A bit late getting this one out… Hope you’ll find something of interest here:
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!
Tim Ginger (2015) Julian Hanshaw (Top Shelf Publications)
Trade paperback, 150 pages
From the moment I saw it solicited in Previews months ago, I knew I wanted to read Tim Ginger. I wasn’t familiar with the title or the creator Julian Hanshaw, but something about the cover connected with me. Maybe it was the guy with the eye patch, floating over the desert landscape. Maybe it was the rotary telephone resting on a tall table, its shadow casting on a blue trailer home that looked like it had been parked there since the Great War. Whatever it was that made me pick it up, it was one of my best reading decisions of the year.
Part II of the July graphic novels brought several surprises, a few of them highly recommended. Let’s get started…