Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Support Your Local Library...

I don't geek-out very often. Having lived in Vancouver for so long you get used to seeing famous actors filming scenes in the streets, where you work, etc. But when I opened up my local library's newsletter and saw the notice about my 'Meet the Author' talk about Movie Comics, imagine my fanboy-ish surprise to see my face next to Gene Yang's for his (absolutely guaranteed to be so much better attended) talk.

I just saw Gene do a great talk this past summer at the Children's Literature Association conference in Columbus, Ohio, and we even crossed paths in the hallway of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library (but he was busy heading somewhere so I continued on my way).

If you ever get a chance to see Gene talk about his work, you should jump at the chance. If you ever have to choose between seeing Gene talk about his work or me talking about mine, choose Gene. If you ever see him in in a hallway, he seems like he'd be cool with you saying hello.

Blair Davis, PhD

Author & Editor

Blair Davis is an Associate Professor of Media and Cinema Studies in the College of Communication at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.


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