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Children’s Book Week Interview: Victoria Jamieson

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This week is Children’s Book Week, and John Patrick Green, creator of the soon-to-be-released Hippopotamister, is celebrating with a round of interviews with his fellow comics creators. Here at Good Comics for Kids, he is chatting with Victoria Jamieson, author of Roller Girl (a Newbery Honor book) and the upcoming The Great Pet Escape. If […]

Interview: Ray Friesen on Pirate Penguin and Ninja Chicken

Ray Friesen’s Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja Chicken (Book 2): Escape from Skull Fragment Island! debuts today. Friesen has been making comics for a long time—he was first paid for his work, as he explains below, when he was just four years old. Now a grownup, he has a number of comics and graphic novels to […]

Interview: J. Torres on ‘The Mighty Zodiac’

J. Torres and Corin Howell’s six-issue series The Mighty Zodiac launches this week from Oni Press. The story is an action-adventure tale starring a diverse cast of 12 main characters based on the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. (Check out our preview to get a flavor of what it’s like.) Torres is the writer of […]

Interview: Israel Idonije on ‘The Protectors’

Israel Idonije grew up reading comics, and in 2007, in the middle of his career in professional football (he was a defensive lineman for the Chicago Bears and the New York Giants), he began sketching out some ideas for a comic of his own. Being a pretty smart guy, Idonije didn’t make it a vanity […]

Interview: Dan Parent on ‘The Many Loves of Archie Andrews’

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While Archie Comics has rebooted its familiar characters in the monthly comics, with a somewhat more sophisticated look and slightly more adult stories, the monthly digests continue to run new stories in the traditional style. One of those storylines is “The Many Loves of Archie Andrews, by longtime Archie writer and artist Dan Parent (the […]

Five Questions for Ambassador Gene Luen Yang

As we reported earlier this week, Gene Luen Yang has been named the the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2016-2017. Yang is the first graphic novel creator to be named to this post, and he has become something of a groundbreaker in this respect: His American Born Chinese was the first graphic novel […]

Interview with Maris Wicks

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It’s been a few years since I was able to attend New York Comic Con, but not only did my principal release me for the day, I got to sit on a fantastic panel about STEM Graphic Novels. There was a wonderful array of creators on the panel, including Maris Wicks, the creator of Human […]

Interview: Monet Stewart on Graphic Novels in the Classroom

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When my youngest daughter started 8th grade at Cope Middle School and we got the curriculum from her teachers, I was surprised by her English curriculum. The teacher, Mr. Monet Stewart, allowed students to include manga and graphic novels in addition to prose novels as part of the required outside reading assignments. I have personally […]

Interview | Hazel Newlevant on ‘No Ivy League’

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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’

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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 […]