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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 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.

Graphic Novels Shortlisted for Book Awards

Over the past ten years, as graphic novels have grown in popularity, we are seeing more and more of them nominated for literary awards in non-comics categories. The precedent for this was set by Art Spiegelman’s Maus, which was the first graphic novel to win a Pulitzer Prize, and almost 15 years later, Gene Luen […]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #19


This month, Scooby and the gang team up with Zatanna to find her missing father in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #19. The comic is out on October 26, but we have a preview for you right here. Enjoy!

‘Korgi’ Is Back: A Preview and a Look at the Cover Process


As Lori noted on Friday, Christian Slade has released a new volume of Korgi, his wordless tale of a dog meeting fantastical creatures. Korgi, Book 4: The Problem with Potions will be out on October 18 in comic shops and November 1 in bookstores, and we’re happy to present not only a preview but an […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #74


It’s not quite the phantom of the opera, but hilarious complications ensue in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #74, when Scooby and the gang are called in to investigate mysterious happenings behind the scenes of a musical about American history. Sound familiar? Here’s the blurb: Scooby and the gang go backstage at Broadway’s hottest musical—“Franklin!”—when ghosts […]

Pre-NYCC News: Tom Taylor’s ‘The Deep’ Returns in a New Format


New York Comic Con is coming next week, and that always means there are a lot of pre-convention announcements. BOOM! Studios has been rolling them out one at a time, and this one is of particular interest to GC4K readers: In 2017 they will publish The Deep, by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer, as a […]

Interview: Johnnie Christmas on ‘Angel Catbird’


Novelist Margaret Atwood struck out in a new direction this year with her graphic novel series Angel Catbird, which is being published by Dark Horse; the first volume came out earlier this month. I interviewed Atwood at Comic-Con International in San Diego, and at the same time I also spoke to Johnnie Christmas, the artist […]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #18


It’s Scooby in space! Scooby-Doo and his fellow super-canines form a pooch posse and head for the stars in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #18: Can it be? The entire universe threatened by the spectral spirit of Canis Major, the dog star? To get to the bottom of the space-spanning mystery, canine crimebuster Scooby will have to team […]

Big News: Gene Luen Yang Named MacArthur Fellow

Gene Luen Yang, 2016 MacArthur Fellow, Flying Color Comics, Concord/California, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. Courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Gene Luen Yang, the currently serving National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, has just been named a 2016 MacArthur Fellow. The fellowships, commonly referred to as “genius grants,” come with a no-strings-attached grant of $625,000, paid out over five years. While Yang is not the first graphic novelist to be named a MacArthur Fellow—Ben Katchor […]

First Second Announcement: ‘Pelé: The King of Soccer’


We’re delighted to bring you the news today of First Second’s latest graphic novel announcement: They will publish Pelé: The King of Soccer, written by Eddy Simon and illustrated by Vincent Brascaglia, in October 2017. Here’s a brief synopsis: Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known to his schoolmates as Pelé, grew up in poverty in the […]

Links: ‘Ghosts’ Makes Its Debut

Raina Telgemeier’s Ghosts was officially released on Tuesday, and it’s been getting a lot of ink (pixels?). At the New Yorker, Sarah Larson talks to Telgemeier about writing autobiography and magical realism, the inspirations behind Ghosts, and how she deals with her young audience, and she reveals that her next book will be a memoir. […]