Published on October 14th, 2015 | by Thomas Maluck

Secret Stacks Podcast Episode 7

1513_howard_the_duck_splashComics are seeing a new golden age – of talent, readers, and resources. Secret Stacks invites you to join a conversation between Kristin Lalonde and Thomas Maluck, two librarians who share comics and graphic novel news, readers advisory, guest interviews, and tales from the front lines of conventions and library services. Each episode appears here on CCGC Libraries on the second Wednesday of each month, with show notes to accompany topics covered in each episode.

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Secret Stacks Podcast Episode 7

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Show Notes

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Reading Envy with Jenny Colvin

Batman Day

Graphic novels earning more than floppies – Great, longer read about comic and graphic novel sales

Panels: comics collected in themed folders

Ron Weasley Made Me Sad

Carol Tilley

Harvey Awards 2015

Ignatz Awards 2015

Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants For Libraries

Astro City #1/2 “The Nearness of You” (Free!)


Kristin’s Three Picks

Shoplifter 9780307911735

The Night Bookmobile 9780810996175

Exquisite Corpse 9781626720824


Thomas’s Three Picks

Tokyo Ghoul 9781421580364

Baba Yaga’s Assistant 9780763669614

Attack On Titan (too many books and spinoffs to list here, check the link!)


About the Author

Thomas Maluck is a teen services librarian at Richland Library in Columbia, South Carolina. After graduating with his MLIS in 2010 from the University of South Carolina, he knew he wanted to go into either virtual services or teen services, and found a happy medium engaging teens via technology and the endless ride that is pop culture. He has presented at various fan-culture and professional conventions about graphic novels, manga, and teen services, including the American Library Association's Annual and Midwinter conferences, DragonCon, NashiCon, and New York Comic Con. He served on YALSA's Great Graphic Novels For Teens committee for its 2014 and 2015 lists, and has published articles in Library Trends, Public Libraries, and The Hub. He currently reviews for No Flying, No Tights and regularly blogs comic recommendations on Richland Library's website here.

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