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Interview: Sean O’Neill on ‘Rocket Robinson’

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Today we have another guest post by comics journalist Alex Dueben. Sean O’Neill is a Chicago-based writer and illustrator, and this year Dark Horse is publishing two graphic novels that he wrote and drew. The “Rocket” Robinson books are  adventure stories whose 12-year-old titular protagonist travels to Egypt and Paris, navigates tombs, uncovers hidden treasure, puzzles through cyphers. […]

Interview: Aron Nels Steinke on ‘Mr. Wolf’s Class’

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Today’s interview is a guest post by Alex Dueben, an accomplished comics journalist who will hopefully be a frequent contributor to Good Comics for Kids. Aron Nels Steinke is the Eisner Award winning creator of The Zoo Box (2014) and the new graphic novel series from Scholastic’s Graphix imprint, Mr. Wolf’s Class. The new book […]

Interview: Kim Dwinnell to Do Book Two of ‘Surfside Girls’

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More news from the floor of Comic-Con International at San Diego: The publisher Top Shelf announced today that it will publish a second volume of Kim Dwinnell’s Surfside Girls, to be subtitled The Mystery at the Old Rancho. Dwinell will meet fans and sign Surfside Girls at Comic-Con International today, Friday July 20th, from 10am-11am […]

Exclusive: BOOM! Studios Announces ‘The Great Wiz and the Ruckus’

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We’re breaking some great graphic novel news this morning: BOOM! Studios will publish the original graphic novel The Great Wiz and the Ruckus by animator Joey McCormick, with colors by Whitney Cogar, under their KaBOOM! imprint in February 2019. Get a load of that cover! Here’s what the story is about: Red, a blind Wiz […]

Announcement and Interview: First Second to Publish ‘Marshmallow and Jordan’

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We’ve got big news today: First Second’s announcement of a new middle-grade graphic novel, Marshmallow and Jordan, by newcomer Alina Chau. Chau has a beautiful watercolor style (you can see more of her work at her website), and Marshmallow and Jordan has an intriguing premise: After a severe car accident, Jordan uses a wheelchair full-time. […]

Teens, Graphic Novels, and Mental Health: An Interview with Dr. Jennifer Jenks

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I recently wrote an article on graphic novels and mental health for School Library Journal, and one of the people I spoke to while researching it was Dr. Jennifer Jenks, MD, a psychiatrist who treats teenagers as well as children and adults. She had many interesting things to say about the broader issues of teens, […]

Interview: ‘The Once and Future Queen’

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It’s a pretty daring move to try retelling the King Arthur legend one more time, but in The Once and Future Queen, writers D.J. Kirkbride and Adam Knave and artist Nick Brokenshire rise to the task by moving beyond the usual tropes and reinventing not just the characters but the whole structure of the story. […]

Interview: Ermahgerd! ‘Goosebumps’ Comics!

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of R.L. Stine’s first Goosebumps book, and the series seems to be aging gracefully, with plenty of spinoffs, a movie, and a graphic novel adaptation. Now there are more comics, as IDW announced a new Goosebumps series at Comic-Con International in San Diego last July. The comics will feature […]

Interview: Falynn Koch on Bugs and Bats

Falynn Koch’s newest book in First Second’s Science Comics line, Science Comics: Plagues, came out last week, so I figured it’s a good time to post the interview I did with her at C2E2 last April. Koch is also the author of Science Comics: Bats, so we started with that. You can keep up with […]

Interview: Eric Kallenborn on Graphic Novels in the Classroom

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I spoke to Eric Kallenborn when I was researching The People’s Comics: Using the Graphic Format to Teach About Current Events, which is the cover story of this month’s School Library Journal. Eric is an English teacher at Alan B. Shepard High School in Palos Heights, Illinois, and he has a lot to say about […]