ERIC Number: EJ705708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug-1
Drawing a Crowd: Graphic Novel Events Are Great Ways to Generate Excitement
School Library Journal, v50 n8 pS20 Aug 2004
As graphic novels grow in popularity, with teen readers, libraries are finding the world of comics, manga, and anime a fertile field for inspiring events, as well as a great way to promote libraries to teens in general. These events can range from simple--a reading/signing--to elaborate--workshops, or even a mini convention. All provide a unique chance for teens to meet with creators. Ironically, sometimes such events are not even necessary to promote the graphic novel collection, but simply add to the excitement over it. This article describes several of these events in detail.
Descriptors: Novels, Public Libraries, Cartoons, Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Authors, Workshops, Conferences
School Library Journal, 360 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010. Web site: http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A