Graphic Novel Titans: Harvey Pekar & Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel talks about her work at Novello

Alison Bechdel sharing her work at Novello

Friday night, Graphic Novel readers were in for a treat as the Library brought both Harvey Pekar and Alison Bechdel to our Novello Festival of Reading.  Pekar shared his beginnings in comics — how he originally thought that comics were a intrinsically limiting media, but then realized that comics are just words and pictures and you can do anything with words and pictures! Bechdel showed us how she goes about creating with some new software she’s working with. It’s always a treat to see the creative process. These phenomenally successful, award-winning authors were down to earth, funny, and generous in answering lots of questions from the audience. This event, and the audience, demonstrated that graphic novels aren’t just for kids. If you haven’t discovered graphic novels yet, check out our collection at the Public Library.


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