If things have been a little slow around here, it’s because I was away at New York Comic-Con. Here’s my roundup of the kids’ comics scene for Publishers Weekly.
Oh, and I also put together a roundup of upcoming graphic novels for teens at SLJ Teen.
The local paper interviews Zack Giallongo about his first graphic novel, Broxo, which was just published by First Second—and immediately hit the New York Times best-seller list.
“Kids are reading comics, just not the ones that are being sold through the direct market,” says Sean Kleefeld, who meditates on the duality between the huge popularity of books like Raina Telgemeier’s Smile and the near-absence of children’s comics and graphic novels from traditional comics shops.
If you have ever been curious about the difference between a publisher’s edition of a book and the Scholastic Book Club version, check out Gina Gagliano’s comparison of the two versions of Adventures in Cartooning.
Matt Loux posts a panel from a work in progress.
Nathan Hale has some advice for librarians on how to shelve his Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales.
Nicola on Graphic Classics: Halloween Classics (Back to Books)
Lizzie Millar on Guinea PI(G): Pet Shop Private Eye (Shelf Elf)
Melissa on Legends of Zita the Spacegirl (Book Nut)
Drew McCabe on Mr. Men and Little Miss: Mr. Strong: Good Thing I Came Along and Garfield #6 (Comic Attack)
Anthony Strand on The Muppets: The Four Seasons: Winter (ToughPigs)
Greg McElhatton on Sumo (Read About Comics)
Greg McElhatton on Uncle Scrooge: Only a Poor Old Man (Read About Comics)
Matt Brady on A Wrinkle in Time (Warren Peace Sings the Blues)