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Links: Zot, JELLO-Man, and Fraggle Rock (maybe)

Top Shelf has posted a preview of Jeff Lemire’s Essex County trilogy, which will be coming out in a single volume later this year. (Via 4thletter.)

Brian Heater presents part 1 of an interview with Archie Comics honcho Victor Gorelick at The Daily Cross Hatch, and Valerie D’Orazio talks to Gorelick about Archie’s impending nuptials. Speaking of the Riverdale gang, did you know that there’s an Archie Comics blog that features sneak previews like this one of upcoming comics?

Matthew Badham talks to Jim Medway and Adam Cadwell, two creators from the short-lived British children’s comic The DFC, about working on the comic and their plans for the future—yes, there will be more. Start here with part one, and follow the links to the other three parts. (Via Journalista.)

If you’re still on the fence about Zot!, check out this hefty preview at the HarperCollins website.

Sean Kleefeld reacts badly to Bluewater’s latest presidential comic, the one about the Obamas’ dog.

If you haven’t already, check out Eric Wight’s guest review of From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler at Unshelved.

Gavok takes a look at a childhood favorite, The Adventures of JELL-O Man and Wobbly, at 4thletter.

Papercutz is banking on their new Geronimo Stilton graphic novel being a big success; the initial print run is 50,000, 2 1/2 times the run for their Bionicle graphic novels.

Comic Book Resources picks up on a hint that Archaia may be planning a series based on Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock.

There’s a new episode of the Comics Playground podcast up.


Kevin Hodgson on Archie’s War: My Scrapbook of the First World War (The Graphic Classroom)
Brigid Alverson on vol. 1 of The Big Adventures of Majoko (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Grant Goodman on vol. 1 of Cirque du Freak (Manga Recon)
Brigid Alverson on vol. 1 of Fairy Idol Kanon (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Lori Henderson on vol. 1 of Fairy Idol Kanon (Manga Xanadu)
Sheena McNeil on vol. 2 of Happy Happy Clover (Sequential Tart)
Cory Doctorow on No Girls Allowed (Boing Boing)
Chris Wilson on Kid Beowulf and the Blood-Bound Oath (The Graphic Classroom)
Courtney Kraft on vol. 1 of Pixie (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 1 of Real (Kuriousity)

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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