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Links: Back to work edition

We had a very busy holiday weekend here at Good Comics for Kids, so if you were away from the internet over the weekend, here’s a quick summary: Esther Keller interviewed Nadja Spiegelman, daughter of Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly and the writer of the forthcoming Zig and Wikki from Toon Books; Snow Wildsmith reviewed […]

Mother/Daughter Review: ChocoMimi Volumes 1-2

Choco and Mimi are eighth graders and the best of friends.  Despite having different personalities, Choco is studious and reliable while Mimi is silly and spoiled, they still share a lot in common.  Their love of fashion, talking about boys and just having fun together keeps their friendship strong.  No boy, skirt or dessert can […]

All ages comics and manga for 11/25/09

Is calling a title for All Ages misleading?  Sometimes, but only in the same way a G rating on a movie is.  Comics can be written to appeal to a wide audience or specific to certain age range.  An all ages rating may not be that specific, but it’s at least something, and I for […]

Interview: Nadja Spiegelman

This spring, Toon Books will be releasing its first science-based comic,  Zig & Wikki in Something Ate My Homework. Penned by Nadja Spiegelman and drawn by Trade Loeffler, readers will enjoy this engaging story of intergalactic beings, coming to Earth in search of a class pet.  Below, Nadja Spiegelman talks about her experience as a […]

Review: Sugarholic, vol. 1-2

Jae-Gyu is a naïve twenty-year-old whose grandmother is no longer going to tolerate her laziness. When their home in the country is destroyed, her grandmother and mother find a new home in their small town with only room for the two of them. Jae-Gyu is sent to Seoul to live with her older brother. Not […]

Review: Wall-E, No. 00

In 2008, Boom! Studios announced that it would be teaming up with Disney to produce kid-friendly comics based on Pixar properties such as Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., and Toy Story. The line debuted earlier this year with a four-issue sequel to The Incredibles penned by industry veteran Mark Waid (The Amazing Spiderman, Captain America, The […]

Links: The myth of All Ages

Graphic Novel Reporter asked librarians and others for their recommendations for the Best Graphic Novel of 2009. Lots of good suggestions here! The Georgetown Record has a nice interview with Cap’n Eli creator Jay Piscopo. (Via All Ages Graphic Novels.) Kiel Phegley talks to Eric Powell, creator of The Goon, about his new project, a […]

Contest: The Color of …

Black Friday isn’t here yet, but with the season of giving almost upon us, we thought it was time to give a little something back to our readers. So we will be giving away five sets of Kim Dong Hwa’s The Color of … trilogy to five lucky commenters. The trilogy, which comprises The Color […]

Number crunching: How Looking at Graphic Novel Circulation Statistics from Many Perspectives Help You Know What’s Really Flying Off the Shelves

The circulation numbers for graphic novel collections have always been a selling point.  Considering my circulations recently, the numbers are truly impressive.  Case Closed, as a series, has circulated over 1200 times (with an average of 40 circulations per volume).  In prose fiction, this number can’t even be touched by the Twilight series (352 circulations, […]

All ages comics and manga for 11/18/09

A week before Thanksgiving, and the list is on the short side this week.  Boom! Studios has more Disney goodness to share, including one of my picks for the holidays.  Bongo Comics lets the Simpsons run wild through well known stories featuring animals.  It’s a twisted dose of animal literature!  DC and Image Comics also […]