Search on SLJ.com ....
Subscribe to SLJ
Follow This Blog: RSS feed
Good Comics For Kids
Inside Good Comics For Kids

Interview: Cecil Castellucci on ‘Soupy Leaves Home’

Soupy Leaves Home

Cecil Castellucci and Jose Pimienta’s Soupy Leaves Home, set during the Depression, is a story about a girl who walks away from an abusive home, disguises herself as a boy, and rides the rails as a hobo. Her companion and protector is Ramshackle, a much older man whose imagination and open-heartedness help her heal and […]

Fontana and Garbowska on ‘Super Hero Girls’—and Dinosaurs

DC Superhero Girls 11 crop

DC’s Super Hero Girls comics imagine what some of the most iconic female characters—Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and even Harley Quinn—would be like if they all went to the same middle school. We talked to writer Shea Fontana and artist Agnes Garbowska about the series a few weeks ago, and now that they are coming […]

Interview: Joey Weiser Talks ‘Mermin’

Mermin vol 5

Joey Weiser’s Mermin started out as, literally, a “fish out of water” story: A strange sea creature washes up on a beach, a boy takes him home, and we get to watch Mermin—the mer-man from Mer—cause general chaos at his new friend Pete’s home and school. But from the very beginning there are hints of […]

Interview: Shea Fontana and Agnes Garbowska Go Time-Traveling with ‘DC Superhero Girls’

DCSHG_PTSHH_08-2-1

We know Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn from comics and movies, but what were they like as teenagers? That’s the basis for DC’s Super Hero Girls line of graphic novels, chapter books, animated shorts, games, and toys. In the world of Super Hero Girls, the female DC characters are all students at […]

Interview: First Second Designer Andrew Arnold

Andrew Arnold has a dual career: He’s the new (since August) associate director of art and design for the graphic novel imprint First Second, and he’s also a comics creator himself—he is one of the co-authors of Adventures in Cartooning (together with James Sturm and Alexis Frederick-Frost) and its many sequels and spinoffs. First Second, […]

Interview: Johnnie Christmas on ‘Angel Catbird’

johnnie-christmas

Novelist Margaret Atwood struck out in a new direction this year with her graphic novel series Angel Catbird, which is being published by Dark Horse; the first volume came out earlier this month. I interviewed Atwood at Comic-Con International in San Diego, and at the same time I also spoke to Johnnie Christmas, the artist […]

First Second Announcement: ‘Pelé: The King of Soccer’

pele-the-king-of-soccer-for-web

We’re delighted to bring you the news today of First Second’s latest graphic novel announcement: They will publish Pelé: The King of Soccer, written by Eddy Simon and illustrated by Vincent Brascaglia, in October 2017. Here’s a brief synopsis: Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known to his schoolmates as Pelé, grew up in poverty in the […]

Interview: John Allison on ‘Bad Machinery’

Bad Machinery 1

John Allison’s Bad Machinery is a cheeky, funny story about English schoolchildren who solve mysteries, and now it’s coming out in a new, easier-to-read format. Bad Machinery started out as a webcomic, and you can still read the original in its entirety at Allison’s site (start here, and set aside some time). Then Oni Press […]

Interview: Hope Larson on ‘Compass South’

CompassSouth

Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock’s Compass South: Four Points is an adventure-filled graphic novel starring not one but two sets of red-headed twins who are making their way to San Francisco in the mid-19th century in hopes of convincing a rich man that they are his children. This is no travelogue, though; the twins are […]

Interview: Ben Hatke on ‘Nobody Likes a Goblin’

Ben.Hatke2

Ben Hatke is a versatile creator: In addition to the three-part Zita the Spacegirl graphic novel series, and the Eisner-nominated Little Robot, his repertoire also includes picture books. His latest book, Nobody Likes a Goblin, published by First Second, is a picture book with a comics sensibility—the words and pictures work together to tell the […]