Jul 30, 2018
Stephen Weiner is an award winning writer about comics & graphic novels. He has been writing about comics since 1992, and is the most recognized librarian responsible for promoting graphic novel collections in public libraries & bookstores. He is the director of the Maynard Public Library in Maynard, Massachusetts.
His books include: 100 Graphic Novels for Public Libraries, The 101 Best Graphic Novels, Faster than a Speeding Bullet: the Rise of the Graphic Novel, The Will Eisner Companion, The 101 Best Graphic Novels, 2nd edition, The Hellboy Companion, and Faster than a Speeding Bullet: the Rise of the Graphic Novel, 2nd edition. He is also co-editor of the 7 volume series A Critical Survey of Graphic Novels, and author of the novel, Tom’s House.
I met with Stephen at the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) in Montreal. Among other things we talk about the definition of the graphic novel, Art Spiegelman's Maus, Neil Gaiman's The Sandman, outlaw status, boys and libraries, and the top 10 greatest graphic novels of all time.