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Review: Drama

Esther Keller
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This afternoon, a sixth grader came into the library and spotted a poster that was drawn by Raina Telgemeir for Scholastic’s Read Every Day Lead a Better Life Campaign. “Do you have it?” she asked breathlessly? “Do you have it?”

“What?” I asked.

“My favorite book in the whole world,” she answered breathlessly. (I promise! True story!)

“Which book?”

“Smile.”

Unfortunately, all my copies were checked out. But I kept thinking if only I had done my book order already, I know she’ll fall equally in love with Drama, Telgemeier’s latest release.

Preview: Snarked #12: The final issue

Brigid Alverson
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The 12th issue of Snarked will be out in comics shops next week, and writer and artist Roger Langridge said on his blog this week that this will be the last issue, at least for now: I’ll be sorry to see the Walrus and Carpenter go off into the sunset, though I’m happy that the [...]

All ages comics and manga for 9/12/12

Lori Henderson
Zita Legends

Jump into adventure with this week’s new releases! Archie Comics releases the third volume of Sonic’s rival, Knuckles The Echidna Archives. Boom! Studios continues the adventures of the girls from Adventure Time with the third issue of Marceline and The Scream Queens, and Seven Seas Entertainment releases the first omnibus of the prequel to Amazing [...]

Interview: Cecil Castellucci

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 [...]

A Mom’s Adventures in Homestuck Part 1

Lori Henderson
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If you have a teenage that goes online, or if you interact with one, you may have heard such terms from them as “MS Paint Adventures,” “Hussie,” “Trolls,” or “Homestuck.” They may have started to show an interest in horoscopes or have images of zodiac signs or people with horns on their computer screen. Most [...]

Links: Back to school, back to books

Brigid Alverson
Drama

September is a great month for children’s graphic novels, with a slew of new releases. Christopher Mautner talks to Ben Hatke about Legends of Zita the Spacegirl, the followup to last year’s Zita the Spacegirl. Raina Telgemeier’s new graphic novel Drama came out last week, and she is going on tour to promote it. Check [...]

Preview: Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens #3

Brigid Alverson
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Here’s a look at the latest issue in the Adventure Time miniseries Marceline and the Scream Queens, written and illustrated by by Octopus Pie creator Meredith Gran. Enjoy!

All ages comics and manga for 9/5/12

Lori Henderson
Road to Oz 1

This week there are cats and dogs of size! Boom Studios releases the next issue of the ENORMOUS-ly popular Garfield while Vertical has the next volume of the incredibly cute and little Chi’s Sweet Home. DC comics continues its series of the mystery-solving canine who’s still more of a scardey-cat, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? and [...]

Interview: Ben Hatke on Legends of Zita the Spacegirl

Eva Volin
Legends of Zita the Spacegirl

I’m not going to spend a lot of time introducing you to Ben Hatke. You’re a smart reader and I know you’ve been paying attention, so I don’t need to tell you about how he played a part in the Flight anthologies, or about the enthusiastic response he got for the first book in the [...]

Discussion: The Sidescrollers controversy

Brigid Alverson
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Last week, a Connecticut mother objected to the inclusion of Matt Loux’s Sidescrollers on a summer reading list for incoming high school freshmen. Loux responded in an interview with the local Fox affiliate. The book, which was published in 2006, revolves around the hijinks of three recent high school graduates who team up to thwart [...]