We’re getting ready for the July residency, especially for the northward migration of faculty we haven’t seen since last summer. Among those will be Gene Luen Yang, who will be doing a session on how to write a graphic novel. I’ve seen Gene do a fifteen minute version of this, and I’m delighted to be getting a full hour on the topic.
Meanwhile, I’ve been keeping up with all the new graphic novels vicariously–reading a few, relying on other people to report back. One such person is Natalie Rosinsky. She writes a column on graphic novels for Teen Literature Network. It’s a wonderful resource.
The most recent column focuses on graphic novels in which public events intersect with private lives. Much of my own writing has been about just that, and I can’t wait to get my hands on quite a few of these books.
PS: I’ll be putting up the next Inkpot Interview soon.