Although it’s been mostly movies around here lately, I have been reading some pretty interesting graphic novels:
Although it may seem like it, I haven’t forgotten my comics and graphic novels in 2016, I’ve just forgotten to post them. Today I thought I’d get started on posting the books I’ve read since the New Year started… nearly two-and-a-half months ago!
A bit late getting this one out… Hope you’ll find something of interest here:
It’s always difficult keeping up with new titles while trying to catch up on comics you’ve missed from previous years. Huge gaps remain in my comics reading, some of which I attempted to correct this year. Plus, there are always a few books from recent years that demand your attention. So here are the books I enjoyed that were not published in 2015:
Just last week, Gwen and I discussed our picks for the Best Comics of 2015 for Young Readers over at The Comics Alternative. In the interests of time, we picked only a few titles each, but I think it’s safe to say we both could’ve included many, many more books. So here are my Top 15 Comics for Young Readers published in 2015 (in no particular order) and just for fun, a few published before 2015. Enjoy! (* = titles mentioned on the podcast)
Update: suggested ages at the end of each entry are just that: suggestions. Please check out reviews and if possible, see sample pages on Amazon or from the publishers’ websites.
In the past few years, I’ve fallen in love with reissues of newspaper strips, a comic format I’d never really cared for when I was younger. Maybe it’s nostalgic, or maybe it’s just delayed recognition of the talent and dedication the format requires. I read several comics strip reprints this year (and bought more that I still haven’t read), most of which you’ll see below.
I hope you’ll find something of interest in the list below. Happy reading!
I’m pleased – overjoyed – ECSTATIC – to announce that the Anne Arundel County Public Library system (where I work) is the recipient of the 2015 Small Press Expo Graphic Novel Gift Program. AACPL will receive a gift of graphic novels worth $6,000. Our collection is honored to receive this wonderful gift and I can assure the givers that these books will be read and treasured by many. As an AACPL librarian and lover of comics, I am super excited about this news!