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SECRET STACKS, your comics in libraries podcast. Hosted by Kristin LaLonde and Thomas Maluck. We discuss anything related to comics in and around libraries.
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Dec 25, 2018

The year is over, but your latest episode of The Secret Stacks has just begun! Kristin’s using the Arrowverse to fuel her bicycle training for a large gauntlet. BIG NEWS: We’re headed to Montreal in 2019 to deliver the keynote session of the Quebec Library Association’s annual conference! Kristin looks forward to watching Storage Wars in a Canadian hotel. Thomas credits his recent wedding to The Legend of Zelda - thanks, Akira Himekawa! Kate Kane and Mera brought the DC redheads this year. TKO tries out a new publishing model - how will libraries keep up? All this and plenty of fresh picks, all for you!

Sep 29, 2018

Welcome to Episode 47! We're back, baby! After a long summer hiatus we've returned to give you more comics goodness. We talk about the new Batwoman TV spot, Chelsea Cain getting hosed by Marvel yet again, Thomas's summer comics entrepreneurship program and we take some questions from the listeners! We're glad to be back!

Sep 8, 2018

Is summer over already? Hop in the Secret Stacks wayback machine to the end of April, releasing now in September! Back then, Avengers: Infinity War was a theatrical event and not just a series of kiosks asking you to extend this endless cultural experience for one... more... film. There was still time to vote in the Eisners. Universal Fan Con was still flickering in the convention consciousness. Plus a con report from Kristin and fresh picks that will never spoil!

 

Voting On The Eisners

Philly Comic Con Does Universal Fan Con Ticket Holders A Solid

Barnes & Noble Is Adding A Kids Graphic Novel Section

SEE-IT Awards

C2E2

 

Kristin’s Picks

Bingo Love 9781534307506

As The Crow Flies 9781945820069

 

Thomas’s Picks

Lighter Than My Shadow 9781941302415

Satania 9781681121437

 

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Apr 10, 2018

Welcome to Episode 45 of The Secret Stacks, your podcast about name brand footwear and knockoff drinkware. April Fool’s on Thomas and Kristin - opposite temperature extremes! It’s okay, though - Kristin can escape to the comfy halls and adjoining hotel of C2E2 while Thomas takes a nap on his back, the common cure for plantar fasciitis #GraphicMedicine. Movements regarding spoilers, a new Puerto Rico comics anthology, and 30 Days of Autistic Art are all discussed, plus fresh picks as always.

Mar 21, 2018

With ALA Annual taking place in New Orleans this summer, Kristin and Thomas reminisce about meeting there in 2011, plus convention observations in general. Student protests and repatriation get free, informative comics treatments.  A creator objecting to misuse of his intellectual property gets labeled as "the establishment" by... an establishment. March pollen ruined Thomas's throat, but the picks are still fresh! Check in to your nearest boom tube and have a listen, won't you?

Mar 12, 2018

A whole lot of news meets a whole lot of delays - what happened to our audio in February? It’s all good, just a little late. Better done than perfect, right? And these picks are so fresh they’re well within their expiration dates! Get with the times, New York Times - comics are only gaining in multimedia prominence, from print to cartoons to film adaptations to podcasts. Plus Kristin wants your sad/dead parent stories. All this and more on The Secret Stacks!

Feb 5, 2018

There’s a new Teen Center in town! Media companies are calling dibs on IP lines left and right. Does comics distribution need a shakeup to make entrance easier? What is proper dabbing etiquette? All of these topics plus some fresh picks for the second episode of January 2018. (Go Eagles!)

Jan 18, 2018

Who has time to say 'when' while there’s money to be made and lost? Superhero news everywhere! Black Panther, Black Lightning, Valiant, and the Catalyst Prime universe are offering a little variety. Want something else? Explore our Goodreads categories! Don't be like Thomas, hunting for affordable Absolutes - buy comics that will put your money to good use. All this and some fresh picks from years past, plus a new recipient of the Unanimous Recommendation honor. No matter what pushed you out of comics, there are plenty of titles ready for your return.

Jan 1, 2018

This is it, the final episode of 2017, recorded on the last day of the old year and published on the first day of the new! Kristin and Thomas gloat about their new podcasting toys before discussing a new comics creation tool for all ages, courtesy of Earth's global entertainment authority, Disney. We talk about proven methods for multiplying checkouts by high school students. There's a new tip jar on the website - your support means everything to us, even if you'd rather enjoy our content for free. All this and our fresh picks to close out the year.

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