Artist Lea Hernandez has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds for her latest project, The Garlicks: Pandora Orange, Fail Vampire. This all-ages comic stars a young bloodsucker who aspires to be a cartoonist. Following the dictum of “write what you know,” she uses her family as material — not hard to do when you’re mom’s a butcher and your younger sister wears granny pants on her head!
Can American manga artists make a living? That’s the question on Deb Aoki’s mind, as she examines the challenges facing creators of English-language manga.
RightStuf announced that it will be publishing the eighth volume of M. Alice LeGrow’s Bizenghast, a series originally published by Tokyopop.
Over at Comics Worth Reading, Johanna Draper Carlson takes the new Classics Illustrated app for a spin.
The ladies of Sequential Tart discuss comic book treatments of famous fairy tales.
Geek Mom Dakster Sullivan raves about the New 52. “When I first started reading the new 52, I was really excited that I was getting a fresh start with some of my favorite characters,” she notes. “I’m happy to say that not only am I still reading the series I started with, but my love for the characters has forced me to start reading some of their individual series as well.”
Reviews: Drew McCabe dedicates this week’s From Friendly Ghosts to Gamma Rays to New Crusaders and Fluffy, Fluffy Cinamaroll.
Young Readers (Ages 4-8)
Abby on Frankie Pickle and the Mathematical Menace (No Flying No Tights)
Pre-Teens (Ages 9-12)
Sterg Botzakis on The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Graphic Novel Resources)
Emma on Olympians, Vol. 3: The Goddess and Her Glory (No Flying No Tights)
Wolfen Moondaughter on Thor & Loki in the Land of Giants (Sequential Tart)
Karen Maeda on Voltron Force, Vol. 1: Shelter from the Storm (Sequential Tart)
Greg McElhatton on vol. 3 of Brody’s Ghost (Read About Comics)
Sheena McNeil on vol. 43 of Case Closed (Sequential Tart)
Greg McElhatton on Dark Horse Presents #12 (Read About Comics)
Sheena McNeil on vol. 3 of A Devil and Her Love Song (Sequential Tart)
Emma on Green Lantern, Vol. 1: Sinestro (No Flying No Tights)
Nick Smith on vol. 1 of The Lovecraft Anthology (ICv2)
Snow Wildsmith on vols. 1-2 of Young Miss Holmes Casebook (Good Comics for Kids)