Murder Mystery, Graphic Novels, and More: Innovative Programs for Engaging Teens in Your Library, 1st Edition

  • Thane Benson
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1440861374
  • ISBN-13: 9781440861376
  • DDC: 027.62
  • 144 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Music, movies, graphic novels, and magazines for teens are now commonplace in libraries, and librarians are in a unique position to go beyond simply providing teens with access to them; they can engage teens in creating and sharing their own original content. Written in a light, accessible manner, this book empowers youth services librarians to do just that. This title provides instruction on hosting creative workshops dedicated to creating and publishing graphic novels; writing and performing interactive murder mystery events; creating animation films; and more-all within a reasonable budget. The chapter on creating graphic novels is itself an original graphic novel drawn by the author, who is also a comic book artist, and a portion of the book lists and explains different creativity games both short and long that may be used as everything from icebreakers to exercises to programs in their own right.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Creativity Games Having Fun with Words and Pictures.
2: Graphic Novel Creation.
3: Teaching Graphic Novel Creation.
4: Using A Quick and Easy Introduction to Digital Art.
5: Getting Your Comic Print-Ready Using Scribus.
6: Creating and Hosting Your Own Murder Mystery Event.
7: Animation: Making Things Move.
About the Author.