Christopher Butcher posts on an unfortunate oversight. Recently, Mariko Tamaki, nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award, which is a pretty big deal in Canada, for her graphic novel Skim. The problem is that the nominating authority chose not to recognize Jillian Tamaki, the illustrator. Now two Canadian creators have written to the awards committee asking them to reconsider, pointing out that Skim is a graphic novel, not an illustrated prose novel. Jillian Tamaki also posted her reaction on her blog. At last word, the awards committee declined to extend the award to Tamaki. The Comics Reporter has more.
At the Newsarama blog, Chris Mautner and his daughter Veronica field-test a handful of Toon books: Jack and the Box, Mo and Jo: Fighting Together Forever, and Stinky.
Paul Gravett writes about comics adaptation of the classics and the British government’s report on getting boys to read books.
For those who enjoyed the first volume of Matt Loux’s Salt Water Taffy, volume 2 is out this week!
Comic Book Resources is giving away a copy of The Good Neighbors – Book One: Kin, by Holly Black and Ted Naifeh.
I loved The Beano when I was a kid, so it’s great to hear it’s still going strong.
Penny Kenny on Archie #590 (Comics Bulletin)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Archie Americana: Best of the Nineties (Comics Worth Reading)
J. Caleb Mozzocco on Aya of Yop City (Every Day Is Like Wednesday)
Krissy Henderson on vol. 1 of Case Closed (Manga Xanadu)
Graham Mogford on issue 15 of The DFC (Comics Village)
Charles Tan on vol. 8 of Hayate the Combat Butler (Comics Village)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 11 of Inubaka: Crazy for Dogs (Comics Worth Reading)
Edward Zacharias on vol. 1 of Naruto (Collectors Edition) (Animanga Nation)
Win Wiacek on Rick Random, Space Detective (Now Read This!)
J.L. Bell on Robot Dreams (Oz and Ends)
Deb Aoki on St. Dragon Girl (About.com: Manga)