If you have zero to do today, or you're one of those people who can listen to talk radio and work at the same time, here's a little something:
BookExpoCast: "What’s Hot, What’s Good, What’s Next in Graphic Novels"
This is a panel I sat on at BEA with others far more expert than I: Nick Smith, a librarian with the Pasadena Public Library, Atom Freeman, the extremely knowledgeable owner of Brave New World Comics in L.A. County, and Tom Flinn with comics/pop culture trade rag ICv2. Milton Griepp of ICv2 was the moderator.
Aside from hearing the slightly annoying (lispy/boyish) sound of my voice, you might learn a thing or two about what's been doing well in various comics markets, and what to look forward to. This was where I learned about the Starman Omnibus, which I read with pleasure this summer, and it cemented my desire to read Scott Pilgrim, which has become a teensy obsession.
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