Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Did you miss the great library event: Titans of the Graphic Novel when it was here?

The great news is you can still catch it - here, at your library blogs! Our On the Road - Virtually! blog lets you see those great programs that you may have missed the first time, or lets you catch them again if you want to remember how great it was!

Over at OTRV, you can see Part One of Titans of the Graphic Novel, with Alison Bechdel:

Alison Bechdel is a cartoonist best known for her syndicated comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For which she started in 1983. Bechdel’s comic covers everything from love to politics involving primarily lesbian characters.

Other works by Bechdel include Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, the story of Bechdel’s relationship with her father. It took seven years to write, and was named by Time magazine as the best book of 2006.

Part Two features Harvey Pekar:

Perhaps best known for his autobiographical series, American Splendor, Harvey Pekar, who passed away in July 2010, was a comic book writer who saw his self-published series turn into a cult classic with a large and loyal fan base. In 2003, Splendor was adapted into a critically acclaimed film starring Paul Giamatti and Hope Davis.

First published in 1976, Splendor covers Pekar’s everyday life ranging from his job as a file clerk to his relationships with his friends and family. Other stories include situations he had with his car, his health and anxieties in general.

Head over to On the Road - Virtually! to see this great program and more! at your Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.

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