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Interview: Kel McDonald on ‘Misfits of Avalon’

Brigid Alverson
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Kel McDonald may be the youngest veteran creator in the business. She started her webcomic Sorcery 101 while she was in high school, and she’s about to wrap it up and collect it into an omnibus edition that she’s funding on Kickstarter. She has also Kickstarted several other books, including two Cautionary Fables and Fairy [...]

Writing Comics: John Green on ‘Hippopotamister’

Brigid Alverson
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Today we have a special treat for you: A process essay by comics writer John Patrick Green. John is the artist for Teen Boat, which is a GC4K favorite, and he is now working on a new book, Hippopotamister, which will be published by First Second in spring 2016. Hippopotamister is the story of a [...]

Links: Manga on the Rebound, but What About Superheroes?

Brigid Alverson
No 6

I wrote an article for SLJTeen on the resurgence of manga, with notes on trends and some recommendations for classic and new series for teens. Janelle Asselin writes about the lack of good superhero comics for children. Gene Luen Yang has a good response, pointing to his daughter’s love of Raina Telgemeier’s Sisters as evidence [...]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #51

Brigid Alverson
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Saturday morning cartoons may have vanished from TV, but here at Good Comics for Kids we still like to kick off the weekend with a good comic—and what better one than that former Saturday morning classic, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? Here’s a sneak peek at Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #51, which will be available in [...]

Links: From Disney Classics to Lowriders in Space

Brigid Alverson
Lowriders in Space

Over at Publishers Weekly, I talked to the folks at Fulcrum Publishing about their nonfiction graphic novel line, which includes the anthologies Trickster, Wild Ocean, and Colonial Comics, and to one of their authors, Joel Christian Gill, creator of Strange Fruit and Tales of the Talented Tenth. At New York Comic Con, I had the [...]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #7

Brigid Alverson
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We’ve got something special for you today: An exclusive preview of Scooby-Doo Team-Up #7, which is a Scooby-Doo/Flintstones crossover. Here’s the 411: When a test of Dr. Albrick Einstone’s time machine goes awry, Scooby and the gang find themselves the unexpected guests of everyone’s favorite modern Stone Age family, the Flintstones! And they’ve arrived just [...]

Video: Christopher Hart Draws a Funny Vampire

Brigid Alverson
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Just in time for Halloween, Christopher Hart has a new how-to book that explains the niceties of zombie eyes, four-eyed aliens, and vampire angst. While Hart has made a name for himself doing how-to-draw-manga, Monstrously Funny Cartoons is a return to his gag-comic roots, and he’s very at home here. (Full disclosure: I edited Hart’s [...]

Preview: Costume Quest

Brigid Alverson
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Costume Quest is a new, Halloween-themed graphic novel from Oni Press that’s apparently based on a video game, although you don’t have to be familiar with the game to enjoy the book—I can testify to this personally. Here’s the blurb: Hot on the heels of the freshly announced video game Costume Quest 2, Oni Press [...]

Links: New York Comic Con… and Beyond!

Brigid Alverson
Wonder Woman

I had a busy time last week at New York Comic Con, which has now become the biggest comic convention in the U.S., with 151,000 attendees. I did a quick roundup of the kids’ comics news for Publishers Weekly, shared my picks for the five coolest things at NYCC (with some added commentary on the [...]

Preview: Mishka and the Sea Devil

Brigid Alverson
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Mishka and the Sea Devil is a new release from the small publisher Action Lab (known around these parts as the publisher of Princeless) that came out during New York Comic Con last week. I can’t find a catalog page on the site for it, but here’s the info from their marketing e-mail: Eleven days [...]