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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 [...]

Preview: Uncle Grandpa #1

Brigid Alverson
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This week, BOOM! Studios adds another Cartoon Network comic to its kaBOOM line with the release of Uncle Grandpa #1. It’s a goofy collection of short strips and gags by an assortment of creators, with a strong Mad Magazine vibe. Check out our preview to see for yourself; the comic is out in comic shops [...]

Preview: The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow

Brigid Alverson
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Jim Henson and his collaborator, Jerry Juhl, wrote the script for The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow as a television special, but it was never produced; instead, 46 years later, the folks at Archaia have turned it into a graphic novel, with the adaptation and art by none other than Roger Langridge, the artist for [...]

Preview: ‘Teen Titans Go!’ #6

Brigid Alverson
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We’re big fans of Teen Titans Go! (the exclamation point is part of the title, but it also expresses our enthusiasm) so we’re looking forward to issue #6 coming out next Wednesday. Here’s what’s happening: What happens when the girls have a slumber party and don’t invite any of the boys? What about when Cyborg [...]

Links: ‘Persepolis’ Challenge Fails in Illinois

Brigid Alverson
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What is it about Persepolis? Marjane Satrapi’s graphic memoir of growing up in post-Revolutionary Iran has been pulled from classrooms in the Chicago Public Schools (but retained in their libraries) and challenged in Murphy, Oregon, and now a parent asked that it be removed from the reading list of Glenwood High School in Illinois. The [...]

Interview: Kat Kan on Graphic Novels in School Libraries

Brigid Alverson
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Kat Kan needs no introduction, but I’ll give her one anyway. Kat is a pioneer in our field, having worked with graphic novels and libraries since 1983. She has worked in both school and public libraries and is currently the librarian for St. John Catholic School in Panama City, Florida. She writes the “Graphically Speaking” [...]

Interview: Jessica Lee on Running a Graphic Novel Book Club

Brigid Alverson
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As part of the research for the SLJ article “Teaching with Graphic Novels,” I interviewed a number of educators and librarians, and since most people only got a brief quote, I’m running the interviews in full at Good Comics for Kids. Today, Jessica Lee, teacher librarian at Willard Middle School in Berkeley, California, talks about [...]

Preview: Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse #5

Brigid Alverson
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They’re back! Art Baltazar and Franco’s Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse #5 brings back the cutest gaggle of DC characters ever in the latest episode of their ongoing quest to find a new home base. Here’s the 411: Just when all hope of finding a new treehouse is lost, the girls travel to Paradise [...]

Links: Banned Books Week and Other News

Brigid Alverson
Captain Underpants

There’s a lot of activity going on right now around Banned Books Week, with its focus on comics. It even made NPR, which did a segment that includes interviews with Jeff Smith (Bone) and Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants). At Comic Riffs, Michal Cavna talks to Jeff Smith, Scott McCloud, and Neil Gaiman about comics challenges. [...]