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Graphic Novel collections An American literary art form. Laverne Mann Piscataway Public Library @ redheadfangirl. A format not a genre!. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>GRAPHIC NOVEL COLLECTIONSAN AMERICAN LITERARY ART FORM</p></li><li><p>A FORMAT NOT A GENRE!</p></li><li><p>UNSHELVED..STILL WORK TO DO PROMOTING COMICS </p></li><li><p>Reality of graphic novels; breaking some mythsThe average age for a graphic novel reader is 30In other countries, graphic literature is widely accepted for all agesMany graphic novels require the readers ability to take both written and drawn cues in order to fully comprehend the writers/artists meaning, thus requiring a higher reading level</p><p>Pawuk, Mike. Graphic Novels: A Genre Guide to Comic Books, Manga andMore. Greenwood Publishing, Conn. 2007</p></li><li><p>FLOPPY, TRADE, GNComic book (Pamphlet, Floppies) -can be on own or part of series, titleTrades or Trade paperbacks -multiple issues of a series (Fables, vol 1)Graphic Novel (Blankets, Persepolis, Fun Home) -published in this format first, not serializedManga (Naruto, Bleach)</p><p>A graphic novel a long comic that you would need a bookmark for Art Spiegelmann on Maus</p></li><li><p>Criteria for selectionLanguageImagery Violence, SexContent politics, drug use.Theme real worldSynthesis of drawn and written cuesADULT YOUNG ADULT/TEEN JUVENILE</p></li><li><p>THE PUBLISHING DIRT..Graphic Novel Sales grew first half of 2011First time in several yearsICv2 says sales 7% bookstore (w/Amazon)Decline 6% comic book storesScott Pilgrim, Walking Dead from cult hits to mainstream Kids and Tweens GNs increase in number of titlesManga declined 15% in 2010</p><p>ICv2.com insiders guide</p></li><li><p>The iPad was introduced in 2010. It became obvious immediately that comics would translate well on this device. </p></li><li><p>COMIXOLOGYIn 2011, digital comics have really taken hold as a choice for consumers.</p></li><li><p>Day and date digital comics</p></li><li><p>DC Comics, Image, MarvelMarvel has own iPad app, uses Comixology interfaceDark Horse own apps</p></li><li><p>Comics and libraries</p><p>Print Comics?How to get digital comics from libraries?Mobile devices and comics</p></li><li><p>The library profession is trying to adapt, but some factions are not trying hard enough to make inroads to serving the digital natives. The comics industry is headed in the right direction with the variety of digital services that exist now, but an inevitable confrontation will take place eventually that will mean the life or death of the printed comic book. </p><p>Will this be the final collapse of the print comics industry? Simply put: Were predicting that print comics as we know them cannot profitably exist in a generation that does not prefer them. And this makes digital comics that much more important, because that medium will keep this native American literary form alive for future generations.</p></li><li><p>Long Branch Public LibraryGraphic Novel collections in NJ libraries (comicsnj.pbworks.comEwing Public Library</p></li><li><p>GN FOR KIDSBiggest change in library collections for graphic novels boost in juvenile titles</p></li><li><p>Tween/TeenMANGA SALES DROPDeclined from $210 million peak 2007 to $120 millionEconomic downturn affected purchasing power of mangas younger audience more than older comic/GN crowdLess manga related Anime series on Cartoon NetworkDoing well: Vampire Knight, Black Bird, Naruto, Bleach, Blue Exorcist</p></li><li><p>COMIC BOOKS AND READINGAssist Poor ReadersConnect with visual learnersStrong language arts skillsUnmotivated and dormant readersEducational messagesExplore other literatureEngage Adult Readers</p><p>Ublib.buffalo.edu/lml/comics/pages/readling.html</p></li><li><p>SELECTION GUIDELINESPopularityTie-ins to TV shows, movies, games, toysAge level, target audienceGenre Superhero, fantasy most prevalent [sci fi, humor, graphic nonfiction]Writing quality and artistic qualityArtistic style- manga, cartoon artWriters and artists with strong fan following (Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Brian Michael Bendis)Ublib.buffalo.edu/lml/comics/pages/selection.html</p></li><li><p>AWARD WINNING GRAPHIC NOVELSEisner Finest stories, publications and creators in the medium. Will Eisner, creator of GN format.Harvey Voted on only by industry professionals. Named after Harvey Kurtzman, co founder of MAD magazine.Kirby</p><p>President Obama is a Spider-Man and Conan comics fan!