September 28, 2011
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Books

ICAF
Where are we this week? 

Up in the wilds of White River Junction, talking to academics about what the state of current graphic novel publishing is and why it's important to know about it. 

If you're not there to hear us, here's the quick bullet-point explanation.

1. Academics, you're the ones who've chosen to spend your professional career studying the stuff that it's our professional career to produce. 

  • corollary 1: if you know what's going on in publishing, you can tell us when we're being stupid.
  • corollary 2: if you know what's going on in publishing, you can give us positive feedback when we do things right.  
  • corollary 3: if you know what's going on in publishing, you can get publishers to give you things (like books, authors for classroom visits, and even occasionally dinner).

All good things!

Here's the ICAF schedule for this year; can't wait to get there!

2 Comments on “ ICAF ”

  • Richard Creighton | September 28th, 2011 9:26 pm

    I detest censorship and Book banning. I find it interesting tha author chose to portray “Christians” as the force of censorship. All my adult life (I am 61 years old, and I remember the “Free Speech” movement of the 60’s) I have watched the left attempt, with growing success, to ban political and religious speech, writing and discussion in this nation. Christians and Christianity have been major targets of this assault, from the A.C.L.U.’s Intimidation campaign to erase all Christian content from the public forum, to “popular” media (including all too many web-comics) demeaning and marginalizing Christianity. From Hitler (yes, he was a Socialist and a creature of the left), through Mussolini, Stalin, Mao, Castro, and a host of other tyrants of the left, Book banning and censorship has been a major tool of the left. The term “Political Correctness” was invented in the Soviet Union. It is alive and well today. I find it ironic that when intollerance is mentioned, it is always Christianity and the right that is portrayed. Could there be, perhaps, a bit of psychological transference here? Could it be that the motives and tactics of the left are being applied to once again assault the right? I was still a child, the last time I heard of a serious attempt at censorship by Christians (aside from a low ratings televangalist – which is more a street hustler than a religious leader). I can not think of any real religious group, except Islam, that has made attempts at censorship in 40-50 years (it is also strange that the left has no criticism of Islam, who employ “Fatwa”s – death sentences – against those who write books or draw cartoons they dislike). I am not a Christian, religious or even spiritual. I am a Conservative (an intollerant, Racist, Homophobic, NAZI by definition of the tolerant, “Progressive” left). I am also a student of History.

  • Wholesale snapback hats | December 26th, 2011 2:35 am

    the last time I heard of a serious attempt at censorship by Christians (aside from a low ratings televangalist

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