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Links: Archie babies, graphic novels for teens

Brigid Alverson

Joy Kim lists her favorite graphic novels of 2010, and she suggests some interesting pairs of books from the Great Graphic Novels for Teens list (which she helped compile).

Is Kazu Kibuishi’s Amulet as scary for kids as for their parents? A father wonders.

G-Man creator Chris Giarrusso talks about his life and art at Sketch Maven.

Graphic Novel Reporter interviews graphic novel expert Dr. James Bucky Carter and graphic novel creator Erik Evenson about graphic novels, literacy, and their new book, Super-Powered Word Study.

There are a lot of changes going on at Archie Comics, including their first-ever original graphic novel—their previous graphic novels all appeared in single-issue form first. Check out my interview with co-CEO Jon Goldwater at PWCW.

Kim Baccellia picks her favorite young adult and middle grade graphic novels of 2010 at Si, Se Puede! Yes We Can.

Scott Chantler has posted a preview of The Sign of Black Rock, the sequel to Tower of Treasure, at his blog.

Check out the new Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew book trailer videos at the Papercutz blog.

Reviews

Lori Henderson on The 14th Dalai Lama: A Manga Biography and Che Guevara: A Manga Biography (Manga Xanadu)
Michael Buntag on vol. 1 of Castle Waiting (NonSensical Words)
Kelly Thompson on vol. 2 of Castle Waiting (Comics Should Be Good)
Nicola on Crogan’s March (Back to Books)
Anna on vol. 2 of Cross Game (Manga Report)
Spiderben on Darkwing Duck, #5-7 (About Heroes)
Ryan Roe on Fraggle Rock, vol. 2, #1 (Tough Pigs)
Tiger Holland on vol. 1 of Fruits Basket (Girls Love Graphic Novels)
Nicola on vol. 2 of Gunnerkrigg Court (Back to Books)
Sterg Botzakis on Isis & Osiris: To the Ends of the Earth (Graphic Novel Resources)
Greg McElhatton on The Littlest Pirate King (Read About Comics)
Nicola on Lola: A Ghost Story (Back to Books)
J.L. Bell on Max Finder Mystery: Collected Casebook, vol. 1 (Oz and Ends) (More comments here.)
Xaviar Xerexes on Missile Mouse: Rescue on Tankium 3 (ComixTalk)
Danica Davidson on Nancy Drew, Vampire Slayer, Book One (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Nicola on New Monster in School and The Incredible Rockhead vs. Papercut! (Back to Books)
Nicola on vol. 1 of The Night Owls (Back to Books)
Rob McMonigal on vol. 3 of Nightschool (Panel Patter)
Greg McElhatton on Return of the Dapper Men (Read About Comics)
John Hogan on Return of the Dapper Men (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Luisa on Tyranny: I Keep You Thin (Chicklish)
Lori Henderson on the December issue of Yen Plus (Manga Xanadu)
Chris Wilson on Your Life in Comics (The Graphic Classroom)
Nicola on The Zabime Sisters (Back to Books)

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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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