Here’s a nice local-paper article about a 15-year-old girl who donated her manga collection to her local library. In the piece, the local librarian discusses how manga is inviting to reluctant readers but also challenges them to read at a high level. The girl herself is very interesting—she started reading manga at age 6 and is now learning Japanese and running her own scanlation site.
This week’s New York Times Graphic Books best-seller list is up, and it’s nice to see Tiny Titans make an appearance alongside all the darker, more adult titles.
The Robot 6 bloggers have some suggestions for licensed kids’ comics they’d like to see.
Jay Piscopo, creator of the Capt’n Eli books, will be in Charlotte, NC, this week to talk about graphic novels and do some drawing workshops. Jay is an energetic creator who does a lot of appearances and educational work; to keep tabs on him, check out his blog, All Ages Graphic Novels.
Chris Wilson on Another Dirt Sandwich (The Graphic Classroom)
Anonymous reviewer on Benny and Penny in The Big No-No (ICv2)
Michelle Smith on vol. 1 of Goong (Comic Book Resources)
Nick Smith on vol. 1 of Leave it to PET (ICv2)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 2 of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Kuriousity)
Michelle Smith on vol. 4 of One Piece (soliloquy in blue)
Diana Dang on vol. 1 of Pixie (Stop, Drop, and Read)
Michael Schofield on Poetry Comics: A Literary Postcard Book (The Graphic Classroom)
Michelle Smith on The War at Ellsmere (Manga Recon)