There’s some great fresh content up at Graphic Novel Reporter this week: John Hogan talks to Udon’s Jim Zubkavich about the new Udon Kids manga line, Jimmy Gownley about the award-winning Amelia Rules, and Eric Wight about his new chapter book-graphic novel hybrid Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom. Also, GNR picks the hottest titles of summer for kids, tweens, and teens.
Our own Eva Volin was at Book Expo America, and she teamed up with Diamond’s John Shableski and several others to list the hottest graphic novels coming out this fall.
Also at BEA, Dark Horse announced that it will publish an original graphic novel by Jane Yolen, The Last Dragon. Yolen, who has written over 280 books for children and young adults, wrote an original story for the graphic novel.
Chris Wilson has an interesting, detailed account of how he used comics to get a boy interested in reading at The Graphic Classroom.
Jay Piscopo shares a bit of an upcoming graphic novel on his blog and hypes the show Colorful Characters: Storytelling Through Comics, which will run at the Wenham Museum in Wenham, MA from June 9 through Sept. 13.
Chris Wilson on Adventures in Cartooning (The Graphic Classroom)
John Hogan on The Amazing Remarkable Monsieur Leotard (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Brian P. Rubin on Beanworld, Book 1: Wahoolazuma! (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Sandy Bilus on Benny and Penny in The Big No-No (I Love Rob Liefeld)
Greg McElhatton on Benny and Penny in The Big No-No (Read About Comics)
John Hogan on Cirque du Freak (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Marc Mason on The Color of Earth (Comics Waiting Room)
John Hogan on Coraline (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Brad Curran on The Eternal Smile (Comics Should Be Good)
John Hogan on G-Man: Learning to Fly (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Matt Morrison on Life Sucks (Looking To The Stars)
Lori Henderson on Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers #1 (Manga Xanadu)
Lori Henderson on vol. 1 of Ninja Baseball Kyuma (Manga Xanadu)
J. Caleb Mozzocco on vol. 1 of Ninja Baseball Kyuma (Every Day Is Like Wednesday)
Greg McElhatton on chapters 1-5 of Rin-Ne (Read About Comics)
Courtney Kraft on Star Trek: The Next Generation—The Manga (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Richard Bruton on vol. 1 of Tiny Tyrant (Forbidden Planet Blog)