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Links: From Sonic to Super Dinosaur

Brigid Alverson

The Archie Comics folks are launching a new set of Sonic the Hedgehog graphic novels, and I talked to Sonic editor Paul Kaminski about the new line for Publishers Weekly. Graphic Novel Reporter’s John Hogan talked to Nick Bertozzi about his new nonfiction graphic novel, Lewis and Clark. Michael Machosky of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review talks [...]

More BEA Highlights

Esther Keller
big nate out loud

I had a hard time navigating the BEA site before the show and only found one session related to Graphic Novels. (I know there had to be more, but I really couldn’t find them.) Luckily, I did find a session moderated by John Hogan

All ages comics and manga for 5/25/11

Lori Henderson
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It’s a little of this, and a little of that as publishers release titles just in time for summer vacation, and parents are in need of distraction for their kids getting out of school. Bongo Comics has a new Summer Shindig with the Simpsons. DC Comics has a new trade of the popular Batman: The [...]

BEA Highlights – Part I

Esther Keller
around the world

Now, while Book Expo is not regulated to comics, you couldn’t go up and down the exhibit hall and not find out about comics. So here are some of the comics and graphic novels that caught my eyes.

Links: iToons

Katherine Dacey

Toon Books recently re-launched its iPhone app with three free titles: Silly Lilly, Jack and the Box, and Little Mouse Gets Ready. Brigid Alverson test-drove Little Mouse Gets Ready, and pronounced it a great alternative to the hardbound edition. For a small fee, users can purchase audio versions in multiple languages — a great way [...]

Review: Possessions, book two: The Ghost Table

Snow Wildsmith
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Gurgazon, the world’s cutest pit demon, has settled into life at The Llewellyn-Vane House for Captured Spirits and Ghostly Curiosities…if by “settled in” you mean “still tries to escape on a regular basis but is consistently thwarted by the implacable butler Mr. Thorne.” But a visit from Mrs. Llewellyn-Vane’s fellow collector and her zoo of [...]

Interview: Gina Gagliano

Eva Volin

On Sunday, May 8th, while attending the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, I had the opportunity to speak with some of the people who made the festival possible. 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 you have trouble [...]

Interview: Dave Roman on Astronaut Academy

Scott Robins
AA gasp

Years ago Dave Roman and I would gripe about mainstream comic book companies’ lack of interest in attracting new young readers by creating books that were both appealing and suitable. I felt a kinship with Dave in his enthusiasm and passion for the potential of creating comics for kids that actually spoke to kids. Dave [...]

The Reading Pile – May 23

Katherine Dacey
megaman1

The Reading Pile is back this week with an eclectic assortment of titles that run the gamut from video-game tie-ins (Mega Man) to fairy-tale spoofs (Beauty and the Squat Bears) to sports manga (Cross Game). As always, we encourage you to join the discussion by telling us what kid- and teen-friendly titles are on your [...]

Interview: Ben Hatke on Zita the Space Girl

Scott Robins
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Ben Hatke’s brave sci-fi heroine Zita the Space Girl made her debut in Flight Explorer, an anthology of comics for kids, edited by Kazu Kibuishi, creator of the series Amulet. In a short comic titled “If Wishes Were Socks,” readers were introduced to the fun, humorous adventures of Zita and her companions. When Flight Explorer [...]