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Review: Hereville

Esther Keller

Since its release Hereville by Barry Deutsch has received many accolades, from rave reviews to a Sydney Taylor Book Award in 2011. The book has an interesting blend of fantasy, girl power, and a window to another world. Robin Brenner and I sat down to discuss this book from our two different worlds.

Links: The year in comics

Katherine Dacey

John Hogan compiles a preliminary list of the year’s best comics, as determined by panelists at the Miami Book Fair. Though many of the titles are more appropriate for older readers, a surprising number of kid-friendly comics made the cut, including Dan Santat’s Sidekicks and Ben Hatke’s Zita the Space Girl. Speaking of the 2011 [...]

All ages comics and manga for 11/23/11

Lori Henderson
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Publishers don’t seem to think you’ll have time to hit the comic shop on Black Friday, from the length of this week’s list. But don’t forget your local comic shop needs some retail love too! And you won’t have to deal with all those pesky lines! Check out the latest Sonic Universe from Archie Comics, [...]

Interview: Stan Sakai

Eva Volin

On July 22nd through 24th, while attending San Diego International Comic-Con, 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 background noise. Let me [...]

Links: Girls rule!

Katherine Dacey
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Shojo manga made an especially strong showing on this week’s New York Times Manga Best Seller list, with volumes of Black Bird, Codename: Sailor V, Princess Knight, and Sailor Moon all posting robust numbers. Looking at the Times’ other lists, the fourth volume of Kazu Kibushi’s Amulet series continues to sell briskly, as does the [...]

All ages comics and manga for 11/16/11

Lori Henderson
Spy vs Spy Top Secret Files

Get your Santa hat on an get ready for some Christmas shopping! The newest volume in the Diary of A Wimpy Kid series, Cabin Fever, comes out this week. Papercutz releases the next volume of Smurfs, as well as some new titles including Ernest and Rebecca, in which one of the characters is a big [...]

Interview: Jason T. Kruse

Eva Volin

On July 22nd through 24th, while attending San Diego International Comic-Con, 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 background noise. Let me [...]

Comics Showcased at NYC School Librarian Conference

Esther Keller
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Book Expo, Comic Con, ALA Annual. If you’re a librarian, book seller or publisher, you’ve probably heard of one if not all of these conferences. Chances are, unless you are a NYC School Librarian, you haven’t heard of the NYC School Librarian’s Fall Conference. Each fall, NYC School librarians gather for a mini conference. There’s a keynote speaker, exhibitors, and many breakout sessions. (Keep in mind that NYC Schools service over 1 million students. There is no exact number of how many librarians there are, but there are a lot!)

Top Shelf launches digital apps with super sale

Brigid Alverson
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Top Shelf, home of Owly, Johnny Boo, and a host of newer children’s graphic novels, announced its own app yesterday—and there’s a special app just for kids. The Top Shelf iOS app carries comics for adults and children, while the Top Shelf Kids app is dedicated solely to their kids’ line. They are launching the [...]

Links: Binky under the microscope

Brigid Alverson
Binky

At Manga Maniac Cafe, Julie Opipari reviews Binky Under Pressure and interviews Binky creator Ashley Spires about the inspiration for her lead character: I grew up with eights cats and a dog, so cats are the natural star to all my imaginings. When I got my own apartment, I got two kittens and for the [...]