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Manga Moveable Feast: Interview: Traci Todd, VIZ Kids


As part of our participation in this month’s Manga Moveable Feast—which is focused on manga for children, specifically Yotsuba&! by Kiyohiko Azuma (published by Yen Press)—we thought we’d speak with Traci Todd, Senior Editor of VIZ Kids. Traci started at VIZ in May of 2008. Before that she was a children’s editor at Chronicle Books […]

Manga Movable Feast: Kids’ Table Archive

From your hosts Good Manga for Kids, January 2010 (Yotsuba&! vol. 6-7) Interview: Traci Todd, VIZ Kids Manga Movable Feast: Discussion: Graphic Novel Reporter’s Core Manga for Kids List Manga Movable Feast: Kids’ Table Introduction Manga Movable Feast: Reviewing Kids Manga Roundtable Manga Movable Feast: Yotsuba&! and the Question of Appeal Watch This Space! The Manga […]

Manga Movable Feast: Kids’ Table Introduction!

Welcome to the Manga Movable Feast: Kids’ Table! For this week, bloggers, commentators, and reviewers will be discussing Yotsuba&! by Kiyohiko Azuma from Yen Press plus one kids friendly manga title of their choice.  For more on the Mange Movable Feast, please check out the call for entries here.  Participants, please send your links to entries […]

The reading pile: What we are reading this week


As summer vacation winds down, it’s time to take a look at what books the Good Comics for Kids bloggers were tucking into their beach bags or dropping into the pool this week. Kate Dacey: I recently finished The Sons of Liberty, a supernatural adventure set in the Revolutionary War era. The first in a […]

Watch this space: The Manga Movable Feast is here!

Yotsuba volume 1

Starting next Monday, August 29th, we will be hosting a special installment of the Manga Movable Feast zeroing in on kids manga. What is the Manga Movable Feast?  For one week, a wide assortment of reviewers, bloggers, and commentators agree to discuss one manga title.  The brain child of the first host, David Welsh over […]

All ages comics and manga for 8/25/10


The summer doldrums continue as the all ages list falls into a familiar pattern of weekly releases. Archie, Boom! Studios and DC have all their regulars of Archie, Sonic, Disney, Muppets and Superheroes coming out. Marvel is taking its sweet time getting its kid’s line back up and running with just Spider-Man. And the second […]

Links: How long do we have to wait?

Johanna Draper Carlson asks an interesting question at Comics Worth Reading: How frequently should children’s comics appear? Some of my all-time favorite comics are graphic novel series for kids, such as Owly or Amelia Rules!, but I’m an adult, and waiting anywhere from six months to two years for a new installment is nothing for […]

Review: Sonic Select


I should be writing how much I hated Sonic Select. If anything that I’ve read lately has shown me that I’m getting old, these two volumes of Sonic Select have accomplished that.

Links: Batman, Sherlock Holmes, and Persephone


DC announced last month that it is retooling its kids’ line, and the first issue from the new generation is The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Newsarama’s J. Caleb Mozzocco talks to writer Sholly Fisch about what has changed and what the new comic will be like. Tough Pigs has previews of the […]

Review: Gabby & Gator


Gabby is a shy vegetarian whose hobbies include recycling, gardening, and playing the tuba. Gator is, well, an alligator whose passtimes include blogging and snacking on housepets. Both feel lonely and misunderstood, she for having “uncool” interests, he for capitulating to his hunting instincts. When a bully steals Gabby’s hat and mocks her, Gator intercedes […]