Welcome! I am a comics historian, librarian educator, and youth advocate. I hope you’ll find something here that intrigues and engages you.
As a researcher, I study the social and cultural history of comics reading and readers. I’m interested in the nexus of libraries, comics, and young readers during the mid-20th century in the United States.
As a teacher, I help prepare future and current librarians to work with young people in school and public libraries.
As a youth advocate, I use my voice to support the rights of children and teens to read and explore the world of ideas freely.
Why do comics belong in libraries? “Comics tell stories, comics communicate ideas, they are an important and valuable and indisputable part of our cultural heritage and they belong to all of us.”Carol Tilley, “The Secret Life of Comics: Socializing and Seriality”