December 8, 2015

2016 9th Annual Graphic Novel/Manga Challenge Sign-Ups

The 9th Year of this Challenge starts in 2016 and will be my 5th year as host and I am thrilled to be here!!!!!  WOOOOHOOOO!!!

designed by Nicola Mansfield

The button this year is designed by "moi". I had someone cancel on me at the last minute so decided to finally give it a shot myself for the first time.  The scary (perhaps interesting?) looking dude in the picture is my oldest son. I got that image from a photoshoot he participated in this year. No, he's not a professional model; he's a software engineer but can be found dressed like a comic book character in his spare time. Just kidding son, if you read this (LOL)

Anyway ....

It's time to start signing up for the 2016 challenge.  No changes this year, but if anyone has any ideas for the big 10-year celebration next year get in touch with me.

  • 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 or combinations of text and bubbles all in the same book. In print or digital. Anything else you feel is suitable.  My personal 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.

  • You must write a review and link to it for it to count towards the challenge. Reviews may be posted on your blog or goodreads or similar places. Several reviews may be gathered and posted in one link on your blog, but each book must be linked back here in the monthly linkies to count. Come back every month to record your progress.

Here is how the Challenge plays out:

runs from Jan.1 - Dec. 31, 2016


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.

Please spread the word everyone!