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 what Pippi looks like in comic-strip form can read a short preview at the D&Q site.
Get a sneak peek at three Archie comics headed your way in 2013: Archie: The Married Life, Book 3, Sabrina the Teenage Witch: The Magic Within 1, and Jinx: Little Miss Steps.
Speaking of Archie, George Takei will make a guest appearance in Kevin Keller #6, due in stores this August.
Mark your calenders: the 2013 Toronto Comics Art Festival will be held on May 11th and 12th of next year.
Over at Connect the Pop, Peter Gutierrez interviews John Shableski about the growing presence of graphic novels in libraries and classrooms.
Digital Manga Publishing, Inc. has returned to Kickstarter to fund a full-color edition of Osamu Tezuka’s Unico. “We think it’s unfortunate that so few of Tezuka’s manga for kids are in print in English,” DMP editor Ben Applegate notes, “so we set out to publish ‘Tezuka manga to read with your kids.’” The campaign runs through July 21st.
Reviews: In the latest installment of From Friendly Ghosts the Gamma Rays, Drew McCabe looks at Reed Gunther, Cow Boy: A Boy and His Horse, and Randomveus.
Michael on The Amazing Spider-Man: The Fantastic Spider-Man (No Flying No Tights)
Suzette Chan on Cow Boy: A Boy and His Horse (Sequential Tart)
Tanya on The Dunderheads and The Dunderheads Behind Bars (books4yourkids)
Sheena McNeil on vol. 4 of Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll (Sequential Tart)
Sterg Botzakis on Freshman: Tales of 9th Grade Obsessions, Revelations, and Other Nonsense (Graphic Novel Resources)
Emma on The Last Airbender: Prequel: Zuko’s Story (No Flying No Tights)
Anna Neatrour on vol. 18 of Ouran High School Host Club (Manga Report)
Anna Neatrour on vol. 28 of Skip Beat! (Manga Report)
Emma on The Sons of Liberty, Book One (No Flying No Tights)
KC Carlson on Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero (Comics Worth Reading)