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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 […]

Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #58

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It’s Saturday morning, time for some cartoon fun! Here’s an advance look at Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #58, and here’s the 411: “GET OFF MY CLAAAAAAIMM!!” yells the ghostly Spindletop Wildcatter, as he chases the gang off what he claims to be his land. When the Mystery Inc. visits the local natural history museum to […]

Hear About the Hottest Graphic Novels of Fall in the SLJ Webcast

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What’s looking good for the fall? Join me and a panel of publishing folk as we talk about the graphic novels that are coming out in the next few months from DC, Dark Horse, Archie Comics, Del Rey, Marvel, Titan, and Viz Media. We’ll be talking about movie adaptations, favorite characters from Batman to Buffy […]

Preview: ‘Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard,’ vol. 3, #3

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How about a little Mouse Guard to finish out the weekend? Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard is a series of short stories set in the universe of David Petersen’s longer Mouse Guard story, and he has assembled a number of talented creators to tell them. Here’s the blurb: The mice at the June Alley […]

First Dwayne McDuffie Award Shortlist Announced

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I’m honored to have been a judge for the inaugural year of this new award! Here’s the full press release. The first annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids’ Comics will be announced at this year’s Kids Read Comics festival. Named for the highly respected comic book and animation writer and co-founder of Milestone Media who […]

Roundtable: Eisner Nominations Discussion

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This year’s list of nominations for the Eisner award in the children’s and YA categories was a lot different from our list of the top ten graphic novels of 2014. We decided to throw the discussion open to the GC4K bloggers to get a sense of why this particular slate was chosen—and list our favorites […]

Links: ‘Over the Garden Wall’ Becomes a Comic

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The Cartoon Network series Over the Garden Wall is being adapted into a comic, to be published by BOOM! Studios in its KaBoom imprint; Hero Complex has a preview of the art and an interview with creator Pat McHale. Abrams unveils its fall lineup of children’s graphic novels, which includes Night of the FrankenFrogs, a […]

Book Trailer Premiere: Dragons Beware!

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Rafael Rosado and Jorge Aguirre’s Giants Beware was a huge hit a few years ago (here’s Mike’s review), and now they’re back with a sequel, Dragons Beware, which debuted this week. Cory Doctorow sings its praises, and shows off the first few pages, at BoingBoing, and here at GC4K, we have a really cute trailer […]

Special Preview: Svetlana Chmakova’s ‘Awkward’

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We’re big Svetlana Chmakova fans here, going back to her Tokyopop days (Dramacon) and even earlier. After Dramacon, she moved to Yen Press, where she did Nightschool and then an adaptation of James Patterson’s Witch and Wizard. Now she’s back with something new: Awkward, a middle-school comedy that looks like it’s pitched at somewhat younger […]