At Suvudu.com, Dominique Cimina interviews Erik Craddock, the author of the Stone Rabbit series.
I talked to Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly about The Toon Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics for this week’s issue of PWCW. Go, read—it’s a gorgeous book and they had lots to say about it. And if that whets your appetite for old, goofy kids’ comics, check out The Greatest Ape, a blog devoted to the delights of the ten-cent comic, with scans of older issues and affectionate blog posts about characters and creators. (Via The Beat.) Indeed, The Greatest Ape led me to this post on Little Archie creator Bob Bolling, one of the few Archie creators to get much publicity in his lifetime.
Also at PWCW, Calvin Reid has the deets on Capstone’s new line of nonfiction graphic novels for kids.
At Comic Book Resources, Shaun Manning talks to Matt Loux about Salt Water Taffy; the third volume is out this week.
Nicolas Verstappen interviews James Sturm and Rich Tommaso, the creators of Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow, at du9.
For the puzzled and the curious, Sheena McNeil takes up the question of What is Manga?—and, by extension, what is not?
This article on British girls’ comics of the 1970s and 1980s (my favorite genre!) discusses how they went from moral tales to bizarre psychodramas.
Out from the Comic Shop lists this week’s new kid-friendly comics.
Tangognat on vol. 2 of Animal Academy and vol. 2 of Takeru (Tangognat)
Brigid Alverson on vol. 1 of Billy & Buddy: Remember This, Billy? (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Dave Ferraro on Cat Burglar Black (Comics-and-More)
Dave Ferraro on vol. 1 of Happy Happy Clover (Comics-and-More)
Lissa Pattillo on Legend of Zelda: Four Swords (Part One) (Kuriousity)
Joy Kim on vol. 1 of Sugar Princess: Skating to Win (Joy Kim)
Chris Wilson on Usagi Yojimbo (The Graphic Classroom)