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.
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)