Media Release — The Texas Library Association’s (TLA) Annual Conference was held in Austin, TX April 12-15th. More than 6,000 librarians and library professionals were registered to attend.
Dark Horse Comics own Michel Martens (VP of Book Trade Sales) was in attendance to help present an amazing prize. At this conference, one lucky winner was picked for the “Great Graphic Novel Library Giveaway”, a $20,000 prize including more than 700 hand picked graphic novels, as well as fixtures and furniture for placement in their library.
The winner, Eduardo Zepeda from Weslaco Public Library was selected from a group of 20 finalists.
“This is tremendous, as the books will be a great addition to our graphic novel collection. We look forward to sharing this prize with our patrons and seeing readers sitting on the couch reading and enjoying the books.” Martin Mata, also from the Weslaco Public Library, shared, “The couch will be placed in the new learning commons, where we have a plasma TV and no seating area for people to be able to enjoy it.”
The “Great Graphic Novel Library Giveaway” was open to Texas public and school librarians.