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Links: Smile, Smile, Smile

Brigid Alverson

The most tempting book on my stack right now is Jason Shiga’s mega-Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book Meanwhile. Louis Peitzman talks to Shiga about his complicated new book for the San Francisco Chronicle. Jake Parker explains the genesis of Missile Mouse at Comic Book Resources. Chris Schweizer discusses Crogan’s March and his career in comics in this interview [...]

All ages comics and manga for 2/24/10

Lori Henderson

A short month doesn’t mean a shortage of kids comics. Archie raps up their mega marriage arc with an epilogue that brings the series back full circle. Garfield, a perennial favorite since the late 1970′s, has a new book full of the things kids love, outtakes and rejected strips. Del Rey has the first volume [...]

Review: Muppet King Arthur, No. 1

Katherine Dacey

Remember The Muppet Show? This goofy series, which aired from 1976 to 1981, was, at heart, an affectionate parody of vaudeville and variety shows. The humor was broad and cheeky, a mixture of puns, pratfalls, and pop-culture riffs made all the more absurd by the "actors" who delivered the lines: a prudish eagle with a [...]

Review: Amazing Greek Myths of Wonder and Blunders

Snow Wildsmith

"WARNING: These aren’t your parents’ Greek Myths!" With monsters and gods and heroes and bunnies, these tales have it all. Action! Romance! Stupidity! A Toaster! Michael Townsend retells nine Greek myths with his unique style of humorous comics. Amazing Greek Myths of Wonders and Blunders Michael Townsend Age Rating: 8-12; Grades 3-7 Dial Books for [...]

Review: Tiny Tyrant Volume 2: The Lucky Winner

Brigid Alverson

Looking for an entertaining read? One that’s much like a Saturday Morning Cartoon? Then Tiny Tyrant is the perfect pick for you. Tiny Tyrant Volume 2: The Lucky Winner Lewis Trondheim & Fabrice Parme Publisher’s Age Recommendation 8 & up My Suggested Age Recommendation 8 & up First Second, September 2009, 978-1-59643-523-0 64 pp, $9.99 [...]

Review: Tiny Tyrant Volume 2: The Lucky Winner

Esther Keller

Looking for an entertaining read? One that’s much like a Saturday Morning Cartoon? Then Tiny Tyrant is the perfect pick for you. Tiny Tyrant Volume 2: The Lucky Winner Lewis Trondheim & Fabrice Parme Publisher’s Age Recommendation 8 & up My Suggested Age Recommendation 8 & up First Second, September 2009, 978-1-59643-523-0 64 pp, $9.99 [...]

Links: High drama in Riverdale

Brigid Alverson

Christopher Irving interviews Smile creator Raina Telgemeier at the Graphic NYC blog. Brent Kellmer talks to Howard Tayler, creator of the kid-friendly webcomic Schlock Mercenary, for the Internet Review of Science Fiction. (Via Journalista.) The Italian magazine Scuola di Fumetto interviews Bone creator Jeff Smith (in English) "Global manga," that is, manga-style comics produced outside [...]

All ages comics and manga for 2/17/10

Lori Henderson

It’s more of the same this week with a dash of a few new titles to keep things interesting.  Boom! Studios debuts another ongoing series, this time for Cars, and Uncle Scrooge comes to the publisher ready to start a new adventure.  CMX brings out the second volume of Tale of An Unknown Country, which [...]

Review: Crogan’s March

Eva Volin

Crogan’s Vengeance, the first book in Chris Schweizer’s series, The Crogan Adventures, is about “Catfoot” Crogan’s time serving on a pirate ship.  It was a critical success, earning an Eisner nomination and a place on the Great Graphic Novels for Teens list, among other honors.  The second book, Crogan’s March, about Peter Crogan, a soldier [...]

Review: Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean

Snow Wildsmith

In 1928, the sleepy town of Trepassey in Newfoundland became the focus of international attention. Amelia Earhart, the woman aviator, was using Trepassey as the launching point for her attempt to be the first woman passenger to fly across the Atlantic. Told from the perspective of Grace, a young girl in town who writes the [...]