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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.

Preview: ‘Over the Garden Wall’ #1

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Over the Garden Wall, a sort of a twisted fairy tale story about two half-brothers trying to find their way home, started out as an animated miniseries on Cartoon Network, and BOOM! Studios published a one-shot comic in their all-ages KaBOOM line. Now they are back with a four-issue series, and the first issue came […]

First Second Announces Science Comics, ‘The Prince and the Dressmaker’

The Prince and the Dressmaker

We had two interesting announcements from First Second Books in the past few days. First of all, Jen Wang’s The Prince and the Dressmaker was announced on the Diversity in YA Tumblr: The Prince and the Dressmaker is about a young 19th Century prince named Sebastian who secretly loves to wear dresses. He hires an […]

Links: Talking TOON, Diversity, and ‘Fantasy Sports’

The Amazing World of Gumball, vol. 1: Fairy Tale Trouble

BOOM! Studios already has an Amazing World of Gumball serial comic, but they announced yesterday that they are going to publish an original graphic novel based on the Cartoon Network series as well. “All three kids go to a Renaissance Faire,” Brennan says. “But Gumball gets into some trouble with a stage magician and gets […]

Interview: Brenden Fletcher on ‘Gotham Academy’

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Gotham Academy is a Bat-book with a difference: It’s a supernatural mystery series with an ensemble cast, set in a boarding school that just happens to be in Gotham City. The story is self-contained, although there are some characters who will be familiar to longtime Batman fans. The first volume of the series collects the […]

Preview: Gotham Academy #9

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Gotham Academy is a comic unlike anything else DC is putting out right now: Closer in spirit to Harry Potter than The Dark Knight, it’s a supernatural boarding school story set in the Batman universe. Batman himself is a peripheral character, and in fact the lead character, Olive Silverlock, loathes him, for reasons that aren’t […]

Exclusive Preview: Looney Tunes #226

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And now, for your summer viewing pleasure, here’s an exclusive preview of Looney Tunes #226, out in comic shops this Wednesday: Introducing ACME Road Blox! Build anything! Build everything! CATCH ROADRUNNERS! Will Wile E. Coyote outsmart the Road Runner this time, with his new Road Blox kit? Find out here! BEEP BEEP! Enjoy!

Roundtable: The New Archie

Archie Comics’ flagship title, Archie, made it all the way up to issue #666 before the publisher pulled the plug on the classic house style and rebooted the comic with a new look and a slightly more realistic tone. We all checked out Archie #1, written by Mark Waid (Daredevil) and illustrated by Fiona Staples […]

Links: Comic-Con Roundup and More

Another year’s Comic-Con International has come and gone, and it was a great year for children’s and YA comics. There was a ton of programming, including special programs for librarians at the San Diego Public Library, and a number of kids/YA creators won Eisner Awards in general categories. Here’s my roundup of all the news […]

Preview: New Comic from Oni Press: ‘The Mighty Zodiac’

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Here’s our preview of The Mighty Zodiac, written by J. Torres (Teen Titans Go, Bigfoot Boy) and illustrated by Corin Howell (Batmite, Transformers: Windblade). When six stars fall out of the sky and fall to earth, Master Long sends a message to his students, all members of the Zodiac Clan, to collect the stars and […]

Raina Telgemeier Announces Her Next Book

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Raina Telgemeier, author of Smile, Drama, and Sisters, announced the title of her next book to a room filled with young fans yesterday at Comic-Con International in San Diego. The book, which will be fiction, will be called Ghost, and it will be out in fall 2016. Here’s Raina’s quick description: Eleven-year-old Catrina and her […]