</p></li><li><p>REVIEW AND GRAPHIC NOVEL SOURCES: Nytimes.com/best-sellers-books [Graphic Books] Library Journal School Library Journal Booklist Voices of Young Adults (VOYA) Baker and Taylor (btol.com) Comic Store News (CSN) Teenreads.com (manga) icv2.com diamondbookshelf.com comics2film.com comicworthreading.com comicbookresources.com dccomics.com marvel.com darkhorse.com zenescope.com</p></li><li><p>For more information about graphic novel collection development in librariesComicsnj.pbworks.comPresenter MaterialsCore Collection ListsUpdatesLinks to comics &amp; graphic novel news sources</p></li><li><p>http://www.diamondbookshelf.comBestsellers New releasesReviews Lesson plans Library articles </p></li><li><p>HOT PROPS 2011The Walking DeadChewSmile YABatman, Green Lantern, Avengers, ThorKids: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Smurfs, SimpsonsShonen: Black Butler, Naruto Shojo: Black Bird, Vampire Knight</p></li><li><p>PROGRAMMINGStar Wars 501stComic artist visits/ workshopsAnime clubsMini comiconsBook discussion groups- all agesComics to Film viewings --</p></li><li><p>GRAPHIC NOVELS TO FILMRoad to Perdition (Max Collins)A History of Violence (Vince Locke)Watchmen, V for Vendetta (Alan Moore)Sin City, 300 (Frank Miller)Ghost WorldWantedSuperheroes: X-men, Spider-Man, Superman, Daredevil, Iron Man.Coming The Avengers, Spider-Man reboot, Superman reboot</p></li><li><p>COMIC ARTIST VISITS, MARIO KART TOURNAMENTS</p></li><li><p>THANK YOU!Twitter: @RedheadFangirl Laverne Mann lmann@piscatawaylibrary.org Become an NJLA Member! Digital Comics and Libraries: David Lisa, Michael MazikienComicsnj.pbworks.com slides: Sophie Brookover, David InabittDiamond Comic DistributorsZenescope comics</p></li><li><p>CREDITS, BIBLIOGRAPHY DC Comics Marvel Comics Image Comics Dark Horse Comics Zenescope Comics Archaia Comics TokyoPop IDW Comics Pantheon Comics Toon Books Abrams Graphic Novel Sales grew in the first half of 2011 icv2.comThe 13 Cant-Miss Graphic Books of 2011 (so far) August 2011- Kirkusreviews.comIDW has over 1 million apps in circulation comicsbeat.com/2011/04/08Kids comic publishers: movers and shakers www.earlyword.com/2010/10/12 Using graphic novels in book clubs, Jesse Karp Booklist March 15, 2011 p 36Pawuk, Mike. Graphic Novels: A Genre Guide to Comic Books, Manga and More. Greenwood Publishing, Conn. 2007</p><p>http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,542579,00.html#ixzz1eqrV0ns4 </p><p>Laverne Mann, Branch Manager and Outreach Librarian at Piscataway Public Library.Also @redheadfangirl on twitter.Thank you to Rutgers SCILS, especially Nicole Cooke for asking me to speak on this panel. </p><p>*Bookstores and libraries tend to group graphic novels in one place, but some feel that GNs like Spiegelmanns Maus should be with Eli Weisel instead of next to X-menSome research -"demographics for 'Maus' overlap with the ones for Spider-Man," so that it is theoretically easier to lure the reader of one to the other than it is to lure a reader of Elie Wiesel to "Maus. *The goal is to use comics to promote a love of reading and help in teaching. The Legitimization of comics as a form of literature. Sequential art.</p><p>Mysteries, serials, even Charles Dickens once derided as not real literature</p><p>*Peppered with photos from comicons</p><p>Some elevated GNs Asterios Polyp , Stiches</p><p>Others for reluctant readers, ESL, dyslexic students to overcome text difficulties</p><p>*1978 Will Eisners A contract with God gets credit for being first graphic novel</p><p>Comic book like Justice League of America</p><p>Trade- Chew, Locke and Key Previously published as comics compiled</p><p>Full frontal blue male nudity Sex crime noirZombie carnage</p><p>Protect from challenges by putting in certain area</p><p>Collection Development- Is Kick Ass OK for your teen section?Know your community, administration</p><p>Politics Cuba my revolution, How to understand Israel in 30 days</p><p>*The iPad was introduced in 2010. It became obvious immediately that comics would translate well on this device.</p><p>Swiping from side to side changes pages. The reader can zoom in for a closer look at panels. The comic book can even be read panel by panel in a special automated mode.</p><p>My iphone wasnt replicating comic page experience- but Ipad does</p><p>*Comixology.comMain site or app for digital comics pull list, featured, previews, your library, some free</p><p>In 2011, the big three comics publishers all have titles that appear as digital items the same day as in print. </p><p>This has been an important trend in 2011, as consumers now have a choice with how to buy and read brand new comics.</p><p>When we begin to think about comics and graphic novels being made digitally available to library customers, can separate distribution channels get in the way?</p><p>Dark Horse Apps just for properties like Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Umbrella Academy</p><p>But what does the future hold for the comic book? And how will future generations want to get comics and graphic novels and collections from libraries?</p><p>Digital comics accessible by mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops) are becoming increasingly popular. Day and date has begun for DC and other companies. But will digital replace print?</p><p>The comics industry, the library profession and the bookselling industry are all headed toward different versions of the same inevitable crisis. </p><p>The bookselling industry is already seeing the fallout of growing ereading preferences.</p><p>*************NJLA membership! Learn more during annual conference, adult and youth services forums, professional and social experiences!**</p></li></ul>