Interview: Chris Giarrusso
On Sunday, June 26th, while attending the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in New Orleans, I ran around to as many of my favorite kids comics creators as I could and asked them all the exact same questions. Keep in mind, exhibit halls are crazy loud and crazy busy, so there is a lot of background noise. Let me know in the comments if you have trouble hearing anything and I’ll translate for you.
Poor Chris Giarrusso. Chris got stuck sitting next to me at dinner and next thing he knew he was being pulled away from his meal to answer my five questions. So let this be a warning to you: Beware the mild-mannered librarian who carries a pink Flip Video.
I knew Chris was the creator of the G-MAN series of graphic novels, because the kids in my library keep asking me for more of them. But I’d never put Chris the G-MAN guy together with Chris the Mini Marvels guy. Was I blind? Maybe. Shut up.
Books mentioned in this video:
- The Complete Peanuts, by Charles Schulz
- The Mighty Skullboy Army, by Jacob Chabot
- The Cay, by Theodore Taylor
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About Eva Volin
Eva Volin is the Supervising Children's Librarian for the Alameda Free Library in California. She has written about graphic novels for such publications as Booklist, Library Journal, ICv2, Graphic Novel Reporter, and Children & Libraries. She has served on several awards committees including the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics. She served on YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens committee for three years and is currently serving on ALSC's Notable Books for Children committee.
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