Interview: Jen Wang
On Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24, while attending the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA, 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.
I’d always expected to run into Jen Wang eventually. I mean, she lives in the Bay Area, right? Everyone runs into everyone eventually in the Bay Area. It’s the way things work here. Except, yeah. Jen doesn’t live in the Bay Area anymore. So I ended up having to wait until ALA went to Southern California. Because everyone runs into everyone eventually at ALA.
Jen’s book Koko Be Good is a quirky, funny, literary charmer. Please take a look at our video interview:
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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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