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About Johanna

Johanna Draper Carlson has been reviewing comics for over 20 years. She manages ComicsWorthReading.com, the longest-running independent review site online that covers all genres of comic books, graphic novels, and manga. She has an MA in popular culture, studying online fandom, and was previously, among many other things, webmaster for DC Comics. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

Review: ‘Bolivar Eats New York: A Discovery Adventure’

The sequel to ‘Bolivar’ is a puzzle book in which a young girl goes on a culinary tour of New York City with the dinosaur who lives next door.

Review: The ‘Peter & Ernesto’ Series

Johanna looks at three graphic novels about a pair of sloths with very different personalities.

Review: ‘Quick and Easy Guides’ From Limerence Press

Today Johanna looks at three sex education comics that take an inclusive approach and are appropriate for older teens and adults.

Review: Two Trips with Mouse

Johanna goes to the extremes today, with reviews of two TOON books for early readers: ‘A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse’ and the Eisner Award-nominated ‘A Trip to the Top of the Volcano with Mouse.’

Review: ‘Delicious in Dungeon’ Volume 1

Comedy food manga, only the food is made up of dungeon monsters, defeated then eaten.

News: ‘Action Presidents’ Series Continuing This Summer

The historical humor series doubles in length with two new volumes.

Review: ‘A Man and His Cat’ Volume 1

Johanna starts off the week with a look at a manga about a lonely man and a misfit cat.

Random House Plugs New Graphic Novels at C2E2

Johanna Draper Carlson reports in on the Random House panel at C2E2, which may be the last comics convention for a while.

News: Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel Series Expands

Six more Baby-Sitters Club books and a spinoff series are on the way.

News: Kayla Miller’s ‘Click’ Series Continues With Third Book

Olive, the high-spirited heroine of Kayla Miller’s ‘Click’ and ‘Camp’ graphic novels from HMH Books for Young Readers, will return in a third installment next year.