I started an Anime Club at my branch, where they pay me to watch anime with some really cool kids once a month. I'm also on the Anime Review Committee, which allows me the opportunity to recommend and review new titles for MCPL. This is pretty much a dream come true, since I've been a big anime dork for years. Since I have a lot of people ask me, "What IS anime?", I thought I would put together a short tutorial.
Do you have a young child that loves comic books, but you've been having trouble finding good age-appropriate titles here at the library? Well, fear no more; MCPL has added a new Juvenile Graphic Novel section!
Hey kids! Do you like comics? If so, then join our resident comic nerd...I mean expert...Mike at 2:00 p.m. this Saturday, June 2 for Comic Books: Then or Now?. We'll talk about vitally important things like DC or Marvel, which superhero has the best movies, favorite writers and artists, and whatever else you want to talk about. It should be a pretty good time.
I'm a big fan of comic books from the 1930s to the 1970s, and have a huge interest in the creators and history of the various companies that put out these books back then. TwoMorrows Publishing specializes in books and magazines pertaining to comic book history.
Superhero comic books have been around since the 1930s, featuring Superman, Captain America, Batman, and much more. There is something about a good comic besides the artwork that seems to catch a reader’s eye. With the gentle brushwork or complex of shading, comic books are an art and a story. Comics are a great source of adventure, mystery, and even romance. Who can deny the thrilling action when Batman goes against the Joker or the complicated romance between Superman and Lois Lane?