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Review: Take What You Can Carry

Esther Keller
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Take What You Can Carry is the story of two boys. The first is Ken, a Japanese American boy. During World War II, Ken is sent to live in a relocation camp while his father is in government custody.  In order to help his mother and sister survive, Ken turns to stealing. The second is [...]

Links: SDCC 2012 round-up

Katherine Dacey
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Wondering what new kid-friendly comics you might see in the next year, or who won the Eisner for Best Publication for Kids? We’ve got you covered! Below is a round-up of the major news stories to emerge from this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Cuteness alert! Skottie Young (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) has been [...]

Preview: Dance Class 2: Romeo and Juliets

Brigid Alverson
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In January, Papercutz released the first volume of Dance Class, a French series that focuses on a trio of best friends, Julie, Luce, and Ali who study dance together. Each volume of the series focuses on their efforts to master different styles. The first, released in January, explored the world of hip-hop; the second, which [...]

All ages comics and manga for 7/11/12

Lori Henderson
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The best thing to do in a heat wave is move as little as possible, and turning a page doesn’t require a lot of movement, right? If you missed out on Boom! Studios’ Space Warped, you can pick up the trade this week. Kodansha releases the next volume of the all-ages title Animal Land, and [...]

Interview: John Green

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 [...]

Review: P.C. Cast’s House of Night: Legacy

Brigid Alverson
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I was pretty dubious about House of Night: Legacy, when I first picked it up. Does the world really need another graphic novel about a school for vampires—preciously spelled “vampyres”? The answer turns out to be yes, if it’s this one. I’m not familiar with the Casts’ prose novels, on which this is based (it [...]

The 2012 Harvey Award Nominees

Katherine Dacey

Last week, the Executive Committee of the Harvey Awards announced their 2012 nominees. Kid-friendly comics made a strong showing, with nominations in categories as diverse as Best Letterer, Best Online Comics Work, Best New Series, and Best Cartoonist. Like the Eisner Awards, the Harveys include a separate category acknowledging the “best graphic publication for younger [...]

Links: Aw Yeah Comics!

Katherine Dacey
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Good news for Tiny Titans fans: Art Baltazar and Franco have a new project in the works. Called Aw Yeah Comics, this creator-owned, kid-friendly series will debut in September with a story that pits superheroes Action Cat and Adventure Bug against the villainous Evil Cat. The comics will be available at conventions; through Baltazar, Franco, [...]

Kids’ comics at San Diego Comic Con

Brigid Alverson

Next week is the biggest event of the comics year: San Diego Comic-Con, a sprawling, four-day event that encompasses not only comics but also TV, movies, even prose books. There’s so much going on that it can be hard to sort it out, but here’s a list of programs about kids’ and young adult graphic [...]

All ages comics and manga for 7/04/12

Lori Henderson
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There’s no better way to pass the time waiting for fireworks on a warm summer night than reading some comics! If you missed out on the first few issues of the new ongoing Peanuts series, now’s the time to catch up with the trade from Boom! Studios. The Muppets return to Marvel with a new [...]