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64: The Silent Invasion with Larry Hancock and Michael Cherkas

Secret Stacks

Release Date: 10/26/2021

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Dave Scheidt and Scoot McMahon talk about their new graphic novel, , about a super-powered wrestling adventure! We talk about writing and drawing humor and violence for a young audience, lifelong influences, creative sound effects, representation and diversity, cliffhanger reveals, and the happy accidents of their creative process.   Fresh Picks ()   Secret Stacks artwork by , creator of Theme song by Julie Jurgens, who blogs at ! and is on twitter as

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My guests for February 2022 are and , the artist and writer behind Part 1 on Kickstarter. We talk about the making of the comic, campaign rewards for libraries, Kickstarter’s imminent shift to blockchain, and challenges toward LGBTQ+ content in youth media. We also endorse a pretty choice selection of comics!   Fresh Picks   Secret Stacks artwork by , creator of Theme song by Julie Jurgens, who blogs at ! and is on twitter as

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Erica Friedman (), lesbian icon, LGBTQ tastemaker, yuri expert, librarian, manga editor, blogger, lecturer… what can’t she do? Listen to her heartfelt takes on fandom, grassroots publishing, and empowering listeners to Do The Thing!   (coming June 2022)   Fresh Picks (Volumes 1 and 2 getting hard to find…) I’m In Love With The Villainness () () (prose)   Secret Stacks artwork by , creator of Theme song by Julie Jurgens, who blogs at ! and is on twitter as

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65: Matthew Murray, Tireless Readers Advisor show art 65: Matthew Murray, Tireless Readers Advisor

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Matthew Murray, aka on Twitter.   - a different genre every month - young adult manga adaptations of classic literature - stay tuned for their programs for librarians and educators Importance of self-published and crowdfunded comics in libraries - cataloging and holdings information for zines webinars   9781770464612 9781974715466   Secret Stacks artwork by , creator of Theme song by Julie Jurgens, who blogs at ! and is on twitter as

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64: The Silent Invasion with Larry Hancock and Michael Cherkas show art 64: The Silent Invasion with Larry Hancock and Michael Cherkas

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Put on some headphones while you watch the skies! Seasoned comics pros Larry Hancock (“the best darned small business accountant in Canada that you’re gonna find”) and Michael Cherkas () describe their decades-in-the-making series The Silent Invasion. Together, they share their creative process, inspirations, convention experiences, and distinctly Torontonian tone (Torontone?). Volume 1: (9781681121741) Volume 2: (9781681122069) Volume 3: (9781681122557) Volume 4: (9781681122830) () Secret Stacks artwork by , creator of Theme song by Julie Jurgens, who blogs at ! and is on...

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We've got a BookTuber in the house! Ashley, aka BookishRealm can be found on , , , , and . We talk about finding the next great read, interacting with publishers and viewers, and the bottomless well of energy known as Goodreads Drama. We also talk about a lot of books! How publishers promote online Navigating ever-changing discovery algorithms of social media 9781779512017 9781302931155 9781949028737 9781534319165 / ‎ 9781684152452 / 9781684156511 9781684155583   Fresh Picks 9781250235572 9781338568905

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62: Helen McCarthy, Going Through The Half-Open Door show art 62: Helen McCarthy, Going Through The Half-Open Door

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The longest episode for the longest days of the year! Helen McCarthy, dubbed by some (me) as the Judi Dench of manga, has many loose threads to pull. A number of topics and links are below for your reference throughout the conversation, including Helen's peers and books. Get ready for an intellectual journey with an English scholar! Mazinger Z / Goldorak anime addiction started by Spanish TV The first Moneypenny, Lois Ruth Maxwell Comparing Osamu Tezuka and Hayao Miyazaki Perspectives about sexual content in manga and anime Being more of a door-pusher than a gatekeeper Parenting and engaging...

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Snap endings, surprise twists, meaningful horror! This month’s episode features the Eisner-winning scholar Dr. Qiana Whitted. Thomas and Qiana talk about her published works, some older comics, some newer comics, upcoming virtual author visits, and the teaser trailer for The Harder They Fall. Plus lots of fresh picks!   (Sunday, June 27, 2021 @ 3:00pm EST) (Thursday, July 22, 2021 @ 6:30pm EST) (Saturday, October 9, 2021 @ 6:00pm EST) Whole Lotta Picks   9781617039454 9780813566313  9781419743559  9781419742286 9781620109762 9781684150557 ...

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60: Karen Gavigan, Using Comics For Health & Justice show art 60: Karen Gavigan, Using Comics For Health & Justice

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"We gave one group the Centers for Disease Control document for teens on HIV/AIDS, and we gave the other group the AIDS In The End Zone graphic novel. We saw better results, not surprisingly, with the graphic novel." How's that for demonstrating the power of comics?! This episode's guest is Dr. Karen Gavigan, who is and has been closely tied to research involving graphic novels. She is also the interim director of the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina. Karen and Thomas talk about her position, past research, professional organizations, and trends in...

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Put on some headphones while you watch the skies! Seasoned comics pros Larry Hancock (“the best darned small business accountant in Canada that you’re gonna find”) and Michael Cherkas (email) describe their decades-in-the-making series The Silent Invasion. Together, they share their creative process, inspirations, convention experiences, and distinctly Torontonian tone (Torontone?).

NBM blog posts about The Silent Invasion

The Silent Invasion Facebook group

Volume 1: Red Shadows (9781681121741)

Volume 2: The Great Fear (9781681122069)

Volume 3: Abductions! (9781681122557)

Volume 4: Dark Matter (9781681122830) (Press release)

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Secret Stacks artwork by Severin Piehl, creator of Tove

Theme song by Julie Jurgens, who blogs at Hi, Miss Julie! and is on twitter as @himissjulie