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Guest Post: Thoughts on NYPL/NYCC and the Sanctuary of Stories

Keynote panel: Moderator Heidi Macdonald, Ngozi Ukazu, and Laurie Halse Anderson

Today I am happy to welcome Peter Gutierrez back to the site. Peter is a writer and media consultant who has a lot to say about comics and literacy, and he is reporting today on the New York Comic Con sessions at the New York Public Library. With a couple of weeks to reflect, I’m […]

NYCC News: ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Avatar,’ and ‘Dinosaucers’

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New York Comic Con, which took place last weekend, was the last big comic con of 2017, and publishers finished out the season with plenty of news and announcements. We already posted about First Second’s Maker Comics, but here are a few more NYCC announcements. Dark Horse announced that Faith Erin Hicks, the creator of […]

NYCC News: First Second to Make Maker Comics

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Following on the success of their Science Comics line, First Second announced at New York Comic Con that they will launch a new line of how-to comics for middle-grade readers. The first one will be a book on baking by Falynn Koch, creator of Science Comics: Bats and Science Comics: Plague Germs (GC4K readers got […]

Wondercon 2017: IDW’s Hey Kids! (of All Ages) Comics Panel

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Editor’s note: GC4K writer Lori Henderson attended this year’s WonderCon, which took place on March 31-April 2 in Anaheim, California. This week we will publish several writeups of the panels she attended there, which featured editors and comics creators from different publishers discussing their work. Sunday at Wondercon is Kids Day and is always filled […]

Links: New Rogue One Comic on the Way

IDW, which will launch a line of all-ages Star Wars Adventures comics in September, will also publish a graphic novel, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in December. Another graphic novel, The Force Awakens, will be out later this month. Darryl Cunningham talks about his new book, Graphic Science, which collects mini-biographies of seven people […]

Links: San Diego and Beyond!

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Comic-Con is over for another year, and there was plenty of excitement, as usual! Here’s a quick roundup of announcements from the show: Yen Press will launch a new middle-grade graphic novel imprint, JY, which will follow up on the success of Svetlana Chmakova’s Awkward and Brave, publishing her next graphic novel, Crush. Also in […]

Library of Congress Celebrates the World of Comics

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If you’re going to be in Washington, DC, over the next few days, check out the cool comics exhibit at the Library of Congress! The events include a live interview with Wonder Woman herself, Lynda Carter, which will be live-streamed—tickets are already sold out. Here’s a press release with all the details! (Image from DC […]

Links: Wings of Fire to Become a Graphic Novel

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Here’s some big news from Scholastic: Best-selling middle-grade author Tui Sutherland will be adapting her Wings of Fire series into graphic novels, with help from Secret Coders artist Mike Holmes. Sutherland is a graphic novel fan herself—and she enjoys reading them with her children—so when Scholastic asked if she would like to adapt her dragon […]

Exclusive: First Second Announces ‘The Last Pick’ by Jason Walz

We’ve got big news today: We’re delighted to bear the tidings of a new graphic novel from First Second: The Last Pick, by Eisner-nominated creator Jason Walz. And we have a couple of preview pages to whet your appetite. Here are the details: The Last Pick By Jason Walz Published by First Second in Fall […]

Hilda, Jughead, ‘Ghosts’ Get Eisner Nominations

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The 2016 Eisner Award nominations were announced yesterday, and as always, the kids’ and YA selections are an interesting bunch. Here you go: Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8) Ape and Armadillo Take Over the World, by James Sturm (Toon) Burt’s Way Home, by John Martz (Koyama) The Creeps, Book 2: The […]