Items tagged "comics"

Comics at LBPH

Comic books and graphic novels are often not the first thing many people think of when they think of the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.  However, there are some graphic novels that have been recorded in audio book form, and there are also novelizations of comic books. In addition, comic books and graphic […]

Accidental Discovery: Lynda Barry

Every library lover has at least one story about a magical moment of serendipity when they stumbled across a book or author, previously unknown to them, who turns out to be a new favorite. We all know that libraries are are great for that type of exploring — you can check out a fat stack of titles and revel in anticipation about what you might find. That’s how I came across Lynda Barry, a prolific comic author and artist who was undiscovered by me until I saw a recommendation for her book, One Hundred Demons, on the library’s website last year.

Gene Luen Yang Challenges Us to Read Without Walls

I recently had the great pleasure of meeting award-winning author Gene Luen Yang during his Words and Pictures visit hosted by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures. In addition to chatting with him in the green room about favorite manga, the joys of mentoring teens and how the heck metal fuses with glass (I had just come back from a road trip to the Corning Museum of Glass!), I was also able to ask him four library-related questions as well as introduce him to the stage!

Exploring Wakanda

Captain American: Civil War was my formal introduction to T’Challa and his role as king of the African nation Wakanda, along with his role as the Black Panther. I certainly knew of the character but my knowledge of his backstory was slim. Chadwick Boseman’s portrayal was intriguing (as were the awesome ladies serving as his guards) and I wanted to know more. Luckily, Marvel was smart enough to figure that there would be plenty of curious readers like me. They were also smart enough to hire some amazing writers, like Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay, and Yona Harvey, for a new run in the series.

Keep the Faith

I’ve read my fair share of comics and watched enough superhero movies and have never seen anyone is the same size as me. Those days are over. While looking for new releases on Goodreads and Amazon, I came across Faith. It was so wonderful to see a woman superhero who doesn’t look like a Playboy bunny. Faith Herbert is relatable in a lot of ways.