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SDCC – Wednesday

San Diego Comic-Con is indeed upon us and Preview Night was packed with professionals, press and attendees waiting to get a glimpse of all the great exhibits, free swag and exclusive giveaways on, what most people call ‘day zero’, of the show. Here’s a couple more shots from the show floor to whet your appetite: […]

Breaking: Big pile o’Bones for Scholastic

What’s cuter than a Twilight novel and almost as lucrative? Jeff Smith’s Bone, and the Scholastic folks must be pleased to have the contract for more volumes of the popular series. Full press release below: BESTSELLING COMICS CREATOR JEFF SMITH TO PUBLISH MORE BONE TITLES WITH SCHOLASTIC Graphix Imprint to Introduce New BONE Publishing in […]

Kids comics at SDCC

SDCC is upon us. Since it can be a bit overwhelming, we rounded up some of the kids’ comics highlights: Jeff Smith will be there, and there will be a screening of "The Cartoonist," a documentary about his work on Bone. Top Shelf will debut an animated short based on Owly. Disney will be announcing […]

Review: Pixie Volume 1

Japan isn’t the only place American companies can license comics from.  Tokyopop, in an attempt to expand their offerings has picked up some titles from France, and this is one of them.  A full color fantasy, it’s full of action and adventure as Pixie, a petty thief takes on more than he can chew when […]

Links: Last stop before San Diego

I wrote a brief article for the latest issue of the SLJ Teen newsletter, rounding up publishers’ webcomics sites. I also did a piece on British kids’ comics, which had way too much influence on me when I was growing up, at The Hooded Utilitarian, as part of their Kids Comics Roundtable, which comprises a […]

Colorful Characters: Storytelling Through Comics, Part I

The Wenham Museum has a simple mission: to collect and display objects that document how we, as Americans, "have worked, dressed, and played from the 17th century to today." The lion’s share of this small, Boston-area museum is devoted to childhood objects, from train sets to antique dolls, so it’s fitting that its newest exhibit, […]

All ages comics and manga for 7/15/09

It’s all about the serial comics this week, with all the major players having something out.  Boom! Studios finishes it’s premiere Incredibles title.  Expect more later.  Marvel continues Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers, and excellent title so far.  Stock up on comics while you can this week, because there won’t be a lot coming out […]

AA Picks Index April-June 2009

Another quarter is gone and that means a new index of the comics and manga picks.  Wow!  Look at all that manga!  Publishers have really been embracing the kid demographic, with lots of new titles in all formats.  That’s great for kids and adults.  While there is an upswing in licensed titles, there are just […]

Review: The Manga Cookbook

I love to cook.  My new found love started sometime between the time I got married, when I realized my husband is a very appreciative eater and the time my mother was hospitalized for a short time and we passed the hours watching cooking shows together.  So when I first spotted the Manga Cookbook I […]

Links: Amulet, slapstick, and a podcast

Zack Smith talks to Kazu Kibuishi about Amulet 2 at Newsarama. Noah Berlatsky discusses the slapstick creations of Mo Willems at The Hooded Utilitarian, where I will be joining the regular crew for a roundtable on kid’s comics this week. The new Comics Playground podcast is up, and it includes reviews and coverage of Heroes […]