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Links: Classic treasury edition

At, 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.

Nate Stearns discusses teaching with comics at The Graphic Classroom; elsewhere in the building, Chris Wilson is thinking ahead: He is ordering mini-comics to give away on Halloween.

Thinking even further ahead, the Archie folks post previews of the next Betty & Veronica digest and details of their December comics.

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)

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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