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Good manga for kids, June 2010

Katherine Dacey
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This month’s column marks a sad milestone: the last time I’ll be writing about a new or recent kid-friendly title from CMX. Throughout its six-year existence, CMX licensed a variety of titles for readers in the eight-to-twelve range. And while some of these titles bordered on the insipid, many were excellent, offering kids age-appropriate stories [...]

Interview: Chris Schweizer

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Chris Schweizer, signing a copy of Crogan's March

Today I’m posting an interview (transcribed from the audio recording) with Chris Schweizer, creator of the The Crogan Adventures series (available from Oni Press). This was originally recorded on Saturday June 5 at Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC. This is part of a series of interviews with kids’ comic creators. GCFK: What’s your background, how [...]

Interview: David McAdoo

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David McAdoo

Today’s interview (transcribed from the audio recording) features David McAdoo, writer and artist for the self-published graphic novel Red Moon, recently reviewed at Good Comics For Kids by my colleague Kate Dacey. This interview is part of a series of interviews with creators who make comics for kids and teens. All interviews were originally recorded [...]

Interview: Raina Telgemeier

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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 Raina Telgemeier, writer and artist of Smile (published by Scholastic), which was [...]

Interview: Andy Runton

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This week I’m posting interviews with kids comic creators taken at Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC. Today’s interview (transcribed from the audio recording) features Andy Runton, creator of the popular and award winning kids’ comic series Owly (published by Top Shelf). GCFK: Andy, how did you get started working in comics? Andy: I always loved [...]

Interview: Dave McDonald

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Continuing my interview series with comic creators who write and draw for kids and teens–all taken when I attended Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC–today’s interview (transcribed from the audio recording) features Dave McDonald, writer and artist for the self-published graphic novel The Secret Adventures of Hamster Sam: Attack of the Boll Weevils!, reviewed at Good [...]

All ages comics and manga for 6/9/10

Lori Henderson
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Not a big list this week, but there is a little something for the younger readers, an audience publishers need to court more if they want to continue to grow. Both Marvel and DC release their younger versions of their icon heroes with issues of Super Hero Squad and Super Friends. Disney Press is looking [...]

Interview: Van Jensen

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Van Jensen with Pinocchio

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 Van Jensen, writer for Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer (illustrated by Dustin Higgins, published [...]

Review: Red Moon

Katherine Dacey
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Red Moon tells the story of Mox, a dog who runs away from home in an effort to reclaim his freedom, only to discover that he holds the key to preventing a global holocaust. Not many authors would be up to the task of pulling off such an ambitious fantasy-adventure — let alone one starring [...]

Review: Hiro’s Quest Volume 1-2

Lori Henderson
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A boy ninja without an orange jumpsuit? Inconceivable! But here is Hiro, the youngest son in a family of ninjas charged with protecting their village. When the evil ninja Fujita threatens not just their village, but the entire kingdom, Hiro must join his family in a race to stop Fujita despite still being in training. [...]