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Review: Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework

Katherine Dacey

Meet Zig, an alien, and Wikki, his sidekick. Zig is in the soup with his teacher for failing to turn in the latest homework assignment: bringing in a pet for the class zoo. When a wrong turn leads Zig and Wikki to Earth instead of grandma’s house, the boys decide to capture an Earth animal [...]

Interview: Rob M. Worley

Katherine Dacey
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One of the best new series I discovered at this years’ New York Comic-Con is Scratch9, an all-ages title from Ape Entertainment. The story focuses on a cat who summon any of his eight other lives whenever he’s in danger — a very hand skill to have if you were a saber-toothed tiger in a [...]

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 [...]

New York, New York!

Brigid Alverson
Rob Worley with the latest issue of Scratch 9

The Good Comics for Kids gang turned out in force for New York Comic Con this year: Robin Brenner, Kate Dacey, Esther Keller, Scott Robins, and I were all there, covering the show and holding our own panel about building a children’s graphic novel collection on Sunday morning for a small but enthusiastic crowd. Kids’ [...]

All ages comics and manga for 10/13/10

Lori Henderson
Scary Godmother

There’s plenty for kids to choose from on the list this week, and that’s no myth! Campfire continues its adaptations of classics, including the The Labors of Heracles. Hyperion brings out the graphic novel adaptation of the first volume of Percy Jackson & the Olympians. It will probably be closer to the book than the [...]

Interview: Terry Moore

Eva Volin

On Sunday, October 10, while attending New York Comic Con, I ran around to as many of my favorite kids comics creators as I could and asked them all the exact same questions.  Keep in mind, conventions are crazy loud and crazy busy, so there is a lot of background noise.  Let me know in the comments [...]

Interview: Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier

Eva Volin

On Sunday, October 10, while attending New York Comic Con, I ran around to as many of my favorite kids comics creators as I could and asked them all the exact same questions.  Keep in mind, conventions are crazy loud and crazy busy, so there is a lot of background noise.  Let me know in the comments [...]

Interview: Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener

Eva Volin

On Sunday, October 10, while attending New York Comic Con, I ran around to as many of my favorite kids comics creators as I could and asked them all the exact same questions.  Keep in mind, conventions are crazy loud and crazy busy, so there is a lot of background noise.  Let me know in the comments if you [...]

Review: Dragon Puncher

Snow Wildsmith
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Dragon Puncher is fierce and fearless and ferocious and he has no time for the small, furry, annoying Spoony-E. But Spoony-E has a secret weapon: his spoony! With it he can help Dragon Puncher defeat the stinky, vile dragon. Dragon Puncher James Kochalka Ages 5-9, Grades K-4 Top Shelf, July 2010, ISBN 978-1-60309-057-5 40 pages, [...]

Review: On the Case with Holmes and Watson (series)

Snow Wildsmith
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Lerner’s Graphic Universe imprint moves into mysteries with their retellings of some of Sherlock Holmes’ famous cases. The books are short but decent adaptations that should pique the interest of young mystery fans, as long as they are careful readers willing to pay attention to the smallest details. Sherlock Holmes and a Scandal in Bohemia: [...]