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Scott McCloud Lecture

MSU's Institute of Humanities hosted author and theorist Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics, Making Comics, Reinventing Comics, The Sculptor) on March 31st, 2015 as part of their Distinguished Scholar Series.

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Graphic Novel Reporter - Reviews

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About This Guide

This guide serves as a resource for educators who use graphic novels in their classrooms, include them in their lesson plans and assignments, or simply want to learn more about this format. The guide includes sources for graphic novel reviews, lists of award-winning graphic novels, and resources about using graphic novels in curriculum and instruction.


Featured Book - July

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Fairy Tale Comics - Chris Duffy (Editor); Gilbert Hernandez (Illustrator); David Mazzucchellil (Illustrator)
Call Number: MSU-Mitchell Memorial Library, PZ7.7 .F345 2013, Juvenile Collection
ISBN: 9781596438231
Publication Date: 2013-09-24
"From favorites like "Puss in Boots" and "Goldilocks" to obscure gems like "The Boy Who Drew Cats," Fairy Tale Comics has something to offer every reader. Seventeen fairy tales are wonderfully adapted and illustrated in comics format by seventeen different cartoonists, including Raina Telgemeier, Brett Helquist, Cherise Harper, and more.
Edited by Nursery Rhyme Comics ' Chris Duffy, this jacketed hardcover is a beautiful gift and an instant classic.
A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice

2016 Eisner Award Winners in Publisher's Weekly

John Lewis’ ‘March’, Peter Kuper’s ‘Ruins’ Win Eisner Awards

In one of the liveliest Eisner ceremonies in recent years, Peter Kuper’s Ruins (SelfMadeHero), a graphic novel about love and social ferment set in Oaxaca, Mexico, won the Eisner award for Best New Graphic Novel. Civil Rights legend John Lewis’ memoir March Book Two (Top Shelf) won for nonfiction, and, to the delight of the audience, acclaimed cartoonists Lynda Barry and Matt Groening were voted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame. The awards ceremony was held on Friday night in conjunction with Comic-Con San Diego.

Besides the emotion and sheer excitement of Rep. John Lewis winning an Eisner (Lewis bounded from his seat and ran to the stage at the announcement), the Congressman and his co-creators Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell were also surprise presenters and received a standing ovation at last night’s ceremonies. Former college classmates and old friends, Lynda Barry and Matt Groenig also received some of the bigger ovations of the evening. Barry was grateful and emotional when she was inducted into the hall of fame; and the audience roared again when Groening followed her to the stage after his induction was announced, and when he said that Barry was his biggest influence.

Read the entire Publisher's Weekly article and list of winners here


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