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Interview: Claudia Davila

On May 4th through 6th, 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.

I don’t usually like reading books with a message. I’m firmly in the “turn off your brain and read!” camp. But if I had to read a book with a message, Luz Sees the Light would be a good one to pick up. There’s nothing wrong with a little learning mixed in with your entertainment, or so I’ve heard. Having the chance to speak with the charming Ms. Davila was a treat and I’m looking forward to picking up the second Luz book, Luz Makes a Splash.

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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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