Abyss Team Honored by ALA

Abyss creator Kevin Rubio, along with Abyss penciller Lucas Marangon have been honored by the young adult division of the American Library Association (ALA) for their work on Dark Horse Comics’ Star Wars: Tag and Bink Were Here.

Here’s a clip from the official press release

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest growing division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced its 2007 recommended list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. yalsanew2.gif The list, to be prepared annually, was released for the first time during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Washington, held January 19-23, 2007.

In beautiful downtown Seattle the 11-member committee worked hard to narrow its 141 official nominations down to the final list of 67 excellent adult and young adult graphic novel titles. The books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and reading appeal for teens.

Among the selections in fiction was

Rubio, Kevin, Lucas Marangon, and others. Star Wars: Tag and Bink Were Here. 2006. Dark Horse Comics, paper, $14.95. (978-1-59307-641-2).

Congrats Lucas and Kev!

3 Responses to “Abyss Team Honored by ALA”

  1. Robert Burke Richardson Says:

    Hey, excellent! I enjoyed the Jedi: Apprentice books back in the day — I’ll have to keep an eye out for Tag and Bink Were Here.

  2. Scott W. Says:

    Congrats guys! That’s great news. Tag & Bink are a riot. Everyone should check it out.

  3. Shaun Says:

    Best news I’ve heard about Star Wars comics in a while. The most fun someone can read in public and laugh at load with.

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