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All ages comics and manga for 8/17/11

Lori Henderson
aaj_vol1_full

With school back in session in so many places, it’s probably a good thing that the list is on the shorter side this week with many of the regular monthly titles coming out. Sonic Universe, Darkwing Duck and the Simpsons will be waiting in pull boxes and on shelves for kids after school. Ape Entertainment [...]

Interview: Ryan Sias

Eva Volin

On Sunday, June 26th, while attending the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in New Orleans, 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, exhibit halls are crazy loud and crazy busy, so there is a lot of [...]

Good manga for kids, August 2011

Katherine Dacey
mameshibaontheloose

When I was seven years old, I owned Charlie Brown’s Super Book of Questions and Answers, a five-volume encyclopedia with entries on animals, plants, machines, space travel, human anatomy, and just about any other topic that might interest an elementary school reader. Interspersed with the facts and figures were short cartoons featuring the Peanuts gang. [...]

Review: Balloon Toons

Snow Wildsmith
Adopt a Glurb

One of the artists I had the pleasure of meeting at this year’s American Library Association Annual Conference was Ryan Sias, author of Zoe and Robot: Let’s Pretend! Before meeting Ryan, I hadn’t heard of Blue Apple‘s Balloon Toons line of early reader graphic novels. But after I got a look at the first five [...]

Links: Princess Knight rides again

Katherine Dacey
princessknight

Over at MTV Geek, Brigid Alverson takes a look at Osamu Tezuka’s Princess Knight. This ground-breaking shojo title, which debuted in 1953, will be coming to American shores for the first time in October 2011. (Kodansha published a bilingual edition in 2000, but that was aimed at Japanese readers who wanted to improve their English [...]

Preview: Archie Double Digest #221

Brigid Alverson
ARDD_221-154

Today’s preview is from Archie Double Digest #221, due out in comics shops this week. Take a look at the credits on these pages, and you will see that several were written by J. Torres, the writer of Alison Dare, Lola: A Ghost Story, and Days Like This; he has also done some work for [...]

All ages comics and manga for 8/10/11

Lori Henderson
Bad Island

It’s a shorter list this week, with Archie Comics dominating the pack, including the newest Mega Man and Veronica Presents Kevin Keller. Campfire continues to look at historical events with a new title about the Wright Brothers, and Udon has the second volume of their popular Mega Man Gigamix manga that any and all Mega [...]

Review: Detective Blue

Snow Wildsmith
98051691

Miss Muffet is missing. Sounds like a job for Detective Blue, but the former Little Boy is going to have to search through a lot of nursery rhymes to get to the bottom of this bowl of curds and whey! Detective Blue Written by Steve Metzger; Illustrated by Tedd Arnold Ages 4-7 Orchard/Scholastic, July 2011, [...]

Links: Anya’s Ghost and DC Super-Pets

Brigid Alverson
AnyasGhost

In a column at the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy, Anya’s Ghost creator Vera Brosgol talks about being an awkward immigrant kid with a knack for drawing comics. J. Caleb Mozzocco takes a look at Capstone’s DC Super-Pets chapter books, which feature generous helpings of art by Tiny Titans artist Art Baltazar. Scott Westerfeld is doing [...]

Preview: One Soul

Brigid Alverson
ONE SOUL PREVIEW 31 - 32

Usually our Saturday previews here at Good Comics for Kids are of light-hearted all-ages comics. This week, we’re featuring a book that’s a little different: One Soul, by Ray Fawkes, a book that stretches the storytelling abilities of sequential art by telling the life story, from birth to death, of 18 different people, all living [...]