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Jeff Smith: An update, a crowd of fans and a ‘wonder’ful meeting

Scott Robins

Scholastic made a big announcement during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con outlining publishing plans for Jeff Smith’s Bone for 2009 and beyond. I had an opportunity to speak with Jeff in Toronto just before a signing at Indigo Books where he gave details and background about about Rose, the upcoming Tall Tales collection and the [...]

SDCC Catch-Up: Graphic Novel Programming in Libraries panel

Scott Robins

A full audience was treated to a panel of librarians who are also die-hard comic book and graphic novel enthusiasts to speak about graphic novel-related programming in their libraries. They included: Robin Brenner (Brookline Public Library), Snow Wildsmith (Charlotte-Mecklenburge Public Library), Mike Pawuk (Cuyahoga County Public Library), Nick Smith (Pasadena Public Library), Hilary Chang (McCully-Moiliili [...]

SDCC – Andy Runton & Owly animation

Scott Robins

It’s really hard not to love Owly. A few weeks ago, it was announced that this lovable character would make the leap to from the page to the 3D screen. An animated short debuted last weeked at San Diego Comic-Con and I had the pleasure to speak with Andy Runton about how the short came [...]

SDCC – Saturday: Photo parade

Scott Robins

It’s Sunday morning here in sunny San Diego and I’m just waking up for the last day of Comic-Con, which is KIDS DAY! There’s still many great panels that I need to cover before heading home this evening. Watch this blog for more San Diego Comic-Con coverage over the next couple of weeks. In the [...]

SDCC – Friday: From the convention floor

Scott Robins

Despite the sheer number of people on the convention floor, I still managed to pick up a few interesting news bites so far about comics and graphic novels for kids here in San Diego. – With the big annoucement of further books in Jeff Smith’s Bone series, the press release did not mention that a [...]

SDCC – Thursday: Photo parade

Scott Robins

The first official day of the convention brought even larger crowds than Wednesday evening. It was truly nonstop fans in the exhibit hall and line-ups for all the great programming at the show. Here’s more photos from the show floor: Nothing says San Diego Comic-Con than a giant inflated Pikachu. Viz showcased its kids line [...]

SDCC – Wednesday

Scott Robins

San Diego Comic-Con is indeed upon us and Preview Night was packed with professionals, press and attendees waiting to get a glimpse of all the great exhibits, free swag and exclusive giveaways on, what most people call ‘day zero’, of the show. Here’s a couple more shots from the show floor to whet your appetite: [...]

If You’re in Canada…TCAF!

Scott Robins

What have you been up to lately? I’ve been helping put together a comics festival! If you’re in the Toronto area, the Toronto Comic Arts Festival is happening this weekend, May 9th and 10th at the Toronto Reference Library. Below is a selection of the programming — check out the Books for Boys panel . [...]

Interview – Jim Zubkavich on UDON kids manga

Scott Robins

In January at the ALA Midwinter conference, project manager, Jim Zubkavich introduced the library world to the new UDON Kids line with an impassioned speech recounting how comics and specifically manga turned him into a lifelong reader. And now he’s on a mission to do with same with kids today, with the help of librarians, [...]

Preview: The Elsewhere Chronicles

Scott Robins

Christopher Butcher over at comics212.net has the scoop on a new graphic novel series called THE ELSEWHERE CHRONICLES debuting from Lerner Publishing this upcoming Spring. More details on the story and inside-page preview art can be found at www.elsewherechronicles.com. This looks like some great stuff – finally, more fantasy aimed at a 9-12 age group [...]