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.


Nominate Your Graphic Faves for the 2018 Graphic Rave!

Posted on behalf of Traci Glass

Hello OYANers!

Guess what? It’s time for the 2018 Graphic Rave nominations! For those of you who are new to OYAN or have just forgotten, the Graphic Rave is OYAN’s annual list of the best graphic novels, comics, and manga for teens. The process will be almost, if not totally, identical to the process we all go through to come up with our Book Rave list.

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