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Linkfest: Pre-Thanksgiving dish

Brigid Alverson

At Publishers Weekly Comics Week, Kai-Ming Cha talks to Erik Ko of the manga publisher Udon and Janna Morishima of Diamond Kids about Udon’s new kids’ manga line. Udon has set up a special website for their children’s line, mangaforkids.com.

The anonymous blogger at lets fall asleep has put together a helpful list of comics for young women, with links to her own reviews and to review sites (including this one and my other site, MangaBlog) where the interested reader can find more.

Chynna Clugston discusses the revived Blue Monday and her other comics projects with Alex Dueben at Comic Book Resources.

J.L. Bell reviews Sons of Liberty and comments on its historical accuracy at Boston 1775, then rounds up some other reactions to the book at Oz and Ends.

Over at The Graphic Classroom, Chris Wilson finds some old educational comics and has a blast with them.

Ted Naifeh talks to Alex Dueben of Comic Book Resources about his Courtney Crumrin and Good Neighbors series.

The Vancouver Sun serves up a nice intro to graphic novels for young people, with plenty of suggestions for readers with varying degrees of proficiency. (Via The Comics Reporter.)

Reviews:

Ed Sizemore on vol. 1 of Amulet (Comics Worth Reading)
Greg McElhatton on Baby-Sitter’s Club, vol. 4: Claudia and Mean Janine (Read About Comics)
Tom Spurgeon on Bourbon Island 1730 (The Comics Reporter)
David Welsh on Crogan’s Vengeance (Precocious Curmudgeon)
Johanna Draper Carlson on four kid-friendly graphic novels  (Comics Worth Reading)
Kevin Hodgson on Government By the People (The Graphic Classroom)
Deb Aoki on vol. 1 of Mao-Chan (About.com)
Doug Zawisza on Mouse Guard: Winter 1152, #4 (Comic Book Resources)
Tangognat on vol. 1 of Jyu-Oh-Sei (Tangognat)
David Welsh on vol. 1 of Yokaiden (Precocious Curmudgeon)
Chris Wilson on Yu the Great: Conquering the Flood (The Graphic Classroom)

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Brigid Alverson About Brigid Alverson

Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.

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