Green, Katie. Lighter Than My Shadow. 509p. Jonathan Cape. Oct. 2017. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9781941302415 Gr 9 Up –Originally published in the U.K., Lighter Than My Shadow is a gripping graphic novel about Katie Green and her experiences with an eating disorder. As a child, Green was a picky eater, a common situation with children. However when…… Continue reading Lighter Than My Shadow: A Review
For this week’s readings, I have read several graphic novels. However, it is Emily Carroll’s book, Through the Woods, and Keezy Young’s book, Taproot that has captured my interest. To explain my reading experience, I posed a question with two separate answers below. What features of Emily Carroll’s book, Through the Woods, caused my…… Continue reading Through the Woods and Taproot
This week I planned to visit a library and comic book store that is distant from my home, but still within Suffolk County, NY. The two sites happen to be close to each other, therefore convenient for this assignment. My adventure began in the library. In greeting a librarian at the reference desk, I was…… Continue reading The Visits and My Reflection
BURNS, Charles. Black Hole. 368p. Pantheon. Jan. 2008. Tr $24.95. IBSN 037542380X Gr 11 Up –During the mid-1970’s, this story follows several Seattle teenagers who are involved with a mysterious sexually transmitted disease, which is also known as “the bug.” Those who are infected develop grotesque mutations that can either be concealable, like growing a…… Continue reading Black Hole: A Review
Libraries has always been associated with books. However, when it comes to denigrated materials, I think of Jenny Levine’s article, where she introduces a “thought experiment” discussed in Steven Johnson’s 2005 best-selling book: “What if video games had been invented and widely adopted first, before books?” (2006, p.10). Now replace “video games” with “comics” in…… Continue reading Comics and Libraries: Then and Now
One of the most profound moments in this week’s readings came from Scott McCloud’s book, Understanding Comics, where he mentions how people often fail to understand comics because their definition of it is too narrow (1993, p.3). He raises a valid point since, in my experience, part of this failure comes from individuals who make…… Continue reading The Misconception and Communication of Comics
My name is Venus and welcome to my blog! I tend to design the site according to the course, so it is all “POP ART IN YOUR FACE” while starring the lovely America Chavez, aka Miss America, as the header image. Ironically, I chose her because we both are Latin-American ladies with the same surname.…… Continue reading Hello!