Quick Hits | Spider-Man joins the Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame

Plus: News on Danica Novgorodoff, Lucy Knisley, ‘Gender Queer’ and more.

Events | The Comic-Con Museum has announced the latest character to be inducted into their Character Hall of Fame. Spider-Man will join Batman, Pac-Man and Wonder Woman. The induction ceremony will take place on July 20 during Comic-Con International. The museum will also host a Spider-Man exhibit, “Beyond Amazing,” starting on July 1, which will showcase art, costumes and interactive experiences featuring everyone’s favorite web-slinger.

“Comic-Con celebrates comics and related popular arts during four exciting days each summer,” said Rita Vandergaw, Executive Director of the Comic-Con Museum. “The new Comic-Con Museum is here to extend that experience to visitors throughout the year. We are thrilled to be a part of the celebration of Spider-Man’s 60th anniversary and to welcome him into the Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame.”

Awards | WFPL reports that the Louisville (Kentucky) Free Public Library Western Branch will receive a donation as part of Danica Novgorodoff’s Yoto Kate Greenaway Medal prize. As part of the award, Novgorodoff was able to select a library that would receive a donation of about $600 in books.

Banned Books | The St. Louis Post-Dispatch looks at several recent books whose sales jumped after being targeting for censorship, including Gender Queer and Maus.

Banned Books | Speaking of Gender Queer, The Roar has a lengthy and very detailed article up on how Maia Kobabe’s graphic novel was supposed to be taught in a Marginalized Voices class, but after parents complained about it to school officials, the book was pulled. The Roar is the student newspaper for the Milken Community School, a private Jewish school in Los Angeles, and the student reporters who worked on this story did a thorough job of covering the controversy.

Profiles | The Evanston RoundTable has a great profile up on comics creator Lucy Knisley that goes deep into her creation process.

Awards | The Guardian has put out the call for entries for The Faber/Observer/Comica graphic short story prize 2022.

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