2018 Graphic Rave Now Available

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The graphic novels on this list were published between May 1, 2017, and April 30, 2018. Titles were nominated by teens and library staff in Oregon. OYAN members voted to select the 20 titles on the list and worked to create a balanced list that includes a variety of genres and diverse titles. Learn more about the annual Graphic Rave and access past lists on the OYAN website.

Graphic Rave 2018 voting!

Photograph of vintage illustration featuring classic comics characters with the text COMICS: READ ONE TODAY!Posted on behalf of Traci Glass, with light editing for publication on the blog.

Hi OYANers!

It’s that wonderful time of year: time to start voting for the 2018 Graphic Rave!

Please refer to the PDF [attached to Traci’s email on 8/6] for more information about each nominated title. There is a choice for a “no” vote. If you feel strongly that a nominated book does not deserve to be a part of the Graphic Rave, please vote no. Please, please only use the “no” vote if you feel that a certain book is very inappropriate for this list — not just something you don’t personally like or didn’t read. I’ll subtract no votes from the yes votes to get a total. If you like a title, vote yes! I’ve configured the survey so you can edit your responses as many times as you’d like (I think as long as you use the same computer) as you read titles over the next month.

This first round of voting will end on Saturday, September 8. If we don’t meet our criteria with the list of titles generated by the first round of voting, there might be a second round of voting — I’ll let you know!

Thank you for voting, and let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks!
Traci

OYAN Graphic Rave 2017 winners!

Every year, OYAN members choose their favorite graphic novels for teens of the year with an eye for balance across genre, format, protagonist identity, and content and with special consideration for smaller or independent as well as Pacific Northwest publishers. (For details, see the official selection process.)

The votes have been counted; here are this year’s winners!

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Vote for the Graphic Rave list by September 11th!

From Traci Glass:

Survey Monkey is ready to start taking your votes for the 2017 Graphic Rave!

Please refer to the spreadsheet for more information about each nominated title. There is a choice for a “no” vote. If you feel strongly that a nominated book does not deserve to be a part of the Graphic Rave, please vote no. Please, please only use the “no” vote if you feel a certain book is very inappropriate for this list — not just something you don’t personally like or didn’t read. I’ll subtract no votes from the yes votes to get a total. If you like a title, vote yes! Survey Monkey uses IP addresses to remember users; you’ll be able to add votes as you keep reading nominated titles, as well as see how you’ve already voted (assuming you always vote from the same computer).

This first round of voting will end on September 11. If we don’t meet our criteria with the list of titles generated by the first round of voting, there might be a second round of voting — I’ll let you know!

Thanks for voting, and let me know if you have any questions!

OYAN Graphic Rave 2016 winners!

Photograph of vintage illustration featuring classic comics characters with the text COMICS: READ ONE TODAY!
Every year, OYAN members choose their favorite graphic novels for teens of the year with an eye for balance across genre, format, protagonist identity, and content and with special consideration for smaller or independent as well as Pacific Northwest publishers. (For details, see the official selection process.)

The votes have been counted; here are this year’s winners!

Continue reading

We’re on a rave…a Graphic Rave!

Do you like comics? Superheroes? Manga? Graphic novels? So do we!

And, at OYAN, we’re thankful for artists and authors who create these beautiful, intense, humorous, heart-wrenching, action-packed, poetic, and otherwise awesome reads for us to enjoy. If you’re thankful, too, then print a copy of the brochure below to share with friends and teens who will, well… thank you for it!

Check out the OYAN picks for this year’s all-new Graphic Rave in an all-new PDF format – yay!

Happy Thanksgiving – and, as always, happy reading – from OYAN!

2012 OYAN Graphic Rave Brochure