The graphic novel is a powerful vehicle for biography and memoir, as they can often get to the heart of the subject faster and more dynamically than prose. With images as the heart of the narrative, readers are allowed a far more intimate look into the subject's life. In this panel comics creators will explain how they approached their subjects, how they decided what to leave out and what to include, and the extent to which they inserted themselves into the narrative. As graphic narratives find a more prominent place in classrooms, graphic memoirs offer another access to the fascinating world of biography.
Meeting Type: Discussion/Interest Group
Interests: Adult Services, Children's Literature, Children's Services, Collection Development, Popular Culture, Readers' Advisory, Young Adult Literature, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Type of Library: Academic, Community College, Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Prison Library, Public, School/Media Center, State Library, Student, Undergraduate
Cost: Included with full conference registration.