Comic Creators Spotlighted for ALA's Library Card Sign-Up Campaign

Christina "Steenz" Stewart
Credit: Christina "Steenz" Stewart / ALA
Credit: Christina "Steenz" Stewart / ALA

Press Release

The Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) is happy to partner with comic creators in support of Library Card Sign-Up Month in September.

For the month of September, the GNCRT will be featuring a new creator each day posing with their library card. Showcasing comic creators in this #GetLibraryCarded campaign spotlights the mutually beneficial relationship between creators and libraries in support of literacy, intellectual freedom, and creative expression - we are stronger together.

This is the first advocacy campaign of the Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table. The GNCRT coordinates ongoing advocacy and outreach at several national comic conventions including hosting professional development sessions and booth or pop-up libraries including at Comic-Con International: San Diego, C2E2 and New York Comic Con. The GNCRT is committed to professional development within librarianship - and committed to public outreach and advocacy around comics and graphic novels and comics readership at all levels.

Follow @libcomix and @ALALibrary on Twitter to see your favorite comics creators #GetLibraryCarded! Participating creators include writer/artist Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn, Marvel Knights, Painkiller Jane), cartoonist Dav Pilkey (Dog Man, Captain Underpants), artist/editor Christina "Steenz" Stewart (Archival Quality, Rolled & Told), and writer Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass, The Magicians: Alice's Story), and more.

Learn more at the Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table website.

Want to participate? We encourage all libraries and patrons to join in! Pose with your library card or favorite comics or graphic novels - maybe at your local library - and tag your favorite creator!

Hashtags to follow: #GetLibraryCarded, #LibraryCardSignUp, #CreatorsGetCarded, #LibComix

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