Episode 22: Now Double Shipping!

Osaka’s Nakanoshima Library, lit up during a musical event as part of the city’s Festival of Lights

It’s our end of 2016 episode! We hope all your various holidays were delightful. Thomas tells us all about his trip to Japan and of course, he visited some libraries while he was there! So many interesting cultural differences! We reveal our NEW FORMAT for 2017, we’re going biweekly! So many new things happen in the world of comics, we want to keep the hot takes piping fresh. Let us know what you think! We also talk about some upsetting things a comics creator was arrested for recently and the effects of separating the art from the artist. And of course, we give you THE PICKS! Enjoy!

Don’t let Gundam happen to you

Overdrive expands GN selection

DC Rebirth titles available via Hoopla

Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants For Libraries
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Kristin’s Picks

Love Is Love 9781631409394 (related: now in its third printing!)

Slam! 9781684150045

Backstagers 9781608869930

 

Thomas’s Picks

Case Closed 9781591163275

Orange 9781626923027

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin 9781935654872

 

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