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Links: Adventures ends, Heropotamus begins

Here’s a great conversation between two cartoonists who both do historical fiction, although of very different types: Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo) and Chris Schweizer (Crogan’s Vengeance), brought together by The Comics Journal.

Evelyne Aka talks to Marguerite Abouet about her graphic novels Aya and Aya of Yop City. (Via The Beat.)

Geek Dad lists the best kids’ comics of the decade.

Marvel is ending the current incarnation of its Marvel Adventures line.

Ada Price takes a look at comics adaptations of the classics at Publishers Weekly Comics Week.

Josh Alves, creator of Araknid Kid, launched a new all-ages webcomic on Christmas: Heropotamus, the story of a girl who gets a superhero hippopotamus for Christmas.

Kevin Melrose has the Silver Sponsor Free Comic Book Day comics, with covers, at Robot 6.

Booklist names The Storm in the Barn their top youth fiction book of 2009. And The Toon Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics makes the NPR reviewers’ list of best books of 2009.


Steve Bennett on Fantastic Four comics (ICv2)
Michael May on The Good Neighbors, Book Two – Kith (Robot 6)
Vom Marlowe on How to Draw Manga: Ultimate Manga Lessons, Vol. 5: Basics of Portraying Action (The Hooded Utilitarian)
Chris Wilson on The Prince of Persia (The Graphic Classroom)
Sterg Botzakis on Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow (Graphic Novel Resources)
Elizabeth Burns on The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook (A Chair, a Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy)
Larry Litle on Teen Titans Go! (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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