A very special Fanbase Feature! At San Diego Comic-Con 2022, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon moderated the "Comics Catalog Curation for Adults" panel (originally recorded on Thursday, July 21, 2022) during Matthew Noe (librarian, Harvard Medical School), Moni Barrette (director of Collection Development & Publisher Relations, Library Pass), Jordan Hart (writer, Ripple Effects), and Jameson Rohrer (judge, 2022 Eisner Awards) discussed what they consider when curating a comics catalog for adult readers, including avenues for finding both mainstream and independent titles, how to curate an inclusive catalog in terms of creators, characters, and stories, how to navigate challenging themes and content, and more.
Cast members: Matthew Noe (librarian, Harvard Medical School), Moni Barrette (director of Collection Development & Publisher Relations, Library Pass), Jordan Hart (writer, Ripple Effects), Jameson Rohrer (judge, 2022 Eisner Awards), and Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief)
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