Earlier this month, TV Ontario posed the provocative question, “Are graphic novels good enough for the classroom?” Answering the question in the affirmative were Larry Swartz, author of Learning to Read with Graphic Power, and Jeff Smith, creator of Bone.
Last week, Jeff Kinney filed suit against Antarctic Press for trademark violations. Antarctic recently launched Diary of a Zombie Kid, a parody of Kinney’s wildly successful Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. The second title in the Zombie Kid series, Rotten Rules, is scheduled for a January 2012 release.
Did you know that Osamu Tezuka had to re-draw a substantial portion of his famous comic Jungle Emperor? Tezuka in English has a fascinating comparison between the original edition (1950-54), which was serialized in Manga Shonen, and the revised edition (1977), which was part of the Osamu Tezuka Complete Manga Works series.
Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai shows off the first page of his forthcoming contribution to Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard.
Top Shelf unveils the cover of its 2012 Free Comic Book Day offering, which will feature contributions from Chris Eliopoulos (Okie Dokie Donuts), Ray Friesen (Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja Chicken) James Kochalka (Dragon Puncher, Johnny Boo), Andy Runton (Owly), Christian Slade (Korgi), and Jess Smart Smiley (Upside Down).
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Ted Naifeh’s Courtney Crumrin, Oni Press is re-issuing the entire series in a deluxe hardbound edition with color artwork. Newsarama has a sneak peek.