Interview: James Burks
On Wednesday, July 11 through Sunday, July 15, while attending the Comic-Con International 2012 in San Diego, 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, comic book conventions 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.
Bird and Squirrel! Have I mentioned before that I love silly, colorful books for kids that make me giggle? You, too, huh? Well, here’s a book for us. I’d missed my chance to talk with James Burks while at ALA Annual, so I was thrilled when I turned the corner at SDCC and there he was. Take a look at the video for James’s fabulous answers to my five fabulous questions.
Books mentioned in this video:
- Anya’s Ghost, by Vera Brosgol
- Giants Beware!, by Rafael Rosado and Jorge Aguirre
- Complete Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson
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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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