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Links: Lunch Lady, manga dads, and more

Jarrett J. Krosoczka is serving up not one but two Lunch Lady graphic novels next month, and there are more waiting on the warming table. I interviewed him for Graphic Novel Reporter, where he discussed not just the new books but his career as a picture book creator as well.

And at Publishers Weekly Comics Week, I talk to Brian Leung about his kids’ webcomics portal Kidjutsu.

The Archie folks post another batch of previews of their upcoming comics as well as info on their September releases. And if you’re going to Wizard World Philadelphia this week, look out for Betty & Veronica writer Dan Parent, who will be in Artist’s Alley.

Our own Lori Henderson takes a look at dads in manga at Manga Xanadu.

Deb Aoki suggests some kid-friendly manga for summer at

Nickeodeon Magazine may be gone, but they are keeping their comics-focused Livejournal up as a tribute.

At her LJ, Raina Telgemeier unveils the cover for Smile, due out in February.

Jenny Craven and Graham Thompson look at an earlier incarnation of the Muppets comic at Comix 411.

Chris Wilson writes about a comics club for fourth-graders at The Graphic Classroom.

There seem to be a lot of summer events going on. Frank Cammuso, creator of Knights of the Lunch Table and Otto’s Orange Day, blogs about his visit to Hanover, PA, home of Utz potato chips and some very enthusiastic readers. Captain Eli creator Jay Piscopo will be doing workshops in several Pennsylvania libraries in July.


David Brothers on Aya (4thletter!)
Chris Wilson on Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman (The Graphic Classroom)
Deb Aoki on vol. 1 of Dinosaur Hour (
Nate Stearns on The Eternal Smile (The Graphic Classroom)
Kevin Hodgson on Garage Band (The Graphic Classroom)
Greg McElhatton on Mouse Guard: Winter 1142 (Read About Comics)
Kevin Hodgson on No Girls Allowed (The Graphic Classroom)
J. Caleb Mozzocco on Tiny Tyrant Vol. 1: The Ethelbertosaurus (Blog@Newsarama)
Kristy Valenti on The War at Ellesmere (comiXology)

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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