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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’

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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

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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!’

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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

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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: […]

Review: ‘An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar’

An Olympic Dream: The Story of Samia Yusuf Omar By Reinhard Kleist Self Made Hero, $22.95 One of the most inspiring stories to come out of this year’s Olympics is that of swimmer Yusra Mardini, a refugee from Syria who helped rescue a group of refugees in a rubber dinghy by swimming for three hours, […]

Interview: Cecil Castellucci and Jose Pimienta Hit the Road in ‘Soupy Leaves Home’

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Cecil Castellucci, the writer of The Plain Janes, The Year of the Beasts, and Odd Duck, announced her newest project last month: Soupy Leaves Home, a YA graphic novel about a Depression-era girl who runs away from home and completely reinvents herself, disguising herself as a boy and riding the rails as a hobo. I […]

Links | ‘March’ Wins VLA Diversity Award

The Virginia Library Association has announced the winners of their first Graphic Novel Diversity Award; the winner in the Youth category is March Book 2, by Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell. The honor books are Flutter, Volume Two: Don’t Let Me Die Nervous, by Jennie Wood, Jeff McComsey and Chris Goodwin; Honor […]