February Is Graphic Novel Month for 1book140

1book140_icon.JPG I can't decide what's more amazing: That we're already in the ninth month of 1book140, or that it's taken us this long to read a graphic novel. It's a genre about which I'm both entirely ignorant and avidly interested. (How do I square that circle? I'm a parent to young children. I'm lucky to find time to read a cereal box).

To judge by today's tweets, I'm not alone. I've already seen a lot of good books nominated, so I wanted to get our post up before we lost steam. You all know the drill--put your nomination in the comments below. We'll come up with a shortlist in a few days, then start up the discussions on February 6.

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Jeff Howe is a professor of journalism at Northeastern University in Boston and a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard. He helps run @1book140, The Atlantic's Twitter book club. More

Jeff Howe is a professor of journalism at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He previously worked as a contributing editor at Wired Magazine, where he covered the media and entertainment industries. In June 2006 he published "The Rise of Crowdsourcing" in Wired. In September 2008 he published a book on the subject for Random House. The book has been translated into 11 languages. Before coming to Wired in 2001 he was a senior editor at Inside.com and a writer at the Village Voice. In his 20 years as a journalist he has traveled around the world working on stories ranging from the impending water crisis in Central Asia to the implications of gene patenting. He has written for Time, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post, Mother Jones and numerous other publications. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and two children.

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