Christopher Irving interviews Smile creator Raina Telgemeier at the Graphic NYC blog.
The Italian magazine Scuola di Fumetto interviews Bone creator Jeff Smith (in English)
"Global manga," that is, manga-style comics produced outside of Japan, gets a bad rap in some circles, but there’s a lot of quality work out there, and Kate Dacey rounds up ten of the best (plus a few honorable mentions) at The Manga Critic.
The Toon Books blog provides a bit of advance buzz for Benny and Penny in The Toy Breaker.
At The Graphic Classroom, Kevin Hodgson highlights a website that shows how the Nelson Mandela graphic novel was made.
High drama reigns in Riverdale, with the New Look graphic novel My Father’s Betrayal, which pits Veronica against Mr. Lodge in a struggle for the very soul of Riverdale. Too heavy for you? Relax with these previews of upcoming comics, or head down to the comic store and pick up a copy of The Cartoon Life of Chuck Clayton.
Reviews: John Seven has short takes on five kids’ graphic novels at his site.
Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan on Calamity Jack (Bookends)
Sarah Sammis on Calamity Jack (Puss Reboots)
The Insomniac on Cars #1 (Geeks of Doom)
Sean Kleefeld on Crogan’s March (Kleefeld on Comics)
Dave Ferraro on Meanwhile (Comics-and-More)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 5 of Pokemon Adventures (Kuriousity)
Rob on vol. 1 of Salt Water Taffy (Panel Patter)
Rob on Sidescrollers (Panel Patter)