TheBlackKnight

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    February 25, 2011 4:13 pm I actually worked in a (very small) library until recently, and managed to convince the Librarian that we really should be stocking some comics! As far as I can tell there weren't a lot of existing comic readers using the library, so I generally chose books with 'cross-over' appeal, and avoided anything from long running/continuing series. I believe the section is doing well and has continued to grow since I left. Anyway, to give you an idea of what we ordered: 

    Alice in Sunderland - Bryan Talbot 
    Persepolis - Marjane Satrapis
    Palestine & Footnotes in Gaza - Joe Sacco
    A Contract With God trilogy - Will Eisner
    Parker: The Hunter - Darwyn Cooke
    Tamara Drewe & Gemma Bovary - Posy Simmons 
    Asterios Polyp - David Mazzucchelli 
    Its a good life, if you don't weaken - Seth
    Maus - Art Spielgelman 
    Logicomix - Apostolos Doxiadis et al.
    + quite a bit of Alan Moore!

    As a poverty-stricken comics fan, my local library and ifanboy are pretty much the only way I can sustain my habit at the moment-woo libraries!
    October 8, 2010 5:43 pm

    Someone should give Kevin Mellon more work-Thirteen Steps was good looking. I also like the fact that he sounds just like Philip Seymour Hoffman on the crankcast! 

    Silver Sable also just got a lot more interesting to me. 

    Skottie Young ftw though. 

    August 26, 2010 1:39 pm Whilst my girlfriend is almost impossible to second guess, I know for a fact she will never read straight up superhero comics (in spite of eating up The Dark Knight and the Spider-man movies!). Fortunately there's now enough different stuff out there that there's something for everyone-as she's a big fan of fey indie pop I felt fairly safe handing her Phonogram: The Singles Club for example. She also liked Fun Home, Persepolis and Alice in Suderland (she's from Sunderland!). I know she'd love recent ASM too if she'd try it but alas it is not to be.
    August 13, 2010 11:43 am For anyone who hasn't listened to Word Balloon this week - it seems Manapul's illustrating an 8-page Spirit story for something or other. More of the above please! Also that Groot is most excellent.
    July 29, 2010 4:45 am

    Actually looks surprisingly brilliant! Thank fuck no one asked Hopkins to do an accent:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jW61Qiko4sg

    May 6, 2010 3:16 am This seems interesting, sounds a lot like Look-In which I grew up on, but naughty! Wonder if Millar's been reading the same 80s issues of Avengers as me recently-didn't I hear about some kind've writing guideline that meant those letters should never appear together? Anyway, yes, Hawkeye's the bad C word.