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Exclusive Preview: Teen Titans Earth One, vol. 1

Brigid Alverson
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We have something special for you today: An exclusive first look at vol. 1 of Teen Titans Earth One, a new original graphic novel by Jeff Lemire and Terry Dodson. From the website: “In this new, original graphic novel, the young heroes of the Teen Titans never felt like normal kids…but they had no idea [...]

This Week’s Comics: Winter Horse

Lori Henderson
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It’s a TV Nation on the list this week: No less than eight titles are extensions of TV shows that are or were on TV. For the kids, BOOM! Studios has a new issue of Regular Show, while IDW has new My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. For the family, pick up Jim Henson’s The [...]

Links: Jillian Tamaki, Luke Pearson Win Major Awards

Brigid Alverson
Hilda and the Black Hound

The British Comic Awards were announced over the weekend, and the winner in the children’s category was Luke Pearson’s Hilda and the Black Hound. Another winner: Jillian Tamaki has received the Canadian Governor General’s Award for Children’s Illustration for This One Summer, which was written by her cousin, Mariko Tamaki. John Patrick Green is all [...]

Preview: Lumberjanes #8

Brigid Alverson
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It’s been a while since we have featured any Lumberjanes on this site, so here’s a look at Lumberjanes #8, due out this week in comic shops, which wraps up the first story arc. Here’s the 411: This crazy war between Apollo and Artemis finally reaches its peak and it’s up to the Lumberjanes to [...]

Interview: Raul The Third on ‘Lowriders in Space’

Brigid Alverson
Lowriders in Space

One of the most delightful comics to come out this year is Lowriders in Space, by Cathy Camper and Raul Gonzalez (whose nom de plume is Raul the Third). It’s an action-packed tale of a trio of friends who fix up a lowrider and then detail it by flying through space and picking up cool [...]

Preview: ‘Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave’

Brigid Alverson
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Just in time for the holidays, here’s a new, stand-alone book of Mouse Guard stories. Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave collects six short stories, four that originally appeared on Free Comic Book Day and two that are brand new, in a slim, hardcover volume. As creator David Petersen explains in the introduction, the stories are [...]

This Week’s Comics: Dance Mask

Lori Henderson
Itty Bitty Mask

With Halloween over, it’s time to look forward to (or dread) the holiday season. Publishers are ready to help fill those wish lists. BOOM! Studios releases Mouse Guard: Baldwin The Brave and Other Tales, five short tales in one convenient collection. IDW Publishing has the latest Amelia Cole adventure, Amelia Cole And the Enemy Unleashed, [...]

Interview: Kel McDonald on ‘Misfits of Avalon’

Brigid Alverson
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Kel McDonald may be the youngest veteran creator in the business. She started her webcomic Sorcery 101 while she was in high school, and she’s about to wrap it up and collect it into an omnibus edition that she’s funding on Kickstarter. She has also Kickstarted several other books, including two Cautionary Fables and Fairy [...]

Writing Comics: John Green on ‘Hippopotamister’

Brigid Alverson
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Today we have a special treat for you: A process essay by comics writer John Patrick Green. John is the artist for Teen Boat, which is a GC4K favorite, and he is now working on a new book, Hippopotamister, which will be published by First Second in spring 2016. Hippopotamister is the story of a [...]

Links: Manga on the Rebound, but What About Superheroes?

Brigid Alverson
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I wrote an article for SLJTeen on the resurgence of manga, with notes on trends and some recommendations for classic and new series for teens. Janelle Asselin writes about the lack of good superhero comics for children. Gene Luen Yang has a good response, pointing to his daughter’s love of Raina Telgemeier’s Sisters as evidence [...]