Interview: Frank Cammuso
On May 4th through 6th, while attending the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, 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 (even when they’re held in a library), 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.
It seems like every time I turn around there’s another Frank Cammuso book coming out. And this is a good thing, because Frank Cammuso does very good work. His Knights of the Lunch Table series has been a mainstay in my collection since 2008 when Tbe Dodgeball Chronicles, the first book in the series came out. Otto’s Orange Day was one of the books that launched the TOON line and while it’s part of my collection, it never seems to be checked in.
During the lunch break at TCAF’s Librarian/Educator Day, I was lucky enough to be seated next to Frank. Either because he’s a very nice man, or because he was afraid I was going to start whining (possibly both), Frank agreed to answer my five questions. I’m glad he did, because I got great news about some upcoming books.
Books mentioned in this video:
- Explorer: The Mystery Boxes, edited by Kazu Kibuishi
- The Shark King, by R. Kikuo Johnson
- The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, by Tom Angleberger
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
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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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