Lunch Lady creator Jarrett J. Krosoczka sits down with his hometown newspaper to discuss his career. “My grandparents were brave enough to send me to college to study art and I’m sure that was a difficult decision for them,” Krosoczka told the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. “But sending me to classes here [at the Worcester Art Museum] was by far a more important decision because at a very young age I learned that a career in the arts was a possibility and I was surrounded by other kids that loved to draw, which was important because I typically didn’t have too many other classmates who were as passionate about it like I was.” (Via Robot 6.)
Congratulations to GC4K founder Brigid Alverson–she’s been chosen as one of six Eisner Award judges for 2012! Also on the panel are retailer Calum Johnson, librarian Jesse Karp, industry veteran Larry Marder, scholar Ben Saunders, and Comic-Con board member Mary Sturhann.
Speaking of Brigid, she’s already posted her Best Manga of 2011 list at MTV Geek.
Looking for the perfect holiday present for the kid, tween, or teen on your list? Chris Arrant has you covered with a list of great comics for the under-16 crowd.
Bookseller and books4yourkids.com founder Tanya sings the praises of Toon Books.
Vaneta Rogers chats with Arthur Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, co-creators of the Eisner-winning series Tiny Titans.
The folks behind Free Comic Books Day just unveiled their 2012 Gold Comics, which include a free, 48-page Mouse Guard graphic novel from Archaia Studio Press.
Johanna Draper Carlson on Americus (Comics Worth Reading)
Sean Gaffnery on vol. 2 of Codename: Sailor V (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Bonnie on Fraggle Rock: Tails and Tales (No Flying No Tights)
Anna Neatrour on vol. 1 of Dawn of the Arcana (Manga Report)
Rob McMonigal on Incredible Change-Bots Two (Panel Patter)
Nick Smith on vol. 1 of Laddertop (ICv2)
Matthew on Legend: The Labors of Heracles (No Flying No Tights)
Matthew on Little Mouse Gets Ready (No Flying No Tights)
Nick Smith on Mameshiba With Love: Winter (ICv2)
Greg McElhatton on Mudman, #1 (Read About Comics)
Nic on Olive Peril (No Flying No Tights)
Sterg Botzakis on Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return (Graphic Novel Resources)
Nic on Pokemon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life (No Flying No Tights)
Collin David on vol. 2 of Space Family Robinson Archives (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Andrew on Trickster: Native American Tales (No Flying No Tights)
Rob McMonigal on “21″: The Roberto Clemente Story (Panel Patter)
John Platt on Uncle Scrooge: Like a Hurricane (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Anna on vol. 1 of Vampire Cheerleaders and Paranormal Mystery Squad (No Flying No Tights)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 10 of Yotsuba&! (Manga Worth Reading)