Interview: Rob Harrell
From Wednesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 21, 2013, while attending the San Diego International Comic-Con, 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.
Monster on the Hill, man, Monster on the Hill. This book is my go-to book this year for kids who want a comic that’s adventurey and funny, but maybe a little scary, with a soupçon of pathos thrown in for flavor. Basically, I give it to everyone, young readers and old. Rob Harrell has done a wonderful thing with this book, which is no surprise, really. His Adam@Home comic strips have been making readers happy for years.
Books mentioned in this video:
- March, book 1, by John Lewis, Andrew Ayden, and Nate Powell
- The World According to Garp, by John Irving
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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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