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The Magicians Season 4: Magic is a Monster in SYFY Series Official Trailer

We’re just a few weeks away from the fourth season of The Magicians, and SYFY has a spiffy trailer to help you get pumped up for all the magic and mayhem coming your way. And while it might be true that “Magic is Back,” it also looks like the nefarious Library isn’t planning on giving […]

LibraryCon Encourages Libraries to Run Their Own Comic Cons

Yesterday’s recent LibraryCon Live!, a live streaming event from Library Journal and School Library Journal was an attempt at a deeper look into the diverse world of comics in libraries. A virtual convention with comic book publishers, creators and bloggers all working together to promote literacy and storytelling through comics. Here’s how it looked on […]

Lucas Turnbloom’s Harry Potter-Styled San Diego Public Library Card

The San Diego Public Library will be part of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con 2018, hosting a number of events as Booth 5523. And they will be giving away the limited edition San Diego Public Library 2018 Comic-Con Library Card to California residents at the show, the only officially licensed Comic-Con library cards in existence. This year’s […]


How To Create A Graphic Novel Book Club? SDCC And CBLDF Tell You How

For librarians, retailers, for readers, the Comic Book Club Handbook created by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, with San Diego Comic-Con and drawn by Rick Gerry and co-produced by Erwin Magbanua of the San Diego Public Library goes inside the hows and whys of creating a graphic novel book club. The handbook provides proven strategies for getting started, […]

Librarian Reverses Board’s Decision To Put Neonomicon Back On The Shelves

Last year, Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows‘ Neonomicon was withdrawn from a library in Greenville after a teenage girl using an adult library card took it out and her mother strenuously objected. Later the library board all read the graphic novel and voted for it to be returned to the shelves. End of? No. The […]

Surviving The Public: Unshelved

“Are you a librarian? Do you know any librarians?” It’s not a frightening twilight zone interrogation scene, it’s the Surviving The Public panel at the New York Comic Con, put on by the webcomic (and more) Unshelved. Despite the small number of actual librarians in attendance, it turns out that like Kevin Bacon, pretty much […]

Neonomicon Graphic Novel Pulled From South Carolina Library

The Avatar comic Neonomicon by Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows, published by Bleeding Cool owner Avatar Press, has caused a little trouble at a local library when it was taken out by a fourteen year old girl, one Jennifer Gaske, believing it to be… something other than it was. Neonomicon is, basically, The X-Files Meets […]

Page 45 To Run School Library Workshops

It is considered by many to be the finest comic shop in the world. But that’s not enough, apparently. Steven L Holland from Page 45 in Nottingham, is presenting interactive show-and-tell workshops on Manga And Graphic Novels for school libraries at the School Libraries Conference in Windsor tomorrow. Displaying fifty specially selected young adult graphic novels […]

Stuck In The Middle Returns To Maine School Libraries

The Sun Journal of Lewiston, Maine, reports that last night the ten strong board of the Regional School Unit votes that Stuck in the Middle: 17 Comics from an Unpleasant Age by Ariel Schrag should remain in middle school libraries in Dixfield, Mexico and Buckfield, although parental permission will be needed for the book to be […]

Library Of The Living Dead Becomes Viral Comic Hit

A free comic teaching new library users how to use their system, using the narrative device of a zombie attack has, well, extended a little outside its intended audience. Created for McPherson College, a small liberal arts college in Kansas, published the comic as a free PDF for its members. Anyone could download it however. […]

Artists! The American Library Association Wants You!

The American Library Association, the world’s largest library conference, is doing something new for their national conference from June 24th to the 27th in New Orleans. They’re hosting an Artists Alley. Usually reserved for the comic convention, this involves a series of tables, each with an artist showing their work, sketching, signing, talking, networking, taking […]

Northampton Council Reverses Decision To Cut Library Funding

Earlier this month, Bleeding Cool reported on Alan Moore’s attendance as part of the Save Our Library Day, at his local library, St James in Northampton, threatened with closure. His appearance and his reading of a short story from Dodgem Logic packed the place out and was one of the highlights of the national day […]

Alan Moore Participates In “Read-In” To Save Local Library

On February the 5th, there will be a protest “read in” at the St James Library in Northampton with Alan Moore, that follows a protest held there tomorrow from midday to 2pm. The library, along with many others, is suffering from local council budget cuts as the British government has been reducing council funding. Alan […]

Alan Moore Campaigns Against Local Library Closures

Remember, remember, the fifth of February… That’s when Alan Moore will be speaking at a reading event, part of an event to campaign against the planned potential closure of the St James Library in his home town of Northampton. The library is one of eight that may be closed by the local council as part […]