Author: Brenda Noiseux

“Social Issues Through Comic Books”

Last year, Christina Blanch led “Gender Through Comic Books” a six-week course that ended up with over 7,000 enrolled students. Now she’s back with a new course, “Social Issues Through Comic Books” starting on March 10. Over the course of 6 months it will use a variety of mediums, such as lectures and live interviews,…

10 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

Each year, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) reviews graphic novels for their inclusion into their Great Graphic Novels for Teens (GGNT) list. The list comprises graphic novels with teen appeal for the middle-school through college ages of 12-18 that also represent quality literature. The 2014 list was announced at the beginning of February.

Con recap: Boskone

* Note: I volunteer for this con as one of their blog writers. This weekend I attended Boskone, the annual science fiction and fantasy convention put on by the New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA) in Boston, Mass. This year was the convention’s 51st year, retaining its claim to being the oldest science fiction convention…

Self-Identifed Woman Comics Fans On the Rise

This month, Brett Schenker over at Graphic Policy posted a new statistic about women comics fans that’s causing a stir. Graphic Policy has been updating data, accessible via Facebook, for the past several months using data visualization with graphs and charts as part of their Facebook Fandom Spotlight series. Their project got a signal boost…