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Comic-Con International 2014 (a.k.a. the San Diego Comic Con) takes place July 24-27. Among the numerous programs and features are several for educators and librarians hosted by a number of experts.
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund offers a valuable resource offering comic creators an inside look at just how libraries deal with graphic novels in Working with Libraries! A Handbook for Comic Creators.
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The honors for Rep. John Lewis' graphic memoir March - published by Top Shelf Productions - continue to build, with March: Book One being chosen for the 2014 Durham Reads, and Rep. Lewis revealing the cover to March: Book Two on CNN.
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The final ballot for the 2014 Harvey Awards has been released, with winners chosen by comic book industry professionals and announced at the Baltimore Comic Con, September 5-7.
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For librarians and educators looking to sample some upcoming books before they hit the shelves, BookShelf offers a list of the newest titles now available for viewing on Net Galley, including IDW Publishing's Parker: The Hunter, Image Comics' Rocket Girl Vol. 1, Avatar Press' The Extinction Parade Vol. 1, and Udon Entertainment's Les Miserables.
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Image Comics presents a collection of comic instructions showing kids how to create their own fun (and learn in the process) with Howtoons: Tools of Mass Construction. Here, Howtoons artist Nick Dragotta discusses the comic, being part of maker culture, and the joy of creating.
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To help fans of the Michael Bay-produced TMNT film (coming August 8) find jumping-on points for their comic adventures, IDW Publishing is releasing new editions of the first volumes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Micro Series. BookShelf interviews TMNT co-writer/editor Tom Waltz and co-writer/co-creator Kevin Eastman about the much-beloved characters.
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World War Z author Max Brooks takes on a new undead monster as vampires fight zombies - with humanity as the prize - in The Extinction Parade Vol. 1, his new ongoing graphic novel series from Avatar Press. Diamond interviews Brooks about his new series, which was recently optioned for television by Legendary Studios.
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by Vince Brusio
Actress/producer Alyssa Milano examines the impact of a world tied together by social networks - and the forces who try to force change through the technology - in Hacktivist, her new graphic novel published by BOOM! Studios/Archaia Entertainment. BookShelf spoke with Milano about the inspiration behind her new project.
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