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Links: Smurfs, the Pharaoh, and Arabic manga

Brigid Alverson

Jason Thompson looks at Gold Ring (Siwari Al-Dhahab), a manga whose writer hails from the United Arab Emirates writer and whose artist is Japanese.

Chris Eliopoulos, creator of the webcomic Misery Loves Sherman, posts about the obstacles to connecting kid-friendly comics with potential readers—most parents don’t ever go to a comics store, and bookstores often don’t carry them.

At Sunday Comics Debt, Daniel BT has a few criticisms of the new editions of the Smurf graphic novels.

Here’s a cool kid-friendly webcomic to check out: Rocket Robinson and the Pharaoh’s Fortune, by Sean O’Neill. (Found via ComixTALK.)

Reviews: At Back to Books, Nicola looks at three Stone Arch books that have been nominated for Cybils awards.

Kate Dacey on The 14th Dalai Lama: A Manga Biography (The Manga Critic)
Chris Wilson on Adventures in Graphica: Using Comics and Graphic Novels to Teach Comprehension 2-6 (The Graphic Classroom)
Nicola on The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future (Back to Books)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Battle of the BFFs (Betty and Veronica) (Comics Worth Reading)
Xaviar Xerexes on Bone: Tall Tales (ComixTalk)
David Elzey on Copper (The Excelsior File)
Tangognat on Cowa! (Tangognat)
Greg McElhatton on Koko Be Good (Read About Comics)
David Elzey on Mercury (The Excelsior File)
Dave Ferraro on The Purple Smurfs and The Smurfs and the Magic Flute (Comics-and-More)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Scary Godmother (Comics Worth Reading)
David Elzey on Smile (The Excelsior File)
Chris Wilson on The Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels (The Graphic Classroom)
Chris Wilson on Star Wars Omnibus: Boba Fett (The Graphic Classroom)
Rich Kreiner on The Storm in the Barn (The Comics Journal)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Tower of Treasure (Comics Worth Reading)

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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 E-Reader.com. 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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