Worry not, fair reader, this site will not be full of ridiculous photoshop illustrations save one! We here at the Schulz Graphic Novel Library invite you to stop for moment with your tea or coffee in hand and read some great writing on some great books.
Firstly, we created three new sections at the library. World Comics took over the European section as we adjusted for the influx of books like these Indonesian set donated by our own, Keny Widjaja, to be shelved next to Belgian cartoonist, David Libens (who is also our CCS Fellow this year).
At the behest of James Sturm, we created a Little Golden Books section. It features many classic books like Old MacDonald who really should put on sunscreen and a few reprints of Richard Scarry classics.
And finally, I noticed that a lot of the books we receive from publishers have the press releases tucked inside them. Alec Longstreth in his amazing Professional Practices class requires students to create their own press release among other PR-related material. While recycling is always appropriate, reusing the publisher’s actual press releases seemed like the thing to do! Hence, we created Press & Promotion section! All examples are useful even if the logo is horribly pixelated or words are misspelled! Pictured below are Nathan Schreiber’s POWER OUT press release, Adams Media‘s release for Johnny Cash: I see a Darkness, Scholastic promotional catalog for teacher and librarians in addition to a press packet from King Features on The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee strip.
If you couldn’t tell by now, we are writing from a new beautiful blog designed by one of our own founders, Michelle Ollie. She also made our gorgeous logo that dons the shirts and totebags. You can scroll through the blog entries month-by-month or use that excellent tag cloud on the right hand sign of the page. There you will be able to click and read on such subjects like “Horror Comics,” “Manga,” Windsor McCay’s “Little Nemo” or even read essays written by current CCS students (in case you wanted a taste of what class is like!). As we post more articles, more tags shall appear. Internet Magic.
(pictured; Jen Vaughn and new librarian, Caitlin McGurk)
The Schulz Library Blog will be updated weekly, possibly more, it depends on how moved we are by the books! We feature graphic novels, books, mini comics and zines found in our own library and especially new donations.
If you or a loved one would like to donate a book to the Schulz Graphic Novel Library you may do so by sending it to the following address:
The Center for Cartoon Studies
PO BOX 125
94 South Main Street
White River Junction, Vermont 05001
We hope to inspire you to read and look at many amazing, new and classic comics books! And maybe a few more photoshopped pictures…