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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 - October

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The Sculptor - Scott Mccloud
Call Number: MSU-Mitchell Memorial Library, PN6727.M33 S38 2015, Juvenile Collection
ISBN: 9781596435735
Publication Date: 2015-02-03
"David Smith is giving his life for his art--literally. Thanks to a deal with Death, the young sculptor gets his childhood wish: to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. But now that he only has 200 days to live, deciding what to create is harder than he thought, and discovering the love of his life at the 11th hour isn't making it any easier!

This is a story of desire taken to the edge of reason and beyond; of the frantic, clumsy dance steps of young love; and a gorgeous, street-level portrait of the world's greatest city. It's about the small, warm, human moments of everyday life...and the great surging forces that lie just under the surface. Scott McCloud wrote the book on how comics work; now he vaults into great fiction with a breathtaking, funny, and unforgettable new work."

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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