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All ages comics and manga for 6/27/12

Lori Henderson
MAD3_CVR

With summer coming into full swing, and hot days discouraging moving around, some light reading is the perfect solution! Archie Comics is ready with a whole line of Double Digests out this week. Boom Studios releases another picture book in conjunction with the new family movie Ice Age: Continental Drift, and get some shade with [...]

ALA Annual: Comics creators speak!

Brigid Alverson

I don’t have much to say today because the comics creators are doing all the talking: Check out this awesome page of video interviews with Faith Erin Hicks, Dave Roman, Raina Telgemeier, and Chris Giarrusso, among others, all done in the Artist Alley of the ALA Annual Meeting. Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, [...]

Digital to publish Tezuka’s Unico, Atomcat

Brigid Alverson
Unico

Osamu Tezuka’s Unico has never been published in English, and it has long been out of print in Japan, but now Digital Manga is using the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to lay the groundwork for a U.S. edition. Tezuka is regarded as the godfather of manga, but most of his work that has been translated into [...]

Preview: Courtney Crumrin #3

Brigid Alverson
Courtney Crumrin #3 Cover

The third full-color issue of Ted Naifeh’s Courtney Crumrin is due out tomorrow, but here’s an early look. Here’s the quick summary from Oni Press: The full color adventures of comicdom’s favorite tween witch continues! It’s taken a while but Courtney has finally found a human friend in Hillsborough. But something is off about her [...]

Links: Pippi moves in

Katherine Dacey
pippimovesin

In November, Drawn & Quarterly will be releasing Pippi Moves In, a collection of Pippi Longstocking comics written by Astrid Lindgren and illustrated by Ingrid Vang Nyman. The comics originally appeared in Swedish magazine Humpty Dumpty in the late 1950s, ten years after Lindgren and Nyman collaborated on the original books. Readers curious to see [...]

Preview: Adventure Time #5

Brigid Alverson
AdventureTime_05_preview_Page_11

A new story arc debuts in Adventure Time #5, which is available now in comics stores. Based on the Cartoon Network show, the Adventure Time comic has quickly developed a following, in part because of its stable of talented artists and writers (this issue features variant covers by Eleanor Davis (Stinky), James Kochalka (Johnny Boo), [...]

All ages comics and manga for 6/20/12

Lori Henderson
AdventureTime_05_CVRA

Enjoy the first official day of summer with an ice-cold lemonade and this week’s new comics! Ape Entertainment finishes the miniseries of the continuing adventures of Po with Kung Fu Panda #6 . Archie Comics releases the 18th volume of the Sonic The Hedgehog Archives and for the little ones, Archaia Entertainment releases Wonderland Alphabet, [...]

Interview: Mark Siegel

Eva Volin

On May 4th through 6th, while attending the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, 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 (even when they’re held in a library), so there [...]

Preview: The Wonderland Alphabet

Brigid Alverson
Wonderland Alphabet Preview-PG4

This isn’t quite a comic, but it’s comic-ish, and that should count for something: The Wonderland Alphabet is a board book written by Alethea Kontis (The Dark-Hunter Companion) and illustrated by Janet K. Lee, the artist of The Return of the Dapper Men. It’s very much in the spirit of the original; Kontis’s little rhymes [...]

Links: Kids, comics, and racism

Katherine Dacey
asterix127

How do you explain racist caricature to young kids? That’s the question on Stephen Marche’s mind this week, as he describes his experience reading Asterix to his son, who was puzzled by the grotesque appearance of one pirate in Asterix’s crew. “Much of the great old children’s material, like so much of the great old [...]