Sunday, January 2, 2011

2011 Graphic Novels Challenge

Another year of the Graphic Novels Challenge, and I'm excited. Although it's not my preferred format or one that I can judge with any sort of authority, I do appreciate the blend of art with words. My students can't get enough of them, so this is for them too.

Last year, I set an unbelievable goal for myself and, of course, did not manage to attain it. This year, I'll stick to the rules, which are as follows:
  1. The challenge starts January 1, 2011 and ends December 31, 2011. You can start anytime you want to especially if you want to start early.
  2. The level of participation: Beginner (3 comics or graphic novels), Intermediate (3-10 books), or Expert (10+)
  3. Overlaps with other challenges is definitely okay
  4. Re-reads count
  5. Feel free to post your list at any time
I'll be going for the Expert level, and maybe I'll even write that many reviews. I'll list the books here as I read them:
  1. Adventures in Cartooning by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost (review at my school library blog)
  2. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Joeming Dunn, illus. by Chris Allen
  3. Copper by Kazu Kibuishi
  4. Bake Sale by Sara Varon
  5. Scary Godmother by Jill Thompson (review at my school library blog)
  6. Lost and Found by Shaun Tan
  7. Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke 
That's all for 2011, folks! No, I didn't meet my goal. I really thought I read more than 7 graphic novels this year... 



    Vasilly said...

    Glad to see you've joined the challenge! I haven't heard of Gunnerkrigg Court, so I can't wait to read your review.

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