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Interview | Hazel Newlevant on ‘No Ivy League’


Just before Small Press Expo, which took place two weeks ago, Hazel Newlevant sent me a copy of the first issue of her new comic, No Ivy League. It’s a memoir of her first job as a teenager—I’ll let you tell her more about it below—and she plans to publish it in three issues and […]

Interview: Chris Duffy on ‘Fable Comics’


Today we have the honor of kicking off the blog tour for Fable Comics, First Second’s third anthology of short comics based on traditional tales. Like its predecessors, Nursery Rhyme Comics and Fairy Tale Comics, Fable Comics is ably edited by Chris Duffy and features comics by an array of well-known creators, including George O’Connor […]

Interview: Chris Giarrusso on ‘G-Man’

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I feel like the three volumes of G-Man comics and the illustrated diary format recently published just snuck up on me.  Has Chris Giarrusso really been writing that long and that much? Having read snippets of his work at conferences, I always wanted to read more, and this summer I finally got the chance. After […]

Interview: Brenden Fletcher on ‘Gotham Academy’

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Gotham Academy is a Bat-book with a difference: It’s a supernatural mystery series with an ensemble cast, set in a boarding school that just happens to be in Gotham City. The story is self-contained, although there are some characters who will be familiar to longtime Batman fans. The first volume of the series collects the […]

Interview: Adam Staffaroni on Lion Forge’s Roar Comics


Lion Forge Comics launched about two years ago as a digital-first comics publisher with a line of licensed comics based on 1980s TV shows. Last year they announced an all ages imprint, Roar Comics, which includes comics adaptations of Punky Brewster and Saved by the Bell as well as original titles. The comics are already […]

Interview: Jeff Smith, Gene Luen Yang, Francoise Mouly, and Cece Bell

A few months ago, the folks over at Booklist asked if I’d like to moderate a panel at ALA Midwinter. “Sure,” I said, “that sounds like fun.” And it did. Moderating panels is fun. It’s a lot of work, what with having to research the people you’ll be talking to, read their books, and come […]

Interview: Raul The Third on ‘Lowriders in Space’

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One of the most delightful comics to come out this year is Lowriders in Space, by Cathy Camper and Raul Gonzalez (whose nom de plume is Raul the Third). It’s an action-packed tale of a trio of friends who fix up a lowrider and then detail it by flying through space and picking up cool […]

Interview: Kel McDonald on ‘Misfits of Avalon’


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 […]

Interview: Kat Kan on Graphic Novels in School Libraries


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


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 […]