25 in 25
Thx to Bad Librarianship for this list of the 25 most important events in 25 years for comics. Libraries rockin' in at #5 on a list with:
- Death as a marketing tool
- Kevin Smith
- #1 The Internet [which lets you read the Redhead Fangirl blog!]
Twenty five years ago, you would be lucky to see a few copies of comics kept mixed in with the magazines at a library. In the past ten years or so, though, libraries became more and more cognizant of the great utility of comic books in encouraging young adults and children to read. Nowadays, there are many libraries that have large collections of graphic novels, becoming a starting point for many a new comic fan's entry in the world of comics. It comes as no surprise that many stores have cross-promotions with libraries for Free Comic Book Day, as comic book stores and libraries are now side by side in the hunt to get kids to read comics, each for their own reasons, of course.