13 06, 2019

X-Men in Deerfield! Writer Chris Claremont on the DPL Podcast

By |June 13th, 2019|

On this month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we had the great pleasure of talking to legendary comic book writer Chris Claremont! In his nearly 20-year run writing X-Men comics, Claremont wrote many classic stories that made The Uncanny X-Men a bestseller and spawned major movies (like the

2 08, 2018

Comics Corner: Digital Comics on Hoopla

By |August 2nd, 2018|

Still reeling from Avengers: Infinity Wars? Can’t wait for the Justice League movie? I have good news for you! You can keep up with your favorite Marvel and DC characters as well as discover new favorites through Hoopla. Hoopla has an amazing collection of comic books with everything from Neil

16 05, 2017

Inspired by C2E2: Great Graphic Novels

By |May 16th, 2017|

A few weeks ago, I attended C2E2, the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. Beyond the costumed fans and celebrity photo-ops, it’s a fantastic place to discover things to read! I went to several panels led by comics creators, critics, historians, and educators, who discussed their favorite graphic novels. Luckily, our

13 10, 2014

Comics Count

By |October 13th, 2014|

I’ll admit: I didn’t read comics as a kid. Sure, I loved the Sunday funnies in the newspaper, but those were the only comics I knew! I wasn’t introduced to the larger world of graphic novels until college when I read American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang for a

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