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Links: ‘Sisters’ poised for success; Ben Hatke talks ‘Zita’

Brigid Alverson

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Raina Telgemeier’s Sisters, which is due out later this year, is slated for an initial print run of 200,000 copies. As Zainab Akhtar points out, Telgemeier’s Smile has over 1 million copies in print. You can see a preview of it here.

Ben Hatke, talks about Zita the Spacegirl and its influences and antecedents.

Five-year-old Zoey chats with Grace Ellis and Brooke Allen about their new girl-adventure comic Lumberjanes.

Book 1 of March, Rep. John Lewis’s memoir of the Civil Rights movement, has won a “Special Recognition” award at the Robert F. Kennedy Book Awards.

Gene Luen Yang posts an account by two teachers of how they used his Boxers and Saints in their seventh-grade history class.

Previews

Jughead & Archie Comics Digest #2 (Comicosity)

Reviews

Sterg Botzakis on The 14th Dalai Lama: A Graphic Biography (Graphic Novel Resources)
Sterg Botzakis on 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente (Graphic Novel Resources)
Julie P. on Big Nate: Great Minds Think Alike (Booking Mama)
Alysa Stewart on Bluffton (Everead)
Jennifer Hubert Swan on Over Easy (Reading Rants)
Melissa Fox on Primates (Book Nut)
Melissa Fox on The Return of Zita (Book Nut)
Jennifer Hubert Swan on The Shadow Hero (Reading Rants)
Drew McCabe on Spongebob #32 and Duffman #1 (Comic Attack)
Kelly Thompson on This One Summer (Comic Book Resources)
Aquafortis on The Undertaking of Lily Chen (Finding Wonderland)

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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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