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Linkfest: New projects and old comics

Brigid Alverson

Graphic Novel Reporter, which has been in the works for a little while, launched today. With feature stories, lists of upcoming releases, and a bodacious review section (just bookmark the kids and teens areas now!), this site looks like it will be both an interesting read and a valuable resource. Full disclosure: I am a [...]

Best graphic novels of 2008

Eva Volin

Granted, “best of” lists are always subjective, and considering the number of new books released every year, I never expect to see many graphic novels on the various lists that show up this time of year.  Compared to the number of picture books, prose novels, and non-fiction titles available to be considered, it can be [...]

Double dose of reviews: Johnny Boo 1 + 2

Sabrina Fritz

Double Dose of Reviews: Johnny Boo 1 and 2 The holidays are approaching, and parents, it may be a bit difficult finding appropriate all-ages comic books for your little budding readers.  The shelves are inundated with books of all shapes and sizes, and it can be hard trying to find the book that your child [...]

Inteview: Pixar comics from Boom

Brigid Alverson

Last July, Boom Studios announced that it would be teaming up with Disney to produce a series of comics based on Pixar properties. Former Tokyopop editor Paul Morrissey is heading up the line, and I spoke to him shortly after the announcement about where the line is headed, then updated the information in late October [...]

Miami & Marvel: What Happens When Titles are Everywhere but In Stock?

Robin Brenner

Early last month, I had the welcome opportunity to be a part of the first major comics event at the Miami International Book Fair.  For the first time in the Fair’s history, as part of its 25 year anniversary slate of programming, Comix Galaxy arrived, a celebration of graphic novels and comics for everyone from [...]

All ages comics and manga list for 12/10/08

Lori Henderson

It’s a week of the usual releases this time.  Archie, DC Comics, Gemstone and Marvel.  Doctor Who Classics starts up again, picking up where first series left off.  Sonic the Hedgehog slowly creeps closer to 200, Mad Magazine is nearly at 500 and Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories is inches from 700.  Marvel and DC [...]

The World Of Quest

Esther Keller

Looking for an action-filled comic, worthy of a Saturday morning cartoon?  Well look no further than the World of Quest.  Bold, vivid colors, action, adventure, and humor will make this a surefire hit with the elementary age crowd. The World of Quest Jason T. Kruse Ages 7-11 Yen Press, $9.99 The story starts with the [...]

Opinion: The Big Book of Fun!

Brigid Alverson

I was delighted to read this morning that Abrams is planning to bring out something called The TOON Treasury of Funny Comic Books for Kids, to be edited by TOON Books publishers Francoise Mouly and Art Spiegelman. From ICv2: The TOON Treasury will focus on comic books, not strips and will feature humorous self-contained stories [...]

Linkfest: Midwinter treats

Brigid Alverson

At Doodles and Dailies, the First Second Books blog, Jennifer Brown has a nice report on Gene Yang’s YALSA presentation. And here’s an interview with him from the Centre Daily Times. Johanna Draper Carlson spots a change in direction for Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Sabrina’s cat is now the lead character, and the comic is [...]

Online comics for kids and teens

Brigid Alverson

In this month’s SLJ, Anna Adam and Helen Mowers put the spotlight on children’s books that are available online in their entirety. Thanks to an upsurge of interest in classic comics and illustration, there is also an interesting selection of comics available online. I’m not talking about webcomics here but comics and graphic novels that [...]