Martha Cornog

About Martha Cornog

Martha Cornog is a longtime reviewer for LJ and, with Timothy Perper, edited Graphic Novels Beyond the Basics: Insights and Issues for Libraries (Libraries Unlimited, 2009).

Diverse Heroes, New Series: Seventeen Graphic Novels for February, Black History Month


Long live the king—the King of Wakanda! T’Challa, aka the Black Panther, will have superstar journalist and comics fan TaNehisi Coates (Between the World and Me) as writer for Marvel Comics’ new “Black Panther” series beginning in 2016.

Q&A: Kate Beaton


This month, Beaton celebrates a second collection of her educationally flavored humor with Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection

The Eisners: Winning Cartoonists, Winning Libraries | Eisner Awards 2015


Congratulations to the winners of the 27th annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards and the Will Eisner Graphic Novels Grants for Libraries

21 Illustrated Books for African American History Month | Graphic Novels Short Takes


In 2014, the comics world saw a new focus on diversity. Superhero comics–wise, we now have a black/Latino Spider-Man, a black Captain America, and a black president Superman.

Graphic Novels for African American History Month


Graphic novels with a message: from John Lewis & Andrew Aydin’s March to 1970s hip-hop artists in Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree; 18 titles that should appeal to patrons of all ages.

Graphic Novels Reviews | September 15, 2013


Graphic Novels reviews from the September 15 issue.

28 Graphic Novels to Celebrate African American History Month | Graphic Novels Short Takes


Graphic novels celebrating multiple racial and ethnic perspectives, Eisner-nominated tween-friendly Princeless, Life with Archie series, the latest volume of Abouet’s Aya, a 1940s romance set in Cuba and New York City, and new About Comics collections.

Author Q&A: Drawn Together by Art with Aline Crumb

Drawn together

Cartooning couple Aline and Robert Crumb have made their bed together, literally, throughout 35 years of marriage while supporting each other in individual and conjoint artistic careers. Intensely private yet disarmingly public, Aline has become a mistress of satiric confessional comedy, both in solo comics and in the comics of Drawn Together (Liveright: Norton. 2012. […]

Best Books 2012: Graphic Novels

Are You My Mother

Bechdel, Alison. Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama. Houghton Harcourt. ISBN 9780618982509. $22. Using literature and psychoanalysis as twin lenses, Bechdel examines her own and her mother’s interwoven lives in a complex, almost dizzying tour de force of storytelling. More than matching her acclaimed Fun Home for its blend of drama, poignancy, and humor, […]

Q&A: Prison Librarian Philip Ephraim on the Positive Effects of Comics

Q&A: Prison Librarian Philip Ephraim on the Positive Effects of Comics