Memento Nora Project

Posted by on Feb 24, 2011 in Comics, Contest | Comments Off on Memento Nora Project

THE MEMENTO NORA PROJECT Publishing Student Comics Inspired by Teen Novel   “You said someone needs to remember.  I was thinking maybe we could do it with a comic book.  Okay, maybe more like a comic strip.  With our stories.  And maybe other kids could tell us their memories before they are erased.”  -from the novel, Memento Nora by Angie Smibert   The upcoming teen novel, Memento Nora by Angie Smibert (Marshall Cavendish) is set in a near-future dystopian world where daily attacks by a terrorist Coalition (as well as any other memory) can be wiped from people’s...

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Foreigner in the House of Comic Con

Posted by on Feb 11, 2009 in Comics, Curious City | Comments Off on Foreigner in the House of Comic Con

kAs a foreigner in the house of Comic Con from the much more tepid world of book trade shows, I wondered often and heartily over the weekend at “fandom.” As someone who as a living tries to increase the readership of books for children, I marvel that Graphia (the new haute word for manga, comic books, and graphics novels) has FANS, not readers. How different a writer’s life would be if, say, (our dear departed) John Updike had readers pressing towards him at conventions dressed like Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom. I mean, the costume would not be so hard. I saw many wonders of...

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