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Links: Good news, bad news

Brigid Alverson

Two publishers are launching new comics series for kids, while another teen-girls project folds. PWCW’s Calvin Reid reports that Papercutz, the publisher of the Nancy Drew and Bionicle graphic novels, will be publishing graphic novels based on the Disney Fairies series of prose books. The graphic novels will be original stories, not adaptations. Reid also [...]

Roundtable: The Color of Earth

Katherine Dacey

Last month, First Second released The Color of Earth, a critically acclaimed manhwa by artist Kim Dong Hwa. The story focuses on Ehwa, a young girl on the brink of adolescence, and her mother. The two live in a rural village in pre-war Korea, where Ehwa’s mother, a widow, runs a small tavern. The Color [...]

Review: The Big Adventures of Majoko

Esther Keller

Sometimes it’s hard for an adult to read a story for children and enjoy it for what it is. Just a story for children.  On first read, adults reading The Big Adventures of Majoko might just shrug their shoulders wondering where is the complexity in this story or the oomph, but upon a second read [...]

All ages comics and manga for 5/13/09

Lori Henderson

It’s another strong showing for all ages titles this week!  At Archie Comics, Sonic the Hedgehog turns 200!  That’s 16+ years of action and adventure from the blue blur, his tail-spinning sidekick, and all their friends and enemies.  Joining Sonic is another 90′s icon, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with a trade compilation of the [...]

Links: MLA highlights and latest news

Brigid Alverson

I was away last Friday at the Massachusetts Library Association conference’s Graphic Novel Mini-Conference, where thanks to fellow Good Comics for Kids blogger Robin Brenner, I participated in the State of the Industry panel. For those who missed it, here are some blog posts that hit the highlights: Millie Gonzalez on Graphic Novels 101, featuring [...]

Review: Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers, No. 1

Katherine Dacey

On paper, Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers looked like a slam dunk for the 10-and-up crowd: take the animal sidekicks of beloved Marvel superheroes and feature them in their own time-traveling, kid-friendly adventure. In practice, however, Lockjaw turned out to be an all-ages comic in name only. The real audience for this four-issue series is [...]

Links: Fun with math and more

Brigid Alverson

Kiel Phegley talks to Eric Wight about his foray into kids’ graphic novels, Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom, at Comic Book Resources. Graphic Novel Reporter interviews Darren G. Davis, president of Female Force, the imprint of Bluewater Comics that has been turning out all those comics bios of famous women. I enjoyed the [...]

All ages comics and manga for 5/6/09

Lori Henderson

It’s another good week for the young tweens.  DC’s Supergirl series comes to an end.  If it did well enough, maybe there will be another series.  There’s another Magic Trixie for the early readers as well as more Naruto.  Doctor Who Classics gets another collection, and Little Brown & Co. floods us with the rest [...]

If You’re in Canada…TCAF!

Scott Robins

What have you been up to lately? I’ve been helping put together a comics festival! If you’re in the Toronto area, the Toronto Comic Arts Festival is happening this weekend, May 9th and 10th at the Toronto Reference Library. Below is a selection of the programming — check out the Books for Boys panel . [...]

Review: Joey Fly, Private Eye, in Creepy Crawly Crime

Eva Volin

Sometimes it’s hard to pull off a particular style when writing for kids.  Are the kids going to get it?  Will they understand the nuances of word choice, the significance of color schemes, the jokes?  Aaron Reynolds and Neil Numberman take film noir, apply some schtick, and make what can be a dry sub-genre work [...]