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Brigid Alverson

Harry Potter 195x300 Links: What to expect this autumn

Graphic Novel Reporter has published their Fall Graphic Novel Roundup; check out their picks for kids, teens, and adults.

Kazu Kibuishi talked to CBR about designing the covers for the new editions of the Harry Potter series.

Gene Luen Yang has been making the rounds of the blogs lately, promoting his new book, Boxers & Saints, which just made the National Book Awards longlist in the Young People’s Literature category. Here’s an interview at CBR,

We’ve been hearing a lot about March, Rep. John L. Lewis’s graphic-novel memoir of life in the Civil Rights movement, as well; here’s Nate Powell, the artist, talking about how he got the gig, how he researched the book, and what it was like working with Lewis.

Writer Brian Wood talks about his Star Wars comics, which are set in the period between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back.

MTV Geek talked to not one but three of the creators of Viz’s new Hello Kitty graphic novels: Jacob Chabot, Ian McGinty, and Stephanie Buscema.

Artist Emma Vieceli, who got her start in the Rising Stars of Manga contest, discusses her work on The Avalon Chronicles, Vampire Academy, and Young Avengers.

The Fox 195x300 Links: What to expect this autumn

Mark Waid and Dean Haspiel talk about their work on the revived Red Circle series The Fox, which will be part of Archie Comics’ New Crusaders line.

The Beat continues its series on the UK children’s weekly (available digitally here) The Phoenix with an interview with Tom Fickling, co-creator of the new story “Simon Swift.”

At Good E-Reader, Viz vp Gagan Singh talked to me about the upcoming price hike in their digital manga; most volumes will go from $4.99 to $6.99 on October 1, so stock up now!

The news came out earlier this year that IDW is publishing comics based on Cartoon Network properties such as Samurai Jack and Power Puff Girls; yesterday they announced they are adding Ben 10 to the lineup, and Newsarama’s Chris Arrant interviewed the illustrator, Gordon Purcell. This is not to be confused with Viz’s Ben 10 graphic novels, although both are based on the most recent iteration of the series, Ben 10 Omniverse.

Linda Medley is back at work on the third volume of Castle Waiting, and she’s also working on a comic for younger readers, which the Fantagraphics folks showed off as a work-in-progress on their Tumblr.

In December DC will launch an all-ages, digital-first Teen Titans Go! comic.

MTV Geek has a preview of Jaime Hernandez’s “Hansel and Gretel” from First Second’s new book Fairy Tale Comics. In other Fairy Tale Comics news, Graham Annable talks to Stumptown Trade Review about his adaptation of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” and Gary Tyrrell interviews Karl Kerschl about his story, “The Musicians of Bremen.”

Reviews

William Kulesa on Adventure Time: Playing with Fire (The Jersey Journal)
Tom Spurgeon on Benny Breakiron, vol. 2: Madame Adolphine (The Comics Reporter)
Elizabeth Burns on Boxers (A Chair, a Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy)
Sterg Botzakis on Boxers & Saints (Graphic Novel Resources)
David Elzey on Boxers & Saints (Guys Lit Wire)
Greg Burgas on Cyborg 009 (Comics Should Be Good)
John Hogan on Little Fish (Graphic Novel Reporter)
Don McPherson on Molly Danger (Eye on Comics)
Johanna Draper Carlson on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #1 and 2 (Comics Worth Reading)
A Library Girl on vol. 1 of Nightschool (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 11 of Pokemon Black and White (Blogcritics)
Lesley Aeschliman on Pokemon Adventures HeartGold and SoulSilver (Blogcritics)
Drew McCabe on Power Rangers Megaforce, vol. 3: Panic in the Parade (Comic Attack)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 12 of Sailor Moon (Blogcritics)
Dave Ferraro on Unico (Comics-and-More)

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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 E-Reader.com. 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.

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