It always makes me happy when a comics publisher pays attention to libraries, and it’s also nice to see the increasing interaction between creators from other parts of the world and their North American fans, whether it’s Joann Sfar’s book tour or Marley headed to the New York Comic-Con or what have you. So I got a kick out of Go! Comi’s announcement of their poster collaboration with the American Library Association and You Higuri’s participation.
And while this does look like it will be the first time a Japanese manga-ka will contribute an illustration to the poster series, there are already lots of nice comic-themed ones:
I’m not given to decorating with posters, but it would make me really happy to walk into a library and see Scott Pilgrim, the Bones, Emma, and Owly exhorting people to read. (Okay, so Scott has never struck me as that much of a bibliophile. I can see him encouraging others to do so, though. Certainly Wallace and Ramona would.)