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Links: Fruit Ninja, dirty politics, and shoujo manga

Jo Rioux, the artist for Kids Can Press’s Sam and Friends Mysteries and the writer and artist of The Golden Twine, talks about her artistic process and how she got started in the biz.

David Hedgecock, the president of Ape Entertainment, discusses the company’s upcoming Fruit Ninja comics at Comic Book Resources. Ape also publishes the hugely popular Pocket God as well as an array of comics, some original and others based on well known properties—Richie Rich, Strawberry Shortcake, and coming soon, Sesame Street.

Arina Tanemura was a guest at Animefest 2012, and she had a lively Q&A session with her fans.

Nathan Hale continues his irreverent account of the election of 1828; anyone who likes their history with a bit of humor should bookmark his blog.

Congratulations to Raina Telgemeier on capturing the top two slots on the New York Times Graphic Books best-seller list for the week of Sept. 23.

Archie Comics will be launching Japanese, Chinese, and other native-language digital editions via its iVerse app.

Previews: Archie Comics has a first look at Sonic Presents Echidna the Hedgehog Archives #3.


Johanna Draper Carlson on Amelia Rules! Her Permanent Record (Comics Worth Reading)
Greg McElhatton on Benny and Penny in Lights Out (Read About Comics)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 6 of Cross Game (Comics Worth Reading)
Greg McElhatton on Drama (Read About Comics)
Nick Smith on Drama (ICv2)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Finding Gossamyr #1 and 2 (Comics Worth Reading)
Richard Bruton on Gum Girl, vol. 2: The Tentacles of Doom! (Forbidden Planet Blog)
David Anderson on Korgi, Book 3 (Spandexless)
Greg McElhatton on Maya Makes a Mess (Read About Comics)
Nick Smith on Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, vol. 1: Small Volcanoes (ICv2)
Ted Brown on Princeless: Short Stories for Warrior Women (Comics Forge)
Lissa Pattillo on vol. 6 of Sailor Moon (Kuriousity)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 7 of Sailor Moon (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Lori Henderson on vols. 1-5 of St. Dragon Girl (Manga Xanadu)
Abby on Superman Versus the Ku Klux Klan (Abby the Librarian)
Greg McElhatton on A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse (Read About Comics)
Travis Jonker on A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel (100 Scope Notes)
Lori Henderson on vol. 1 of Young Miss Holmes (Manga Xanadu)

Brigid Alverson About Brigid Alverson

Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.


  1. Ooooo! I can’t wait to read the Fruit Ninja comic book.

  2. Thanks for the link! And congrats to Raina T! The two top graphic novel slots! That’s amazing!

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