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Links: Mad, math, and Muppets

Gene Yuen Lang, the author of American Born Chinese and Prime Baby, talks about teaching math and being a dad, and how both affect his work, with the San Francisco Chronicle.

Dan Parent talks about the creation of Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character in Archie comics, in this interview with MSNBC.

This article about 225 Lafayette Street in New York wraps a history of Mad Magazine, which had its offices in that building, with some charming stories about the impact it had on the author’s childhood impressions of New York.

Comics previews: Muppet King Arthur #4, The Muppet Show #5, Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #706.

Reviews: Julie P. reviews a handful of graphic novels at Booking Mama.

Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 4 of Animal Academy (I Reads You)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Archie Comics for March 2010 (Comics Worth Reading)
Dave Ferraro on Fraggle Rock #1 (Comics-and-More)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Fraggle Rock #1 and The Muppet Show #4 (Comics Worth Reading)
Tangognat on vols. 4-6 of Key to the Kingdom (Tangognat)
Richard Bruton on Manga Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice (fictions)
Come Martin on Meanwhile (du9) (in French)
Chris Wilson on Otto’s Orange Day (The Graphic Classroom)
Kris Bather on Resistance, Book 1 (Broken Frontier)
Nate Stearns on Resistance, Book 1 (The Graphic Classroom)
Kate Dacey on vol. 1 of Twin Spica (The Manga Critic)
Sandy Bilus on Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework and Benny and Penny in The Toy Breaker (I Love Rob Liefeld)

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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