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Preview: Disney’s Four-Color Adventures, vol. 1

Brigid Alverson
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Time for some vintage Disney goodness: Disney’s Four-Color Adventures, vol. 1, which came out a few weeks ago from BOOM! Studios, collects all of Dell’s Four Color #4 and #13 (yes, the name of the comic was “Four Color,” I guess because it was published during the Age of Duotone). According to David Gerstein’s very [...]

All ages comics and manga for 9/14/11

Lori Henderson
Benjamin Bear Fuzzy thinking

Cooler weather, shorter days and longer nights make for a good time to curl up with a good book. This week’s list is full of contenders! Start to get into the Halloween spirit with the traditional Simpsons Tree House of Horror, now in its sixth volume. With Captain America in theaters and Thor out on [...]

Interview: Dan Santat and John Rocco

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 [...]

Review: Telling Tales

Katherine Dacey
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Over the last ten years, Sweatdrop Studios has been one of the most visible and successful collectives of manga artists working outside Japan: their members have won awards, designed toys, and given Shakespeare the comic book treatment. Though many Sweatdrop artists have published solo projects, themed anthologies are a staple of the Sweatdrop catalog. The [...]

Con Report: Dragon*Con, Atlanta, GA, Labor Day Weekend

Snow Wildsmith
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I had the pleasure over Labor Day weekend of getting to go back to Dragon*Con, just in time for the 25th anniversary. If you don’t live in the South, or you aren’t a fan of science fiction and fantasy movies, television shows, and books, you might not have heard of Dragon*Con. I’ve even met people [...]

Review: Wonderstruck

Esther Keller
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Fans of The Invention of Hugo Cabaret have long waited to see what author/illustrator Brian Selznick would do next with his ground breaking format. Could he meet or exceed reader’s expectations? Finally, his latest release has been released and will it receive the same accolades as before

Question Tuesday: Manga matters

Robin Brenner
NeonGenesiscover1

The Good Comics for Kids Question Tuesday column is here to do one thing: answer your questions! Borrowing the idea from novelist John Green (you can check out his famously entertaining video blog with his brother Hank, vlogbrothers, including his Question Tuesday videos, here), we aim to answer all your burning questions about comics, graphic [...]

Links: Leapin’ lizards!

Katherine Dacey
LittleOrphanAnnie

True or false: when Harold Gray originally pitched Little Orphan Annie, the lead character was, in fact, a boy named Otto. Brian Cronin has the answer in his latest Comic Book Legends Revealed column, in which he looks at this famous Depression-era strip. It’s time for the annual Top Shelf sale, in which everything but [...]

Preview: Korgi 3: A Hollow Beginning

Brigid Alverson
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Korgi 3: A Hollow Beginning is the third of Christian Slade’s wordless Korgi graphic novels, and it traces the origin story of the Korgi Hollow where all of the animals live after they find a shard of stained glass that holds some clues to the story. Interestingly, the flashback part is told in a simpler, [...]

Preview: Dragon Puncher 2

Brigid Alverson
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Top Shelf is debuting two children’s books at Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland, this weekend, but as a public service to those of you who couldn’t make the trip, we are going to present previews of both this weekend. James Kochalka is one of those rare creators who can make books that resonate for [...]