Librarians Love Webcomics
Posted by El Santo
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) recently released a list of 2010 Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Webcomics made an incredibly strong showing. The Top Ten included the following familiar titles:
- The first Zuda comic brought to print — Bayou, vol 1.
- The highly acclaimed webcomic testament of life before, during, and after Hurricane Katrina — A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge. (reviewed here)
- And a Webcomic Overlook favorite (and number one on my best of the decade list), the fantasy comic about mythical creatures and fanciful technology: Gunnerkrigg Court, vol 1: Orientation. (reviewed here)
See? Webcomics CAN be regarded as essential literature! At least by librarians anyway.
There’s even a larger list of 73 … however, I didn’t see any webcomics mentioned there beyond the ones I already listed.
(H/T The Beat)