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Links: Old comics in antique stores

ALA Midwinter is just around the corner, and I and several other Good Comics for Kids bloggers will be there. Drop us a line at wordballoons (at) if you want to meet up.

Straight from the horse’s mouth: Kristy Valenti interviews some actual children about their taste in comics. This made me feel old:

[Kristy] What comics do you have?

Michael: I’ve never really had any, but I usually go around town and look at these old antique stores where I read them. I sit there for hours reading these old comics that I find in there.

Zack Smith talks to Kazu Kibuishi about the print edition of Copper.

New at the Archie News blog: Previews of upcoming comics, Archie dates one of the Pussycats, and Archie gets his own postage stamp (with Betty and Veronica, of course).

Out from the Comic Shop presents this week’s kid-friendly comics.

English teacher Allen Porter explains how he taught a high school course on graphic novels as literature at Graphic Novel Reporter.

Recognizing a significant unmet need, Bluewater announces that they will publish a Lady Gaga bio-comic.

Tangognat has some suggestions for manga that might appeal to a boy who likes Archie.

Matt Phelan’s The Storm in the Barn is the winner of the 2010 Scott O’Dell award for historical fiction. Horn Book editor Roger Sutton then addresses the question of whether graphic novels are eligible for various awards; an interesting discussion regarding e-books springs up in comments.

The Disney Comics Worldwide blog has a peek at BOOM! Studios’ new edition of the Scrooge McDuck comics as well as info on two new Disney comics, also from BOOM!
Graphic Novel Reporter talks to writer, editor, and consultant Sari Wilson.

Corrina Lawson casts a parents-eye view on Shonen Jump at Wired’s GeekDad blog.


Kevin Hodgson on Building the Great Wall of China (The Graphic Classroom)
Nate Stearns on King Lear and Stick Figure Hamlet (The Graphic Classroom)
Faith McAdams on vol. 1 of Oh! My Brother (Animanga Nation)
Joy Kim on vols. 1-6 of Oyayubihime Infinity (Joy Kim)
Danica Davidson on The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Danica Davidson on The Starry Night (Graphic Novel Reporter)

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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