Interview: David Petersen
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.
There are those of us who love talking animal books and those of us who don’t. To people in both camps: I urge you to give David Petersen’s series Mouse Guard a try. Its fantastic adventure, intrigue, and drama will pull in lovers of story while talking animal lovers will have the added bonus of characters that are really flippin’ cute.
Books mentioned in this video:
- Cursed Pirate Girl, by Jeremy Bastian
- Blacksad, by Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido
- Hellboy series, by Mike Mignola
- Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Graham (illustrations by Arthur Rackham)
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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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