Teen Reading LoungeGraphic Novel Winner Showcased

Collaboration with Pennsylvania Center for the Book to Honor Graphic Novelist

PHC recently partnered with Penn State's Pennsylvania Center for the Book to honor an exceptional comic book author. This event was the culmination of a very successful inaugural year for Teen Reading Lounge. Showcased was the work of graphic artist Drew Weing — Honor Book winner of the first Lynd Ward Prize for Graphic Novel of the Year. Drew Weing's award acceptance at Penn State's Paterno Library was presented through a special satellite broadcast. Participating TRL libraries across the region were invited to view the program remotely.

See American comic book creator Drew Weing speak about his work.

Weing talked to the audience about his career as a graphic novelist and about how he created Set to Sea: The Haphazard Voyage of a Graphic Novelist. Named one of the ten great graphic novels for teens by the Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association, Set to Sea is a rollicking adventure and a great read for teen audiences.

The Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize honors the seminal influence of American artist and storyteller Lynd Kendall Ward on the development of the graphic novel and celebrates the gift of an extensive collection of Ward's wood engravings, original book illustrations and other graphic art donated to Penn State Libraries by his daughters Robin Ward Savage and Nanda Weedon Ward.

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