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Interview: Hope Larson

Eva Volin

On May 10th through 12th, while attending the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, I ran around to as many of my favorite kids comics creators as I could and asked them all the exact same questions. Keep in mind, exhibit halls are crazy loud and crazy busy (even when they’re held in a library), so there is a lot of background noise. Let me know in the comments if you have trouble hearing anything and I’ll translate for you.

Hope Larson is my hero. She managed to take a book that many, many readers have a deep and lasting relationship with and transform it into a graphic novel that works simultaneously as an adaptation, as an homage to a classic children’s novel, and as an independent work of art. This is nothing short of magic. A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel won an Eisner Award and several state awards, all well-deserved. If you haven’t already, I urge you to take a look.

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Eva Volin About Eva Volin

Eva Volin is the Supervising Children's Librarian for the Alameda Free Library in California. She has written about graphic novels for such publications as Booklist, Library Journal, ICv2, Graphic Novel Reporter, and Children & Libraries. She has served on several awards committees including the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics. She served on YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens committee for three years and is currently serving on ALSC's Notable Books for Children committee.

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