A while back I was hanging out in the office of the Communications Officer for the UT Library. I like to go in there both because Travis is hilarious and also because he often let's me take promo items like pens and whatnot. Anyway, I was hanging out and Travis asked if I'd be interested in participating in their usual feature for the official newsletter for the UT Library where they ask a librarian to talk about some books they like.
Well, I'm not a librarian, but it's not like I can't read, and lord knows I'm not going to not give my opinion if asked. "Can you walk about comics?" asked Travis.
"How many thousand words?" I asked.
Apparently they keep asking librarians this question, and they tend to get a lot of the same sorts of columns. The Hail mary desperation play: ask the guy with the Superman poster what he thinks folks could be reading.
So, this quarter it's yours truly on Page 10 of the UT Library Newsletter. "Ryan Steans Recommends".
I tried to mix it up a bit by mentioning different kinds of comics: biography, memoir, sci-fi, superhero... We'll see how I did.
And, yes, Longhorns, that's me in the stacks of the PCL where I work everyday.