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Linkfest: Is it spring yet?

Brigid Alverson

At Graphic Novel Reporter, John Hogan leads a great discussion of graphic novels in libraries with several librarians, including our own Eva Volin.

Precocious Curmudgeon David Welsh blogs his thoughts on the YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens lists. And he notes an omission.

Why is Jeff Smith’s art so good? Consequentialart’s Sequential Art Class dissects a page of Bone to show you why. (Via The Comics Reporter.)

J. L. Bell discusses why Stinky is different from your standard picture book—the comics format provides more information but can be more challenging to decipher.

Park Cooper continues his interview with Chynna Clugston at Manga Life.

CBC Radio has an interview with both the authors of Skim, Mariko and Jillian Tamaki. You can listen to it via podcast.

Jennifer Contino talks to San Sakai, creator of Usagi Yojimbo, at The Pulse, and she also discusses the state of Archie with editor-in-chief Victor Gorelick. (Second link via Journalista.)

At the Canadian blog Drawn, Naseem Hrab and Kean Soo interview Shaun Tan.

This post at Lybrary.com makes an interesting claim: The French comic Lucky Luke has American origins. (Via The Comics Reporter.)

Odd comics for kids: Learning to Share posts some old Davey comics from a Catholic magazine of the 1950s.

Reviews

Michael May on Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery (Robot 6)
Lissa Pattillo on Best of Pokemon Red and Best of Pokemon Yellow (Kuriousity)
Michael C. Lorah on Chiggers (Blog@Newsarama)
Matthew J. Brady on Crogan’s Vengeance (Warren Peace Sings the Blues)
Brigid Alverson on Ed’s Terrestrials (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Dave Ferraro on vol. 1 of Gunnerkrigg Court (Comics-and-More)
Brigid Alverson on Hyperactive (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Sarah Boslaugh on Into the Volcano (PLAYBACK:stl)
Chris Wilson on Kampung Boy (Comics in the Classroom)
Brigid Alverson on Pet Robots (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 2 of Slam Dunk (The Comic Book Bin)
John Hogan on The Stuff of Life (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 15 of Tail of the Moon (The Comic Book Bin)
Brian Heater on Tales from Outer Suburbia (The Daily Cross-Hatch)
Jeff VanderMeer on Tales from Outer Suburbia (Omnivoracious)

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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.

Comments

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