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Links: Great GNs for teens, classic comics for children

Brigid Alverson

YALSA has posted the nominations for its Great Graphic Novels for Teens list. The final selections will be announced at the ALA midwinter meeting in Boston.

At Comic Book Resources, Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly talk to Chris Mautner about The Toon Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics.

Boom! Studios’ childrens comics line is one of the topics that came up when I interviewed writer and editor Mark Waid for Publishers Weekly Comics Week.

Writer S. E. Hinton has signed with Bluewater to do both adaptations of her novels and a brand-new title.

At Graphic Novel Reporter, John Hogan talks to James Kakalios, the author of The Physics of Superheroes.

Carol Fitzgerald presents an interesting breakdown of teens’ reading habits at Publishers Weekly; it’s notable that 20% say they read graphic novels.

Toon Books posts a video of a Readers Theater performance of Luke on the Loose. (Via Teaching Graphic Novels.) And this is cool: A second and third grade class has their own blog, in which they discuss Otto’s Orange Day. (Via the Toon Books blog.)

And this is what it’s all about: Gerald McBoingBoing pays a visit to The Big Blog of Kids’ Comics.

Reviews

John Hogan on American Jesus (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Archie Comics for September and October 2009 (Comics Worth Reading)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Archie Digests for September and October 2009 (Comics Worth Reading)

Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 2 of Choco Mimi, vol. 2 of The Lapis Lazuli Crown, and vol. 6 of Yotsuba&! (Comics Worth Reading)
John Hogan on The Incredibles: Family Matters (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Melissa on Joey Fly, Private Eye (Book Nut)
Snow Wildsmith on Kit Feeny: On the Move (Graphic Novel Reporter)
John Hogan on Refresh, Refresh (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Snow Wildsmith on vols. 1-3 of Salt Water Taffy (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Brigid Alverson on Tiny Tyrant, vol. 1: The Ethelbertosaurus (Graphic Novel Reporter)
John Hogan on The Toon Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Lori Henderson on vol. 1 of Yokaiden (Manga Xanadu)

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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 E-Reader.com. 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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