Comics Connect

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Attention kids: George O’Connor, writer and illustrator of books for children will hosting a program at the Children’s Room of the Gloversville Public Library onMarch 8th at 4:00 pm.  Many of you have enjoyed his Captain Awesome books, the Olympian Series, among others.

Before moving to hands-on comic creation, George O’Connor will introduce the elements of a comic and a behind-the-scenes look at his process. 

Mysteries on Main Street will be on hand with some of his books that can be purchased and autographed by George.

Graphic novels are a great way to get kids hooked on reading.

Comics Connect is a collaborative project of the Mohawk Valley Library System and the Upper Hudson Library System , is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Family Literacy Library Services grant program.

Graphic Novels to Encourage Reading

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Check out this powerpoint we created about how graphic novels can be used to encourage youths to enjoy reading.

Some facts about graphic novels—

  • Colorful pictures grab the reader's attention.
  • Pictures help tell the story through visual action.
  • Following the action can help introduce new words.
  • Following the action demonstrates the beginning, middle, and end of a story.
  • Comics and graphic novels include characters, themes, settings, points of view, symbolism, conflict and resolution. All elements of a good story.
  • Help kids understand inference, "the ability to draw a conclusion about something unknown from facts or evidence."  They can predict what will happen in the story based on what they have been told already.
  • Not all comics and graphic novels are fiction.
  • Comics and graphic novels are also art.