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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: Ben 10 Omniverse: Parallel Paradox

Brigid Alverson
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Here’s a look at the third volume in Viz/Perfect Square’s adaptation of the Ben 10 Omniverse animated series. Ben 10 Omniverse: Parallel Paradox, sets Ben and Rook up against someone from their past “whose very existence could mean the end of the world as we know it.” The story, written by Joel Enos and drawn [...]

Interview: James Kochalka on the Glorkian Warrior—and more

Brigid Alverson
Kochalka at MoCCA

James Kochalka’s latest graphic novel, The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza, is deceptively simple and ridiculously funny. The story of a goofy spaceman on a crazy mission (accompanied by his talking backpack), it is longer than Kochalka’s Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncher graphic novels, which just allows more craziness to pile up as the story [...]

Archie dies—but only in ‘Life With Archie’

Brigid Alverson
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The Archie Comics folks have grown increasingly bold over the last few years, and yesterday they dropped the biggest bombshell of all: They are killing off their flagship character. A bit of explanation is in order here: Archie Andrews will continue to live his normal life in the regular Archie comics and digests—those will not [...]

Links: Nathan Hale, Kazu Kibuishi, and the Archie brass talk comics!

Brigid Alverson
Nathan Hale Trenches

Nathan Hale talks about the research he does for his Hazardous Tales graphic novels, which despite the humor are accurate retellings of incidents in American history. They’re not your father’s Archie Comics any more, and Archie CEO Jon Goldwater talks about the changes he has made since he started with the company in 2010, including [...]

Preview: Uglydoll: My Hero

Brigid Alverson
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Here’s a look at the latest Uglydoll graphic novel from Viz, Uglydoll: My Hero? This is the fourth in their series of whimsical graphic novels about the plush toys created by the husband-and-wife team of David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim (you can read all about it in my interview with David). The graphic novel just [...]

Links: Snoopy returns to the moon

Brigid Alverson
The Beagle Has Landed

Artist and co-writer Vicki Scott talks about working on the latest Peanuts original graphic novel, The Beagle Has Landed, in which Snoopy takes a trip to the moon. There’s a preview at the link as well. Right here at SLJ, Marvel Comics editor Sana Amanat talks about why she created Kamala Khan, the Muslim teenager [...]

Interview: David Gallaher and Steve Ellis on The Only Living Boy

Brigid Alverson
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David Gallaher and Steve Ellis’s The Only Living Boy, which debuts as a webcomic today, is the story of a 12-year-old who suddenly finds himself, literally, the only living boy left in the world. Some sort of calamity (we’re not sure what yet) has wiped out the rest of humanity. But Erik is not alone: [...]

Links: Dates set for Sisters and Amulet; new Jimmy Gownley book debuts

Brigid Alverson
Sisters

Scholastic has announced a release date of August 26 for two new graphic novels, Raina Telgemeier’s Sisters and the sixth volume of Kazu Kibuishi’s Amulet. Amelia Rules creator Jimmy Gownley visited several Catholic schools near his hometown of Girardville, Pennsylvania, to tell students about his new book, The Dumbest Idea Ever (which our own J. [...]

Preview: Hello Kitty: Surprise!

Brigid Alverson
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We have a special treat for you today: A complete Hello Kitty short story, “The Egg,” from Hello Kitty: Surprise, which will be out on April 1. This is the third Hello Kitty book from Viz’s Perfect Square imprint. All three books feature a collection of short stories from different creators (this one is by [...]

Exclusive: Kevin Eastman draws variant cover for Scratch9

Brigid Alverson
scratch9-9-worlds-issue-01-cover-01-eastman-variant for web

Scratch9 is back! Rob Worley’s tale of a cat who gets to actually meet his previous eight incarnations first came out in 2010 (and we included it in our list of the best comics of the year). He followed up with some short stories, Cat Tails, and now he’s launching a new series, Cat of [...]