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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.

Kids’ Comics Award Winners Announced

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Back in May, we announced the nominees for the Kids Comics Revolution Awards, in which children were invited to vote for their favorite graphic novels. The results are in! Since all the books are worth a look, we’ll give you the full list of nominees, with the winner in bold. Favorite Comic Book Hero: El […]

Care Bears Comics Premiere at ALA

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There’s a huge comics scene at this year’s American Library Association annual meeting in San Francisco, and here’s one kids’ comic that will be premiering at the show: Roar Comics’ new Care Bears comic, written by Georgia Ball, a veteran of both My Little Pony and Scooby Doo, with art by Melanie Gillman, creator of […]

Links: New Writer for Lumberjanes

Noelle Stevenson has left the creative team of Lumberjanes, and Kat Leyh (Supercakes) is taking her place as of issue #18. Stevenson is also the creator of Nimona and is writing Runaways for Marvel. Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, the creative team behind Tiny Titans and Itty Bitty Hellboy, are expanding their Aw Yeah Comics […]

Preview: Invader Zim #1

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The news broke in February that Oni Press would be publishing an Invader Zim comic, with a creative team that includes Invader Zim creator Jhonen Vasquez and several veterans of the animated cartoon, which ran from 2001 to 2006 on Nickelodeon. The comic will be rated 13+, and the first issue will be out in […]

Links: The Return of Miles Morales

Marvel is bringing Miles Morales back as Spider-Man in the main continuity of the series; previously, Morales wore the Spidey-suit in the alternate universe of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man. Brian Bendis, who created the original Miles, is back as the writer of this series. At the Barnes & Noble blog, I rounded up some Attack on […]

Links: Winnipeg Library Re-shelves Tintin Book—in Adult Collection

The Winnipeg Public Library system has restored Tintin in America to its shelves after removing the book for review last March, but the library is now shelving it in the adult collection rather than as a children’s book. E-mails from the library released in March show that the youth services librarians had in fact decided […]

One Day Left to Get Jim Henson Comics at Humble Bundle

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We’ve written before about Humble Bundle, which sells “bundles” of DRM-free comics, books, and games with a pay-what-you-want model. Their latest deal, which expires tomorrow, is a Jim Henson Bundle featuring both comics and novels: The classic and newer versions of the Fraggle Rock comics, the Dark Crystal graphic novels and prose novels, the Storyteller […]

Preview: Teen Titans Go! #10

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Ready for some Saturday morning comics? Writers Amy Wolfram and Sholly Fisch and artist Jorge Corona bring the funny in Teen Titans Go! #10. Here’s what it’s about: After responding to an ad in a comic book, Beast Boy is the proud owner of a brand new pair of Hypno-Specs – and he’s not afraid […]

Preview: Clarence #1

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Debuting today, Clarence is a new series in BOOM! Studios’ kaBOOM line, based on the Cartoon Network series and written by Liz Prince, the creator of Tomboy, with art by Evan Palmer (Munchkin) Here’s the blurb: Clarence is a typical fourth grader who’s always on the search for fun with everyone, finding adventures everywhere from […]

Beauty and the BEA

I interviewed Annie Goetzinger, the creator of Girl in Dior, a book that combines gorgeous drawings of Dior fashions with a history of the House of Dior, told from an insider’s point of view. Just a quick reminder that it’s not too late to sign up for the webcast From Superheroes to Vampires: The Hottest […]