Search on ....
Subscribe to SLJ
Follow This Blog: RSS feed
Good Comics For Kids
Inside Good Comics For Kids

Trailer: The Tapper Twins Run for President

Geoff Rodkey’s Tapper Twins books aren’t comics, but they are done in a sort of mixed-media format, with both twins telling their side of the story as oral histories, with annotations, text messages, drawings, and other odd bits thrown in. They’re also quite funny. The third book, The Tapper Twins Run for President, is just […]

Preview: ‘Archie 75th Anniversary Celebration Digest’ #1


Archie Comics celebrates its 75th year in the biz by launching a new digest series. Out this week in comic shops, Archie 75th Anniversary Celebration Digest #1 features classic stories, vintage covers, and commentaries from artists and writers. Enjoy!

Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #73


Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #73 gets all meta: Four color fear! When Velma’s favorite graphic novel character leaps off the comic page to terrorize the city, it’s up to the Mystery Gang to become dark fright detectives to stop this imaginary character from becoming a real life super-villain. Yes, that’s right, it’s a comic about […]

Preview: ‘Bad Machinery,’ vol. 1

Yesterday we posted an interview with John Allison, the creator of Bad Machinery, and today we have a look at the book itself. Oni is publishing it in large-format books and will soon be releasing some smaller (6″ x 9″) editions as well. We’re happy to present a preview that includes several slices of the […]

Interview: John Allison on ‘Bad Machinery’

Bad Machinery 1

John Allison’s Bad Machinery is a cheeky, funny story about English schoolchildren who solve mysteries, and now it’s coming out in a new, easier-to-read format. Bad Machinery started out as a webcomic, and you can still read the original in its entirety at Allison’s site (start here, and set aside some time). Then Oni Press […]

Links: ‘Ghosts’ in the NYT


The latest sign that Kids’ Comics Have Arrived: Raina Telegemeier’s Ghosts gets a major review in the New York Times. Not sure where to start with Marvel’s Star Wars comics? Gavia Baker-Whitelaw posts a handy guide, with explanations of where the different series fit in with the continuity of the movies. If you missed your […]

Review: ‘The Great Antonio’

The Great Antonio

The Great Antonio By Elise Gravel TOON Books Level 2, grades 1-2 If you’re looking for a historically accurate biography of the Canadian strongman Antonio Barichievich, this is probably not the book for you. Elise Gravel starts out with some whimsical speculation that he was raised by bears, and in several places she brings up […]

Review: ‘Blip!’

Blip Cover

Blip! By Barnaby Richards TOON Books Level One, grades K-1 A robot’s spaceship crash-lands on a strange planet, where he encounters strange creatures, both friendly and scary, and eventually finds a friend. That’s the very simple plot of this very complicated comic, which is due out next month from TOON Books. Like many TOON books, […]

Links: Ghosts, Pokemon, and Bera the One-Headed Troll

Eric Orchard is creating fanciful, fable-like children’s books in a style inspired by Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac, and I had the opportunity to talk to him about Bera the One-Headed Troll, his latest book. In addition to the story and the art, we also discussed another running theme in his work, his struggles with […]

Exclusive Preview: ‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?’ #72


Once you see the pun at the end of the blurb for Scooby-doo, Where Are You? #72, you’ll wonder why it took them so long to come up with this idea: From grizzled outlaws to sequined songstresses, the cream of country music has come together for a gala, foot-stompin’ benefit concert…except for one small problem: […]