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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.

This Is Not a Taco—It’s an Interview!

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“Kids, remember: If you want tacos in your story, then YOU make sure there are tacos in your story!” That’s the empowering message of This Is a Taco by Josh Shipley and Andrew Cangelose. In the hybrid comic/picture book, a squirrel takes exception to the narration and rewrites his own story so it has more tacos […]

Preview: ‘B&V Friends Jumbo Comics Digest’ #264

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Time for another Archie preview! In the brand-new lead story of B&V Friends Jumbo Comics Digest #264, Veronica is the cold-hearted Snow Queen. The digest also gathers up some fall-flavored stories from years gone by. It goes on sale on September 19. Enjoy!

Preview: ‘Archie Jumbo Comics Digest’ #292

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There’s an up-to-date twist to the new lead story to Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #292, “A Pain in the Bot!” Plus this issue, like all the digests, has a good selection of older stories. It goes on sale on Wednesday, but you can check out our exclusive preview today. Enjoy!

‘Hugman': A Little Red Man Made of Bricks

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Sometimes we get review copies of books that are not comics but probably of interest to comics readers. Here’s a look at a set of books that came over the transom recently. The Adventures of Hugman Hugman Goes to the Museum Hugman and the Animals Hugman Makes a Friend By Nathan Sawaya and Maarten Lenoir […]

Kurt Hassler on Manga and Light Novels

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Here’s the second half of my interview with Yen Press managing director and publisher Kurt Hassler. The interview was originally done for the SLJ article the SLJ article It’s a Novel! It’s a Comic! It’s—Both? In this half, we talk about light novels, which are prose novels that have a lot in common with manga […]

Prose to Comics: Kurt Hassler on Graphic Novel Adaptations

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One of the tough things about writing articles about things I love is the pieces that end up on the cutting-room floor. When I was putting together the SLJ article It’s a Novel! It’s a Comic! It’s—Both? I interviewed Kurt Hassler, managing director and publisher of Yen Press, about adapting popular works such as James […]

Preview: ‘Archie and Me Comics Digest’ #10

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Here’s an early look at Archie and Me Comics Digest #10, featuring a new lead story by Dan Parent and Bill Galvan that has Dilton scheming to switch tutoring assignments so he can tutor the girl he likes. The comic goes on sale on Wednesday. Enjoy!

Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #41

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Mystery Inc. teams up with Wacky Races star Penelope Pitstop in Scooby-Doo Team-Up #41: When heiress Penelope Pitstop is threatened by a mystical menace, Scooby and the gang think the solution to the mystery is obvious: the culprits must be those seven notorious gangsters, the Ant Hill Mob. But our heroes don’t know the Ant […]

Preview: World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #81

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Let’s kick off this late-summer week with some previews! First up is World of Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #81, with a uniquely Archie take on a timely issue: As the gang heads back to school, they are outraged that their teachers have to pay for supplies for their classroom. The comic will be out this […]

Preview: ‘Scooby Doo, Where Are You?’ #94

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It’s time for another look at what the kids at Mystery Inc. are up to in Scooby Doo, Where Are You? #94: Scooby and the gang have faced yetis on distant mountain peaks before…but on a fitness center’s climbing wall in the middle of the city?! Our heroes will have to scale the heights to […]