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Links: Quick Monday roundup

Jimmy Gownley’s comic-strip review of Harriet the Spy, which he did for Sunday’s Unshelved, just made me wish he would do a graphic novel adaptation of the whole book. It would be a perfect match!

Jack Wilson of The Graphic Classroom has completed his master’s thesis, and it’s on an interesting topic: Whether reading comics motivates fifth-graders to read more.

Teach Comics is a new site dedicated to using comics in the classroom; a recent post also focuses on picking age-appropriate comics for the classroom. (Found via All Ages Graphic Novels.)


Billy Aguiar on vol. 1 of Animal Academy (Prospero’s Manga)
Oyceter on Emiko Superstar (Sakura of DOOM)
Dave Ferrar on The Eternal Smile (Comics-and-More)
Melinda Beasi on vols. 1 and 2 of Off*Beat (there it is, plain as daylight)
Greg McElhatton on Skim (Read About Comics)
Nate Stearns on Swallow Me Whole (The Graphic Classroom)

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 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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