Luke Healy’s ′14 Americana Guardian’s Book of Year
Americana by Luke Healy ′14 is in The Guardian’s list of Best Comics of 2019. The list includes comic greats like Chris Ware’s Rusty Brown (Pantheon), an epic tale about a single day at a Nebraska school in the mid-1970s; and Jaime Hernandez’s Is This How You See Me? (Fantagraphics), focusing on how the time has molded Maggie and Hopey into complex, middle-aged women from young LA punks.
The Center for Cartoon Studies instructor Jason Lutes (Berlin) was part of a panel discussing the state of comics at the American Library Association (ALA) conference in June. Along with Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets) and Raina Telgemeier (The Baby-Sitters Club), the panel was moderated by Amie Wright. They discussed their relationships to their characters, the rise of graphic memoir and biography, using comics to promote literacy, and shelving graphic novels separately or with the rest of the collection. Though there was disagreement among the panel, Jason sees shelving graphic novels in the general collection as a step in the right direction.
The ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition is from June 20 to 25 and includes a wide variety of programming, including discussion panels, awards, and author events. Jason’s event is Sunday, June 23, from 1pm–2:30pm.
Jaime Hernandez, of Love and Rockets fame, spoke at The Center for Cartoon Studies about comics. How he got into them. How he started making them. What he does now. That is a lot to cover because he has been working on Love and Rockets for 35 years.
CCS Alumnus and Eisner-Award-Winner Joseph Lambert in Fairy Tale Comics
The Center for Cartoon Studies alumnus and Eisner-award-winning graphic novelist Joseph Lambert was recently invited by editor Chris Duffy to participate in Fairy Tale Comics, Duffy’s second children’s comics anthology for First Second.
The anthology also features stories by Emily Carroll, Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, Raina Talgemeier, Jillian Tamaki, and Craig Thompson, among others. Read more about Fairy Tale Comucs project and interview with Joseph Lambert on The Schulz Library blog: schulzlibrary.org