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Links: Kiddie Komix Kontroversy

Brigid Alverson

The debate over all-ages comics continues to rage on multiple websites; Kevin Melrose sums it up handily, with links and commentary, at Robot 6. Meanwhile, the retail site ICv2 talks to Marvel publisher Dan Buckley, and kids’ comics are on the menu. Buckley says he is happy with the Marvel Adventures line and doesn’t plan anything more; his take is really business-oriented, and it’s kind of interesting. One thing I did not know: Much of the content is available at Marvelkids.com.

Jules interviews Aaron Reynolds and Neil Numberman, the creators of Joey Fly, Private Eye, at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast.

Bone creator Jeff Smith is the guest on this week’s Comic Geek Speak podcast, and the documentary that features him, The Cartoonist, will be airing on some PBS stations.

Boom! Studios is relaunching its Muppets, Toy Story, and Incredibles comics as ongoing series, following the success of the original limited-edition series.

Leigh Stein explains why comics fans may not be the best advocates for kids’ graphic novels at the Toon Books blog.

Out from the Comic Shop lists the latest kid-friendly releases.

A librarian asks Lori Henderson for help finding manga for a 10-year-old reader, and Lori responds with some useful resources (including this site).

The X-Librarian takes a look at the best kid-friendly graphic novels from the December Previews.

The saga of Jessamyn County, Kentucky, continues, with the library moving their adult graphic novels farther from the YA section and the two recalcitrant employees, who kept a graphic novel checked out for a year because they felt it was obscene, staying fired.

Matt Loux treats us to a bit of art from vol. 4 of Salt Water Taffy.

The Archie folks have some new previews for us. And the auteur of the latest Jughead comic is none other than Robot Chicken writer and creator Tom Root.

At The Pulse, Jennifer Contino wonders whatever happened to Christmas comics?

The Graphic Classroom is giving away five copies of the YA comic/prose hybrid Malice.

Reviews:
The Comics Vine has a new kid reviewer, Li’l G-Girl, who reviews recent kids’ comics together with her dad.

John Hogan on Casper the Friendly Ghost 60th Anniversary Special (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Johanna Draper Carlson on The Color of Earth, The Color of Water, and The Color of Heaven (Comics Worth Reading)
Nicola on Crogan’s Vengeance (Graphic Novels Challenge)
Michael C. Lorah on Dignifying Science: Stories About Women Scientists (Blog@Newsarama)
Nicola on Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom (Graphic Novels Challenge)
Timothy Hodler on Herge: The Man Who Created Tintin (Bookforum)
Chris Wilson on Mo and Jo Fighting Together Forever (The Graphic Classroom)
Lori Henderson on the January issue of Shonen Jump (Manga Xanadu)
Kevin Hodgson on The Storm in the Barn (The Graphic Classroom)
Andrew Wheeler on Tiny Tyrant, Adventures in Cartooning, and Cat Burglar Black (ComicMix)
Courtney Kraft on vol. 1 of Vermonia (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 7 of Yotsuba&! (Comics Worth Reading)

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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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