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Links: Wimpy Kid and Herobear Rise Again

Brigid Alverson

 Links: Wimpy Kid and Herobear Rise Again

Jeff Kinney reveals the secret origin of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and shares a bit of art from the next book.

In a video shot at New York Comic Con, Mike Kunkel talks about his return to Herobear and the Kid.

BOOM! Studios, the publisher of the Adventure Time and Regular Show comics, has announced a new mini-series, Regular Show: Skips, and an ongoing series based on the new Cartoon Network show Stevens Universe, which will premiere on Monday.

Jamie Smart’s comic Fish Head Steve has made the shortlist for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, which is just what it sounds like, an award for the funniest books. The final selections will be made by 200 UK schoolchildren.

I covered Prof. Carol Tilley’s talk on the history of anti-comics crusades at NYCC. She had some fascinating, gossipy details about the personalities involved, including a grudge that may have changed history, as well as selections from letters that children wrote to Dr. Frederic Wertham, responding to his claims that comics cause children to become juvenile delinquents.

Richard Bruton take a look at Boo!, a horror comic anthology for children, at The Forbidden Planet.

Mashable covers several of the NYCC panels on comics in the classroom, and Amie Wright, Joint Library-School Pilot Selection Program Supervisor at the New York Public Library, shares the PowerPoint from her NYCC panel on comics and the Common Core.

Previews

My Little Pony #12

Reviews

Sterg Botzakis on Battling Boy (Graphic Novel Resources)
Charles Hatfield on Battling Boy (The Comics Journal)
Melissa Fox on Boxers & Saints (Book Nut)
Augie DeBleick, Jr., on GO: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design (by Chip Kidd) and vol. 1 of Dance Class (Comic Book Resources)
Drew McCabe on Hello Kitty: Here We Go (Comic Attack)
Richard Bruton on Knight & Dragon (Forbidden Planet)
Nick Smith on Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel (ICv2)
A Library Girl on vol. 3 of Nightschool (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
Travis Jonker on The Silver Six (100 Scope Notes)

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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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