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Archives - November 2010

Celebrated comics artist and creator Lynda Barry will be on NPR's Talk of the Nation today to discuss her works like Picture This and What It Is. With the explosion of graphic memoirs that have come out recently, particularly in the wake of her how-to books, it's sure to be an interesting conversation.
Through the years, I've been a member of several reading groups. Unfortunately, they've rarely involved graphic novels (and when they did, it was at my suggestion). This is why I've always loved events like comics conventions: By and large, the vast majority of my friends and family do not read comics, so conventions were always a chance to meet with like-minded people.
USA Today features a fun and interesting review of a new (and, for better or worse, very timely) new graphic novel: The Adventures of Unemployed Man by Erich Origen and Gan Golan. The $14.99 book is from Little, Brown. (The names of the villains made me laugh: The Man, The Human Resource, and the killers Nickel & Dime.) It's unfortunate that the book fits in with society's ills right now...but maybe it's better to laugh.
November 1, 2010

Zombies Are Invading

The Walking Dead is coming to TV this Sunday (Halloween), and walking dead zombies are invading 26 cities around the globe tomorrow. So get ready! The undead will be wreaking havoc everywhere from New York to Athens to Rome. That's a lot of zombies and a lot of carnage. Read on for more details, including the press release.
Conor McCreery is the cocreator of Kill Shakespeare, a 12-issue series published by IDW that has been nominated for YALSA’s 2010–2011 list of Great Graphic Novels for Kids. You can learn more by visiting