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Links: All treats, no tricks

Brigid Alverson

Kristy Valenti covers the graphic novel panel at Seattle Bookfest for comiXology. It’s not specifically about kids, but there’s lots of interesting conversation about how people read comics and graphic novels. YALSA has posted the nominations for their Great Graphic Novels for Teens list. Out from the Comics Shop lists this week’s new kid-friendly comics. [...]

All ages comics and manga for 10/28/09

Lori Henderson

Halloween is just around the corner, which is reflected in this week’s picks.  Also check out the second volume in the POP Wonderland Series from Dark Horse, this time featuring Little Red Riding Hood.  The second issue of Boom! Studio’s Muppet Peter Pan is out this week, while DC Comics must deal with The Attack [...]

Review: G-Man: Learning to Fly

Snow Wildsmith

Learning to fly turns out to be the least of Mikey’s problems. As G-Man he must cope with a host of unpleasant surprises, such as the bratty son of a superhero, the crazy activities at the Sunnyside Superhero Summercamp, the Christmas Tree of Doom, and, worst of all, his brother Dave, aka Great Man. G-Man: [...]

Roundtable: Who decides what kids can read?

Robin Brenner

Rather than the more usual story covering a parent objecting to graphic novels in the library, in this case this article reported library staff at the Jessamine County Library, located in Nicholasville, Kentucky, stepped in to prevent what they dubbed "porn" from being distributed to a child (an eleven year old girl.)  The article, as [...]

Review: NG Life Volume 1

Lori Henderson

Ever since he was young, Keidai Saeki could remember his past life.  In 79 A.D., he was the roman soldier Sirix, living in the city of Pompeii.  Everyone around him, his parents, and his best friend, Mii Serizawa, are also reincarnations of people from Pompeii.  Keidai’s problem is, he is the only person who remembers [...]

Links: New ventures and old favorites

Brigid Alverson

0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false  JK Parkin reports on Bone creator Jeff Smith’s appearance at Alternative Press Expo. Graphic Novel Reporter’s John Hogan interviews Josh Elder, creator of Mail Order Ninja, about his latest venture, the nonprofit Reading with Pictures. NPR’s All Things Considered has a story on Diary [...]

Links: New ventures and old favorites

Brigid Alverson

At Graphic Novel Reporter, John Hogan interviews Josh Elder, creator of Mail Order Ninja, about his latest venture, the nonprofit Reading with Pictures. JK Parkin reports on Bone creator Jeff Smith’s appearance at Small Press Expo NPR’s All Things Considered has a story on Jeff Kinney, creator of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and Jeff [...]

All ages comics and manga for 10/21/09

Lori Henderson

Hey! It’s the pets edition of the all ages comics list this week.  Diary of a Wimpy Kid vol 4 is out, and is about the "dog" days of summer.  Who is this new addition to the Heffley family?  Then there’s everyone’s favorite Great Dane, Scooby-Doo, who has to face down a giant snake that [...]

Review: Happyloo

Snow Wildsmith

Happyloo is a place where friends come together and have fun. Meet Tickle, Meatsauce, and Koolie–and the bullies Devon and Squirm–as they all have adventures together. Happyloo: friends, foes, and fun Mark Mariano All Ages My Pal Mark, April 2009, ISBN: 978-0-9823750-0-6 136 pages, $11.99 Mariano’s book is half wordless graphic novel and half craft [...]

Quick links: News and reviews

Brigid Alverson

John Hogan talks to Holly Black about The Good Neighbors: Kith at Graphic Novel Reporter. J.L. Bell has some comments on Eric Shanower’s adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The Archie Comics folks post some previews, including another surprise in the Archie-marries-Veronica arc, and info on their January issues. Dave Roman is clearing out [...]