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Links: Robots, pirates, and detectives

Brigid Alverson

New creator interviews at Graphic Novel Reporter: John Hogan talks to Paul Collicutt, creator of the Robot City Adventures comics, which are a nice, retro-styled blend of robots and drama, and Bill Zimmerman, the author of Your Life in Comics, a writing journal/prompt book aimed at boys.

At Robot 6, I took a look at the question of whether comics shops alone are a big enough market to suport children’s comics and the tendency of teenagers to prefer online (pirated) manga to the printed version.

Comics-in-the-Classroom maven Peter Gutierrez has a nice piece up at The Graphic Classroom titled Building Better Readers with Graphic Storytelling.

Johanna Draper Carlson takes a quick look at the new Veronica and Betty magazine from Archie Comics.

Reviews

Sean Gaffney on Archie Firsts (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
John Hogan on Amelia Rules! True Things (Adults Don’t Want Kids to Know) (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Diana Dang on vol. 1 of Arisa (Stop, Drop, and Read!)
Dave Ferraro on vol. 1 of Arisa (Comics-and-More)
Lori Henderson on vol. 2 of Bakuman (Manga Xanadu)
Nicola on Chicagoland Detective Agency: The Drained Brains Caper (Back to Books)
Casey Brienza on vol. 1 of K-ON! (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Snow Wildsmith on Tower of Treasure (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Elizabeth Bird on Trickster: Native American Tales, A Graphic Collection (A Fuse #8 Production)

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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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