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Links: Ted Naifeh, Ben Hatke, and coming attractions

Martha Cornog rounds up some promising graphic novels due out in June at Library Journal.

At Blog@Newsarama, Ted Naifeh discusses his newest book, Courtney Tales 2, which continues the backstory of Courtney Crumrin’s Uncle Aloysius.

John Hogan talks to Ben Hatke, the creator of Zita the Spacegirl, at Graphic Novel Reporter.

J.L. Bell looks at comments by artists Randy DuBurke (Yummy: Last Days of a Southside Shorty) and Neil Numberman (Joey Fly, Private Eye) and what they say and don’t say about the process of making their books and working with editors.

Tom Stillwell talks to Josh Elder about the Reading with Pictures initiative to bring comics into the classroom. (Via Gene Luen Yang.)

KC Carlson, who is obviously still a kid at heart, lists seven reasons to love SpongeBob Comics #1 at Comics Worth Reading.

The Gazette has a nice article, with lots of pictures and comments from kids and teens, on the popularity of graphic novels in some Iowa school libraries.


Lori Henderson on vols. 1 and 2 of Beauty Pop (Manga Xanadu)
Richard Bruton on Billy and Buddy vol. 2: Bored Silly with Billy (Forbidden Planet)
Nicola on Bone: Quest for the Spark, Book 1 (Back to Books)
David Welsh on Chi’s Sweet Home (The Manga Curmudgeon)
Sterg Botzakis on G-Man: Cape Crisis (Graphic Novel Resources)
Michelle Smith on Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword (Soliloquy in Blue)
Lori Henderson on Himeyuka & Rozione’s Story (Manga Xanadu)
Chris Wilson on Hope: A Story of Change in Obama’s America (The Graphic Classroom)
Greg McElhatton on Ivy (Read About Comics)
Mark L. Williams on Lewis & Clark (Guys Lit Wire)
Lori Henderson on Mistress Fortune (Manga Xanadu)
Rob McMonigal on The Muppet Show Comic Book: On the Road (Panel Patter)
Lori Henderson on vol. 50 of Naruto (Comic Attack)
Snow Wildsmith on Pilot & Huxley: The First Adventure (ICv2)
Nicola on vols. 1-4 of Robot City Adventures (Back to Books)
Chris Wilson on Superman vs. Muhammad Ali (The Graphic Classroom)
Greg McElhatton on Tintin and the Broken Ear (Read About Comics)
David Elzey on The Unsinkable Walker Bean (The Excelsior File)
Nicola on Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty (Back to Books)
Elizabeth Bird on Zita the Spacegirl (A Fuse #8 Production)
Dave Ferraro on Zita the Spacegirl (Comics and More)

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 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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