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Preview: Salt Water Taffy: Caldera’s Revenge

Brigid Alverson
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Summer vacation is still a ways away, but Matt Loux is getting us into the mood with a new volume of Salt Water Taffy, bringing us Jack and Benny’s latest seaside adventures. This volume is the first in a multi-part series, Caldera’s Revenge, in which the boys climb aboard a ghost whaling ship to go [...]

All ages comics and manga for 4/06/11

Lori Henderson
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It’s a mixed bag of titles this week with comics, graphic novels and manga! Dark Horse has the second issue of Axe Cop: Bad Guy Earth, while Graphic Universe has the second volume of Chicagoland Detective Agency. Pokemon fans can relish not one, not two, but THREE legendary pokemon in one volume, as Viz Media [...]

Links: MoCCA madness

Katherine Dacey

The 2011 MoCCA Festival schedule is now up. Among the highlights are a panel on teaching comics, to be moderated by librarian Karen Green, and a panel on comics for young adult readers, to be moderated by Pop Candy’s Whitney Mattheison. And if there’s a Mo Willems fan in your house, take note: the Elephant [...]

Review: How to Pen & Ink: The Manga Start-Up Guide

Snow Wildsmith
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Manga is an art and like any art form it requires practice and guidance. Although I am not someone who draws, I enjoy reading books about how to acquire the needed skills to become a comic artist. It’s always a topic that was in demand among the manga fans at my library, many of whom [...]

Interview: Debbie Huey

Eva Volin

On Sunday, April 3rd, while attending WonderCon, 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 [...]

The Reading Pile – April 4

Katherine Dacey
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Welcome to another edition of The Reading Pile! This week, fellow GC4K contributors Snow Wildsmith and Mike Pawuk join me for a roundtable discussion about new and noteworthy titles for teens. On the agenda: X-Men,  Star Wars, and Dave Roman’s eagerly anticipated new series Astronaut Academy. SNOW: I’ve been reading a wide variety of graphic [...]

Preview: Donald Duck and Friends: Feathers of Fury

Brigid Alverson
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Donald Duck and his pals take a turn for the martial arts in Donald Duck and Friends: Feathers of Fury. The 128-page trade paperback was released in comics stores last week. Here’s the quick summary: Donald Duck’s lazy day with his nephews suddenly sends the unsuspecting duck on a surreal journey in the far east, [...]

All ages comics and manga for 3/30/11

Lori Henderson
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The fifth Wednesday of the month is usually sparse of titles, and this week is no exception. Sonic the Hedgehog starts a new storyline as they title countdown to #225 and the beginning of Sonic’s 20th anniversary. If Sonic’s too old school for you, then check out DC Comic’s Cartoon Network Action Pack featuring Ben [...]