Friday, February 28, 2020

Graphic Novels SIG meeting 2020 with special guest Sacha Mardou


The ARLIS/NA Graphic Novels SIG is excited to announce St. Louis-based cartoonist Sacha Mardou as our special guest presenter for the 2020 SIG meeting this April!

All are welcome to join us at the conference on Thursday, April 23 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm. Mardou will have books available to purchase after the meeting.



Monday, August 19, 2019

New Co-Coordinators for the Graphic Novels SIG


Hello Graphic Novels SIG:

I am pleased to announce that the new co-coordinators for the Graphic Novels Special Interest Group (SIG) are Caitlin McGurk from the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at The Ohio State University Libraries and Joan Jocson-Singh from Lehman College, CUNY. Please welcome them both as the new Graphic Novels SIGs co-coordinators. I am looking forward to working with Caitlin and Joan in planning our upcoming annual meeting in St. Louis.


Please let us know if you have any questions.

Cheers!

Tara

Caitlin McGurk

Tara Spies Smith

Joan Jocson-Singh
mailto:jm.jocson213@gmail.com


Monday, July 1, 2019

New ARLIS/NA 2018 Notable Graphic Novels Review!


The editors are excited to announce the publication of the first official issue of the Notable Graphic Novels Review on the ARLIS/NA website at https://arlisna.org/publications/notable-graphic-novels.

This annual publication will typically review 10 titles, but this year we have 11 due to a tie in voting. The 2018 edition includes reviews of: 

Algeria is Beautiful Like America, written by Olivia Burton, illustrated by Mahi Grand, translated by Edward Gauvin, editing, localization, and layout by Mike Kennedy
Berlin, by Jason Lutes
Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World, by Pénélope Bagieu
My Brother's Husband, Volume 2, by Gengoroh Tagame, translated by Anne Ishii 
On a Sunbeam, by Tillie Walden  
Passing for Human: A Graphic Memoir, by Liana Finck 
The Prince and the Dressmaker, by Jen Wang 
Sabrina, by Nick Drnaso 
Why Art?, by Elanor Davis 
Woman World, by Aminder Dhaliwal, color by Nikolas Ilic 
Your Black Friend and Other Strangers, by Ben Passmore


There is also an Appendix that includes all the other eligible nominations submitted by ARLIS/NA
members.

We appreciate everyone who nominated, voted, and reviewed these titles! Want to get involved? Start reading some graphic novels that are released this year and be on the look out for a call for nominations in early 2020.

Olivia Piepmeier
Tara Spies Smith
Andrew Wang
Notable Graphic Novels Review editors