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) gmail.com 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.
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)