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All ages comics and manga for 7/29/09

Lori Henderson

Comics remain king on the list.  Archie’s Sabrina vol 2: Young Salem arc finally comes to an end.  Boom! Studios starts another Muppet Show series, and Dark Horse has a new Star Wars Adventures for younger readers.  The Astro Boy movie got a lot of good reactions from fans at SDCC, so check out the [...]

Review: Summer Reading Challenge – Leave it to Chance

Esther Keller

The Leave it to Chance Trilogy is the first set of books I set out to read for my summer reading challenge. It’s been languishing on my library shelves, though I know that it came highly recommended.  Now that I’ve finally picked up these oversized volumes, I can’t wait to go back in the Fall [...]

Summer Reading Challenge! Tomoko Taniguchi

Sabrina Fritz

One of the manga-kas whose books I have been collecting recently is Tomoko Taniguchi.  She’s a master of saccharine shojo stories directed at young girls.  I reviewed one of her books, Miss Me?, back in March, and today, I have two more of her works, Let’s Stay Together Forever and Call Me Princess. Let’s Stay [...]

SDCC – Andy Runton & Owly animation

Scott Robins

It’s really hard not to love Owly. A few weeks ago, it was announced that this lovable character would make the leap to from the page to the 3D screen. An animated short debuted last weeked at San Diego Comic-Con and I had the pleasure to speak with Andy Runton about how the short came [...]

Links: Bone, Archie, school libraries

Brigid Alverson

SDCC news: CBR has a thorough and interesting write-up of the Archie panel, with news about Archie’s upcoming marriage to Veronica, the return of the Super Teens, webcomics plans, and more. Jeffrey Renaud interviews writer Paul Tobin about the Marvel Adventures series. CBR also covers the Oni Press panel, which sounds like it was a [...]

All ages comics and manga for 7/22/09

Lori Henderson

Even though it’s just before a major con, the kids comics list is jumping!  Archie is about to roll over to the big #600.  Boom! Studios finishes it’s first Cars comic, but there’s more on the way.  IDW debuts a mini series based on Fox’s Nascar mascot Digger the Gopher, in series of short stories [...]

SDCC – Saturday: Photo parade

Scott Robins

It’s Sunday morning here in sunny San Diego and I’m just waking up for the last day of Comic-Con, which is KIDS DAY! There’s still many great panels that I need to cover before heading home this evening. Watch this blog for more San Diego Comic-Con coverage over the next couple of weeks. In the [...]

SDCC – Friday: From the convention floor

Scott Robins

Despite the sheer number of people on the convention floor, I still managed to pick up a few interesting news bites so far about comics and graphic novels for kids here in San Diego. – With the big annoucement of further books in Jeff Smith’s Bone series, the press release did not mention that a [...]

Eisner awards honor kid and teen titles

Brigid Alverson

The Eisner Awards were handed out last night at San Diego Comic-Con. Although quite a few kid- and teen-friendly comics were nominated, only a handful were winners. Here’s the lineup: Best Short Story: "Murder He Wrote," by Ian Boothby, Nina Matsumoto, and Andrew Pepoy, in The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror #14 (Bongo) Best Continuing Series: [...]

SDCC – Thursday: Photo parade

Scott Robins

The first official day of the convention brought even larger crowds than Wednesday evening. It was truly nonstop fans in the exhibit hall and line-ups for all the great programming at the show. Here’s more photos from the show floor: Nothing says San Diego Comic-Con than a giant inflated Pikachu. Viz showcased its kids line [...]