Monday, April 11, 2005

Librarians in Comics

It's National Library Week, so all this week I'll be posting items relating to libraries and comics.

First up, a brief look at librarians who also do work in comics:

Jim Ottaviani writes comics about science, including Two-Fisted Science, Dignifying Science, Suspended in Language, and the forthcoming Bone Sharps, Cowboys, and Thunder Lizards. When he's not writing comics, Jim spends his time as the mastermind behind the Deep Blue institutional repository initiative at the University of Michigan Library.

Sara Ryan has written a couple of comic stories, including the Eisner-nominated "Me and Edith Head." She recently turned in the draft of the second young adult novel, and bides her professional time as a School Corps Librarian for the Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon.

The Pseudonymous Gene Ambaum, writer of the popular online comic strip Unshelved, is a real-life librarian in his real life.

And Maggie Thompson, editor of the long-running Comics Buyer's Guide, is a librarian by training, but at some point she got sidetracked into a career writing about comics.

Those are all the librarians I can think of; are there any I'm missing?

1 comment:

Mikester said...

I worked in a library for several years...does that count? ;)