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Mike Pawuk

About Mike Pawuk

Mike Pawuk has been a teen services public librarian for the Cuyahoga County Public Library for over 15 years. A lifelong fan of comic books and graphic novels, he was chair for the 2002 YALSA all-day preconference on graphic novels, served as a judge for the Will Eisner Awards in 2009, as well as helped to create the Great Graphic Novels for Teens selection committee for YALSA. He is the author of Graphic Novels: A Genre Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, published by Libraries Unlimited in 2006 and is working on a followup to his book.

Nico Bravo, Vols. 1 and 2 | Review

Myths and legends have never been more fun than in the rollicking humorous mythological series Nico Bravo, whic would make even Joseph Campbell laugh out loud.

Review: Kerry and the Knight of the Forest

A boy bringing medicine to his sick parents gets lost in a menacing forest—and finds his way again with the help of an unusual companion in Andi
Watson’s Kerry and the Knight of the Forest.

Review: Dugout: The Zombie Steals Home

Dugout: The Zombies Steal Home mixes sibling rivalry with baseball and …. zombies!

The Weirn Books Vol. 1: Be Wary of the Silent Woods

In the sleepy New England town called Laitham there’s something creepy and haunted kidnapping students from the Nightschool – a schoool for monsters, witches, and more. Can middle-schooler weirns Ailis and her cousin Na’ya solve the mystery and free their friends?

Halloween Graphic Novels for Spooky Fun

For Halloween Eve, our GC4K bloggers put together a list of some of our favorite Halloween graphic novels. Some are scary, some are funny, all are perfect for a dark October night.

Review: ‘Wallace the Brave’

Wallace the Brave By Will Henry AMP Kids, 2017 174 pp. ISBN 978-1-4494-8998-4. Welcome to Snug Harbor – a quaint coastal city and home for the year-round comic strip adventures of elementary students Wallace, his best friend Spud, and their new friend in town, Amelia. Wallace is adventurous and brave; Spud is the opposite of […]

Review: ‘Awkward,’ by Svetlana Chmakova

Awkward Written and illustrated by Svetlana Chmakova Hachette Books/Yen Press, 2015 All Ages, $11.00/$12.00 Awkward middle-schooler Penelope “Peppi” Torres has moved to Berrybrook Middle School, and already her first day has been a disaster when she is noticed by the mean kids. After tripping accidentally in the hallway, she’s assisted by Jaime, a shy introverted […]

New Graphic Novel series by Avatar/Korra creator Bryan Konietzo announced for 2017!

Fans of the popular Nickelodeon shows Avatar: the Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra have great news to rejoice about this week. The shows’ co-creator, Bryan Konietzo, and First Second books, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing, announced a new graphic novel series Threadworlds with a release date for the first volume to be in […]

Zombillenium Vol. 2: Human Resources

Zombillenium, Vol. 2: Human Resources Written and Illustrated by Arthur de Pins NBM Publishing, 2014 ISBN 978-1-56163-850-5 $14.95 When you build a horror-themed amusement park in a region where there’s double digit unemployment and you only hire the monstrous living dead (and one witch) as your employees, there’s bound to be some friction with the […]

Review: Super Secret Crisis War #1

Super Secret Crisis War #1 of 6 Written by Louise Simonson Illustrated by Derek Charm IDW Publishing, June 2014 32pp IDW Publishing has been on fire with their licensed property comics, including My Little Pony, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, and their partnership with Cartoon Network. Launched in 2013, their Cartoon Network line features comics […]