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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.

Banned Comics Week is Coming

Eva Volin
banned-comics

If your computer was turned on last week and you’re at all tuned into the comics scene, then you’ve probably heard that the Banned Books Week planning committee and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) are teaming up to bring us BBW with a twist: Banned Comics Week. Frankly, I think this mash-up is [...]

Adventures in Book Clubbing: Reading Zita the Spacegirl

Eva Volin
Book Clubbers holding up their copies of Zita the Spacegirl

Several weeks ago, I got an email from the lovely and talented Gina Gagliano asking if I’d be willing, in public, to say why I love Zita the Spacegirl. “Of course!” I replied. I’ve never kept my love of Zita a secret, after all. But then I started thinking. Who cares why I love Zita? [...]

Interview: Eric Shanower

Eva Volin

From Wednesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 21, 2013, while attending the San Diego International Comic-Con, 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, so there is a lot [...]

A “What to Read While You’re Waiting for Faith and Rainbow’s Book to Come Out” Reading List

Eva Volin
To read a fun, geek-out filled interview with Rainbow and Faith, visit http://www.firstsecondbooks.com/01-author-on-author-interviews/rainbow-rowell-faith-erin-hicks-qa/

Last Thursday, First Second sent out a press release announcing that Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor and Park, Landline) and Faith Erin Hicks (Friends With Boys, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong) are teaming up to create a graphic novel together. But, because they are both currently working on other projects, it’ll be quite some time before said [...]

Interview: Rob Harrell

Eva Volin

From Wednesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 21, 2013, while attending the San Diego International Comic-Con, 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, so there is a lot [...]

Interview: Andrew Aydin

Eva Volin

From Wednesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 21, 2013, while attending the San Diego International Comic-Con, 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, so there is a lot [...]

Interview: Jacob Chabot

Eva Volin

On Saturday, June 29, and Sunday, June 30, while attending the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, 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, so there [...]

Interview: Paul Pope

Eva Volin

On Saturday, June 29, and Sunday, June 30, while attending the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, 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, so there [...]

Interview: Jeffrey Brown

Eva Volin

On Saturday, June 29, and Sunday, June 30, while attending the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, 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, so there [...]

Interview: Bill Amend

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 [...]