Check out Word Balloons, a new blog devoted to comic books for kids. It should be excellent, Mangablog’s Brigid Alverson has put together a great group of contributors. I think this blog will really come in handy for librarians who work with children.
I realize that when I switched over to feedburner, the plugin I used to redirect traffic made all the category feeds disappear. I’m going to attempt to restore them, but just in case anything goes wrong, the main feed for this site is:
In order to select a winner of the manga giveaway, I got my husband to pick a number out of a hat. And the winner is…..drumroll…..drumroll….drumroll….Laura (commenter #14)! Send me your address Laura, and I’ll get your package in the mail.
I wanted to do something extra for someone, so Rebecca who had a birthday yesterday is going to get a Japanese knitting and crochet book and a skein of Manos Cotton Stria, since I know she knits.
Everyone else who entered, if you happen to like bookmarks that feature manga versions of Cesare Borgia, e-mail me your address and I’ll send you a couple Cantarella ALA Read Campaign bookmarks while supplies last. 🙂
Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway, and thanks for reading my blog! 🙂
The manga giveaway closes at midnight on the 22nd, so if you were still thinking of entering, head on over to this post and leave a comment. I’ll announce the winner on the 23rd.
Here’s the list of winners.
The Professor’s Daughter and Artemis Fowl won the graphic novel category.
Cybils Nominations were posted today!
The Arrival written and illustrated by Shaun Tan
Flight Volume Four edited by Kazu Kibuishi
Laika written and illustrated by Nick Abadzis
The Plain Janes written by Cecil Castellucci; illustrated by Jim Rugg
The Professor’s Daughter written by Joann Sfar; illustrated by Emmanuel Guibert
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel written by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin; illustrated by Giovanni Rigano and Paolo Lamanna
Babymouse #6: Camp Babymouse written and illustrated by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
The Courageous Princess written and illustrated by Rod Espinosa
Robot Dreams written and illustrated by Sara Varon
Yotsuba&! Volume 4 written and illustrated by Kiyohiko Azuma
I switched to a different theme for this blog, I think everything is working ok. If you notice anything wonky, let me know!
Cybils nominations close on the 21st, so if there’s something you’ve been wanting to nominate head on over there!
They Cybils are announced!
I had a fun time serving as a judge for the graphic novel category.