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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 […]

Links: Magical Girls, Little Robot, and Dragons Beware

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Jillian Tamaki, who collaborated with her cousin Mariko on Skim and This One Summer, talks about her solo book SuperMutant Magic Academy, which will be out soon. Rafael Rosado, the artist and co-creator of Giants Beware and its upcoming sequel Dragons Beware, talks about his evolution as an artist and how his work as an […]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #10

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Today is Free Comic Book Day! Check that link to find a participating comic shop near you, then stop in and get a free comic. Many stores have special events and sales today, and it’s a great opportunity to renew your old comic shop habit or start a new one. To get you in the […]

Exclusive Cover Reveal: The Olympians: Apollo

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Here it is: Our exclusive first look at the cover of George O’Connor’s Apollo, which will be the eighth book in his Olympians series. Here’s the description of the series: In OLYMPIANS, O’Connor draws from primary documents to reconstruct and retell classic Greek myths. But these stories aren’t sedate, scholarly works. They’re action-packed, fast-paced, high-drama […]

Humble Bundle Launches Kids’ Comics Bundle for Children’s Book Week

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The latest Humble Bundle is a very appropriate one: Just in time for Children’s Book Week, they have launched the Humble Kids Comics Bundle Supporting Children’s Book Week, which includes some great comics from a variety of different publishers. If you’re new to Humble Bundle, it’s a way to buy digital books, games, and comics […]

DC Launches ‘Super Hero Girls’ Line

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Back in January, an 11-year-old girl named Rowan wrote a letter to DC, asking for more comics and toys featuring female superheroes, pointing out that “Marvel Comics made a movie about a talking tree and raccoon awesome, but you haven’t made a movie with Wonder Woman.” At the time, DC responded on Twitter, saying “Thanks […]