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Review: Mr. Twee Deedle

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Mr. Twee Deedle: Raggedy Ann’s Sprightly Cousin – The Forgotten Fantasy Masterpieces of Johnny Gruelle Edited by Rick Marschall Fantagraphics; $75.00 Thanks to Junie B. Jones and other books still carrying the torch, children today are quite familiar with Raggedy Ann and Andy, even if they know nothing about their history or the man who […]

YALSA Hub Challenge: My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf

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Our second title to discuss from the YALSA Hub Reading Challenge is Derf Backderf’s My Friend Dahmer — very much the opposite end of the spectrum from our last title, Drama. Not only was My Friend Dahmer honored as one of the Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Ten for 2013, it also won an […]

Preview: Benjamin Bear in Bright Ideas

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I’m on record as being a big fan of Philippe Coudray’s first Benjamin Bear book, so I’m delighted that Toon Books is publishing a second one next month. What I like about this book is that it’s clever without being overbearing; each page contains a puzzle or a verbal pun that is simple enough for […]

Cartoon Network Comes to Your LCS via IDW!

IDW Publishing and Cartoon Network Enterprises announced today that the two companies have teamed up to produce and release comics based on Cartoon Network’s many popular and classic characters. This year will see the return of characters from such classic shows as The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Johnny Bravo, Generator Rex, Ben 10 […]

A Mom’s Journey into Homestuck Part 5

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Well, this is it. The infamous Act 5. I call it infamous, because any search on the web for Homestuck will inevitably lead to some comment about skipping Acts 1-4 because they are boring, and going straight to Act 5. Of course you can do this. My youngest started with Act 5 but eventually went […]

All ages comics and manga for 2/20/13

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The cold weather is back, and the best way to fight it a blanket, a cup of hot chocolate, and some good comics from this week’s list! The Sonic the Hedgehog spin-off series, Sonic Universe, is about to hit a milestone as the 49th issue is released from Archie Comics. Drawn and Quarterly releases two […]

YALSA Hub Challenge: If you liked Drama…

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As promised, this week we’ll be featuring the top ten read-alikes for the recently discussed award-winner Drama by Raina Telgemeier.  You can read us investigating just what makes this title great in last week’s post, but this week is about finding more titles for your Drama fans to love. Read on for our contributors picks! […]

Preview: Barry’s Best Buddy—plus a Toon Books giveaway!

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Renee French is well known among adult fans of indy graphic novels for her surrealistic artwork in H Day and The Ticking, but she also writes and illustrates children’s books under her pen name, Rainy Dohaney. Next month, Toon Books will publish her graphic novel Barry’s Best Buddy, a silly story about two friends, and […]

Three Graphic Novels Take Cybils Awards

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The winners of the Cybils (Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards—should’t that be the CYABLAs?) were announced last week, and although there are only two graphic novel categories, three graphic novels took the honors. The award-winners are… A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse, by Frank Viva (Toon Books) This was […]

Preview: A little Archie to kick off the weekend

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Here’s a short preview of World of Archie Double Digest #26, coming to a comics shop near you next Wednesday. This quick take features art by classic Archie artist Dan DeCarlo, who helped give Betty and Veronica their iconic look; you can see more of his work in the recent anthology The Art of Betty […]