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Keeping your manga collection current

Katherine Dacey

Yesterday, Brigid Alverson, Robin Brenner, Esther Keller, Eva Volin, Snow Wildsmith, and I participated in a panel discussion at the ALA’s annual conference. Called “Good Comics for Kids,” the presentation focused on how to create a graphic novel collection for young readers: what to buy, how to organize the collection, and how to develop effective [...]

All ages comics and manga for 6/23/10

Lori Henderson
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Summer vacation is a time for relaxing and trying to do as little you can get away with. It seems publishers seem to be feeling the same way, considering the size of this week’s list. Boom! Studios hits hard with Disney superhero teams Incredibles and Ultraheroes, while DC manages some magic with Billy Baston and [...]

Good Comics for Kids 2010 Summer Reading List

Esther Keller
amelia

In some parts of the country, school is already out. In others, the countdown is getting closer and closer and summer vacation is just around the corner.  (4 more days for me!) But at this time of year, educators are not only concerned about budget cuts and potential layoffs, they’re also worried about the “summer [...]

Links: Good Comics for Kids heads to the ALA

Brigid Alverson

The American Library Association’s Summer 2010 conference is coming up this weekend, and Good Comics for Kids will be there! Graphic Novel Reporter has a rundown of all the comics related programming, including panels by Toon Books, Abrams, and NBM Papercutz, appearances by Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Geoffrey Hayes (Benny and Penny) and Tracy White (How [...]

Preview: Darkwing Duck

Brigid Alverson
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Darkwing Duck #1 debuted last week from BOOM! Studios; here’s a peek at that first issue, courtesy of the Boom press folks. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge each image.

Interview: Rich Faber and John Gallagher

Snow Wildsmith
GCFK's Snow interviews John Gallagher (photo by Rich Faber)

Today is the last of a series of interviews with creators who make comics for kids and teens, taken when I attended Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC. This interview (transcribed and edited for length from the audio recording) features John Gallagher and Rich Faber who work together at Sky Dog Comics on titles such as [...]

All ages comics and manga for 6/16/10

Lori Henderson
DarkwingDuck_01_CVRA

This time, on this week’s comics list: When Comic Animals Attack! Hedgehogs from Archie, Ducks and pigs at Boom! Studios, and scaredy dogs running wild at DC! Marvel’s all animal super hero team, the Pet Avengers finishes up their second mini-series, and there’s more Oz with the Marvelous Land and the Little Adventures over at [...]

Interview: Chris Giarrusso

Snow Wildsmith
Chris Giarrusso

On Friday June 4 and Saturday June 5, I attended Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC. While I was there I had the honor of interviewing with several creators who make comics for kids and teens. Today’s interview (transcribed from the audio recording) features Chris Giarrusso, writer and artist who has worked on kid-friendly superhero titles [...]

GC4K Book Club: Foiled

Eva Volin
foiled

I confess, I felt equal parts hope and trepidation when I first heard about Foiled, by Jane Yolen.  I was hopeful that Ms. Yolen, who has successfully written pretty much every other kind of book, would be a successful writer of graphic novels as well.  I felt trepidatious because … well … what if she [...]

Interview: Ben Towle

Snow Wildsmith
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I reviewed Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean (written by Sarah Stewart Taylor and published by Disney/Hyperion as part of its collaboration with The Center for Cartoon Studies) here at GCFK this past spring. On Saturday June 5, I had the pleasure of interviewing Amelia artist Ben Towle at Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC. Ben is [...]