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Preview: ‘No Ivy League’

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Yesterday we brought you an interview with Hazel Newlevant, creator of the graphic memoir No Ivy League. Today we’re bringing you an extended preview, so you can see the story for yourself. This is a young adult comic about Newlevant’s first job, pulling ivy in public parks. Here’s how she described the story in our […]

Interview | Hazel Newlevant on ‘No Ivy League’

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Just before Small Press Expo, which took place two weeks ago, Hazel Newlevant sent me a copy of the first issue of her new comic, No Ivy League. It’s a memoir of her first job as a teenager—I’ll let you tell her more about it below—and she plans to publish it in three issues and […]

This Week’s Comics: Beagle Avatar

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With the passing of the equinox, the nights are longer than the days, which is perfect for reading more comics. Action Lab Entertainment completes the latest volume of Princeless with issue 4 of Be Yourself being released. Also ending is the Doctor Who Event from Titan Comics, The Four Doctors, while Vertical Comics releases the […]

Review: ‘Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth’

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Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth Writer/artist: Judd Winick Random House; $14 Judd Winick’s entry into the comics field was something of an explosion, no doubt propelled by his celebrity as a cast member on one of the earliest seasons of one of the earliest reality TV shows, MTV’s The Real World. […]

Review: The Complete Chi’s Sweet Home Volume 1

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A young kitten wanders away from her mother and siblings while out on a walk and is found by a young boy and his mother. The Yamadas take the kitten in, and in the process of trying to find a home for her, she ends up wiggling her way into their hearts, despite their apartment […]

Interview: Chris Duffy on ‘Fable Comics’

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Today we have the honor of kicking off the blog tour for Fable Comics, First Second’s third anthology of short comics based on traditional tales. Like its predecessors, Nursery Rhyme Comics and Fairy Tale Comics, Fable Comics is ably edited by Chris Duffy and features comics by an array of well-known creators, including George O’Connor […]

This Week’s Comics: Holographic Treehouse

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This week’s list is all about the leading ladies. Action Lab Entertainment releases issues of Nutmeg and Princeless: Raven The Pirate Princess. BOOM! Studios has new issues of Adventure Time With Fionna and Cake and Lumberjanes, while Dark Horse Comics releases the final volume in the Courage Princess trilogy. The List: ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT Nutmeg […]

Roundtable: Gotham Academy

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It’s an exciting time for superhero comics. DC and Marvel have both begun paying attention to the diversity of their fans and are starting to publish comics with wider audiences in mind. DC in particular has always had something for younger kids (though not nearly enough), but in October 2014 they initiated a significant push towards reaching […]

Review: ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ 3-in-1 Volume 1

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Yu-Gi-Oh! became popular in US due to the cartoon and trading card game, but it started out as a manga. It was brought over here by Viz Media as part of the debut of Shonen Jump manga magazine and was one of the anchor titles. Yu-Gi-Oh! emphasizes the importance of friendship while also indulging in […]

Review: ‘Peanuts: It’s Tokyo, Charlie Brown!’

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Peanuts: It’s Tokyo, Charlie Brown! Writer: Vicki Scott Artists: Vicki Scott and Paige Braddock BOOM! Studios; $14 There’s an interview with cartoonist Vicki Scott presented among the pages of behind-the-scenes material in the back of her original graphic novel, It’s Tokyo, Charlie Brown!, in which she mentions looking to the animated specials for inspiration in […]