Monday, October 13, 2014

Alternative Press Expo and Faith Erin Hicks Interview

In Episode 20, Jack and Amanda attend the Alternative Press Expo (APE) where Jack interviews Eisner-Award winning comic book author Faith Erin Hicks of The Adventures of Superhero GirlThe Last of Us, the upcoming series The Nameless City and an untitled collaboration with Rainbow Rowell.
AND, Jack and Amanda will be running a In the Library with a Comic Book panel at the California Library Association Annual Conference on Sunday, November 9 at the Oakland Convention Center with Gene Luen Yang of The Shadow Hero,  Mariko Tamaki of This One Summer and Nick Dragotta of HowToons and we want to hear from YOU. So send us your questions to or via Twitter using the hashtags #CLABeTheChange #comics.
The In the Library with a Comic Book podcast is produced by Donna Mettier of the Marin County Free Library.

Monday, August 18, 2014

San Diego Comic-Con Wrap-Up: Spotlight on Scholastic Graphix

In Episode 17, Jack and Amanda cover comics at San Diego Comic-Con; with a focus on Scholastic’s Graphix imprint and two of their authors:
Interview with Kazu Kibuishi of the Amulet series.
Interview with Raina Telgemeier of SmileDrama and Sisters

Monday, August 11, 2014

San Diego Comic-Con Wrap-Up: Spotlight on First Second Books

In Episode 16, Jack and Amanda cover comics at San Diego Comic-Con; particularly one of our favorite publisher’s: First Second Books and two of their authors:
Interview with Gina Gagliano of First Second Books.
Interview with Paul Pope of Battling Boy and The Rise of Aurora West.
Interview with Cecil Castellucci of Odd Duck.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Interviews with Jimmy Gownley, Mike Maihack and Chris Butcher

Interview with Jimmy Gownley of The Dumbest Idea Ever! and Amelia Rules!
Interview with Mike Maihack of Cleopatra in Space.
Interview with Chris Butcher of Udon Entertainment and Toronto Comic Arts Fest.
Check out our additional ALA coverage with Episode 14: Interviews with Gill & Hale, plus our ALA wrap-up
Jack, Amanda and our esteemed producer, Donna Mettier, will be at San Diego Comic-Con this week. We’ll have some limited conference swag, so if you see us at the con, be sure to stop us and say hi. 
Jack will be presenting Publishers Weekly: Creating Great Graphic Novel Events in Libraries on Sunday from 4:00-5:00 at Room 32AB.
AND we’ll be podcasting live, so stay tuned for lots of exciting coverage!

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    In Episode 13, Jack and Amanda interview John Bultena of UC Merced and his use of comics in the college classroom and also discuss the Big Wow Comicfest.

    Recommended Reads
    • Starlight by Mark Millar
    • Young Avengers, Vol. 3: Mic-Drop at the Edge of Time and Space  by Kieron Gillen
    • Southern Bastards by Jason Aaron
    • Scalped by Jason Aaron
    Coverage of the Big Wow Comicfest; including our interview with Greg Rucka and Michael Lark of Lazarus.

    Comics in the classroom: