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Preview: ‘No Ivy League’


Yesterday we brought you an interview with Hazel Newlevant, creator of the graphic memoir No Ivy League. Today we’re bringing you an extended preview, so you can see the story for yourself. This is a young adult comic about Newlevant’s first job, pulling ivy in public parks. Here’s how she described the story in our […]

Interview | Hazel Newlevant on ‘No Ivy League’


Just before Small Press Expo, which took place two weeks ago, Hazel Newlevant sent me a copy of the first issue of her new comic, No Ivy League. It’s a memoir of her first job as a teenager—I’ll let you tell her more about it below—and she plans to publish it in three issues and […]

Interview: Chris Duffy on ‘Fable Comics’


Today we have the honor of kicking off the blog tour for Fable Comics, First Second’s third anthology of short comics based on traditional tales. Like its predecessors, Nursery Rhyme Comics and Fairy Tale Comics, Fable Comics is ably edited by Chris Duffy and features comics by an array of well-known creators, including George O’Connor […]

Review: ‘Big Nate: Welcome to My World’

Big Nate Welcome to My World

Big Nate: Welcome to My World By Lincoln Peirce AMPKids, $9.99 Ages 8 to 12 Lincoln Peirce’s Big Nate is an enjoyable comic, for sure, but it’s hard to see why it is so phenomenally popular. There isn’t anything particularly unusual about his formula: Big Nate is a sixth-grader with a somewhat overdeveloped ego and […]

Links: Dragons and Robots and Frankenfrogs, Oh My!

Hero Complex has a preview of Ben Hatke’s new book, Little Robot, as well as an interview with Hatke, who is also the author of the Zita the Spacegirl books. And here’s an in-depth interview with Ben by Alex Dueben. Archaia, which has published a number of comics based on Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, has […]

Preview: ‘Archie’ #3


As you have probably heard by now, Archie Comics rebooted their flagship series two months ago with a new look and a new, more “realistic” sensibility. The first story arc is written by Mark Waid (Daredevil) and illustrated by Fiona Staples (Saga), and we discussed the first issue thoroughly in our Archie Roundtable last month. […]

Previews: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #61


Let’s kick off this Labor Day weekend with an advance peek at Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #61. Here’s the executive summary: Usually, Shaggy and Scooby are the ones running scared, so the mystery’s even more mysterious when Velma’s being hounded by a courtroom creature her teammates can’t see! Velma’s not the type to cry wolf […]

Preview: ‘Over the Garden Wall’ #1


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 […]