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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.

Links: Magical Girls, Little Robot, and Dragons Beware

Brigid Alverson
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Jillian Tamaki, who collaborated with her cousin Mariko on Skim and This One Summer, talks about her solo book SuperMutant Magic Academy, which will be out soon. Rafael Rosado, the artist and co-creator of Giants Beware and its upcoming sequel Dragons Beware, talks about his evolution as an artist and how his work as an [...]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #10

Brigid Alverson
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Today is Free Comic Book Day! Check that link to find a participating comic shop near you, then stop in and get a free comic. Many stores have special events and sales today, and it’s a great opportunity to renew your old comic shop habit or start a new one. To get you in the [...]

Exclusive Cover Reveal: The Olympians: Apollo

Brigid Alverson
Apollo Cover reveal

Here it is: Our exclusive first look at the cover of George O’Connor’s Apollo, which will be the eighth book in his Olympians series. Here’s the description of the series: In OLYMPIANS, O’Connor draws from primary documents to reconstruct and retell classic Greek myths. But these stories aren’t sedate, scholarly works. They’re action-packed, fast-paced, high-drama [...]

Humble Bundle Launches Kids’ Comics Bundle for Children’s Book Week

Brigid Alverson
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The latest Humble Bundle is a very appropriate one: Just in time for Children’s Book Week, they have launched the Humble Kids Comics Bundle Supporting Children’s Book Week, which includes some great comics from a variety of different publishers. If you’re new to Humble Bundle, it’s a way to buy digital books, games, and comics [...]

DC Launches ‘Super Hero Girls’ Line

Brigid Alverson
DC Super Hero Girls

Back in January, an 11-year-old girl named Rowan wrote a letter to DC, asking for more comics and toys featuring female superheroes, pointing out that “Marvel Comics made a movie about a talking tree and raccoon awesome, but you haven’t made a movie with Wonder Woman.” At the time, DC responded on Twitter, saying “Thanks [...]

Exclusive Preview: He-Man: The Eternity War #5

Brigid Alverson
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He-Man and She-Ra in He-Man: The Eternity War #5 as the battle continues: Skeletor has returned! After his dramatic appearance last issue, the question remains: Will he fight alongside He-Man and She-Ra…or against them? This comic is rated 12+ on comiXology. It will be out in comic shops on April 29, but you can enjoy [...]

El Deafo, Hello Kitty Make Eisner Shortlist

Brigid Alverson
El Deafo

This year’s nominees for the Eisner Awards, the most prestigious awards in comics, were announced yesterday. The Eisners have three categories for children’s comics and graphic novels, and a number of kid-friendly and YA titles were also nominated in other categories. Here are the three kids’ categories: Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age [...]

Roundtable: Why all the Drama about ‘Drama’?

Brigid Alverson
Drama

Earlier this week, the American Library Association released its list of the most frequently challenged books in America. Last year’s list included Bone and Captain Underpants (which is sort of an honorary comic). This year’s list had three graphic novels: Saga, Persepolis, and Raina Telgemeier’s Drama. Saga has explicit sexuality, and Persepolis has come under [...]

Links: Meet the Beetle; Raina Telegemeier on Drama

Brigid Alverson
Professor Owen

Jay Hosler introduces Professor Owen, from his new graphic novel Last of the Sandwalkers. Three of the most challenged library books last year were graphic novels: Saga, Persepolis, and Raina Telgemeier’s Drama. Michael Cavna talks to Telgemeier about what’s going on there (Drama is cited for “explicit sex,” although there is none, presumably because there [...]

Exclusive Preview: Teen Titans Go! #9

Brigid Alverson
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Here’s a look at Teen Titans Go! #9, which is due out in comic shops on April 15. And here’s the executive summary: It’s Titan vs. Titan in a no-holds-barred, winner-take-all…staring contest! In the end, it’s Robin vs. Raven with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Which will turn the tide: Robin’s [...]