December 2, 2014

2015 8th Annual Graphic Novel/Manga Challenge Sign-Ups

The 8th Year of this Challenge starts in 2015!!  This will be my 4th year as host and I am thrilled to be here!

It's time to start signing up for the 2015 challenge now.  No changes this year.  Please write a sign-up post on your blog and then sign-up below with a link to your specific sign-up post (NOT to your home page).  

What counts:  graphic novels, collected trade editions, manga, comic strip collections, comic books. In print or digital. Anything else you feel is suitable.  My criteria is if it has either frames OR speech bubbles it counts.  I'm not going to be the comic police but if you are unsure, ask me in the comments any given month.

Here is how the Challenge plays out:

runs from Jan.1 - Dec. 31, 2015

Modern Age: read and review 12 books during the year (that's only 1 book a month)

Bronze Age: read and review 24 books during the year (Can you handle 2 books a month.)

Silver Age: read and review 52 books during the year (Are you up to a book a week!)

You must sign up for a level, but once you complete that level you may move up and try for the next one.

October 1, 2014

October 2014

I'm pleased to announce that I am on the Cybils Awards Graphic Novels Round 1 Judges Panel. I''ve had the pleasure to participate two years previously. We will be selecting the shortlist from all the nominated books.  There are two categories, one for books aimed at teens and the other for children's books.  So you can expect me to be posting a lot of children's graphic/manga reviews for the remainder of the year.  More information on the award can be found here and please go enter your nominations in all the various categories for your favourite children's and YA books published in the last 12-months. Nominations are accepted between Oct. 1 to 15.

April 1, 2014

April 2014

Apr. 14: Hey everyone, I've been away from my my computer for awhile and have just now got your stats updated on the sidebar. This should match your March totals recorded in the comments section.

January 1, 2014

January 2014