by  
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June 22-24 I’ll be exhibiting in the Artist Alley at this year’s American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, California! You’ll be able to find me at booth 575 in the Graphic Novel/Gaming Pavilion, surrounded by incredible artists like: Chris Giarrusso Matt Dembicki Faith Erin Hicks Raina Telgemeier & Dave Roman Chris Schweizer Gene Luen […]

Comics Are Great! 31 – Know Your Selector

October 20, 2011 by  
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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 […]