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TOON Books Announces Spring Releases

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While much of the East Coast is buried under mounds of snow, it’s heartening to look forward to spring, when it should all be melted away. TOON Books has announced their spring line-up of titles, and there are five new releases that readers will want to see! Two of the titles fall under their TOON […]

Read ‘The Montgomery Story’ Online

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, here is a link to the online version of Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story, a comic book that was originally published in 1957 by a group called the Fellowship of Reconciliation. The comic tells the story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and there’s a section in […]

Links: Girl Detectives Rule!

Goldie Vance

BOOM! Studios has announced a new teen detective series, Goldie Vance, and CBR has the story, with interviews with writer Hope Larson (Mercury, A Wrinkle in Time) and artist Britney Williams (Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat). The detective is a 16-year-old girl, but the series is pitched at readers of all ages, and it’s part of […]

Gene Luen Yang Named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

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On Monday, the Children’s Book Council in conjunction with the Every Child a Reader, and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress announced that graphic novel creator Gene Luen Yang will be the next National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Yang is no stranger to breaking barriers in the children’s and YA […]

Links: Angouleme Selections Include ‘Nimona,’ ‘Walker Bean’

The official selections for the Angouleme International Comics Festival have been announced, and a number of children’s and YA books, including Nimona, Ms. Marvel, and The Unsinkable Walker Bean, have made the cut. Jennifer Sheehan does a thorough job of reporting on a comics course offered at Phillipsburg High School in Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania, interviewing the […]

Colleen Doran to Illustrate Neil Gaiman’s ‘Troll Bridge’

Troll Bridge

Here’s something to look forward to in the New Year: Dark Horse has announced that Colleen Doran (A Distant Soil, Sandman) will adapt Neil Gaiman’s short story Troll Bridge into graphic novel form. The book comes out next September; the full press release is below. As announced last week, Dark Horse Books is pleased to […]

Links: Supergirl Comic Is on the Way

Adventures of Supergirl

Good news for fans of the Supergirl TV show: DC will publish a digital-first Adventures of Supergirl comic that will be set in the same universe, although it won’t be based directly on the show. Not comics, but comics-adjacent: Scholastic is preparing a line of “Backstories” novels, 120-page middle-grade biographies of Superman, Wonder Woman, and […]

Free Comic Book Day 2016 Comics Announced

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The Free Comic Book Day folks have announced the 2016 free comics lineup, and as always, there are some awesome kids’ titles in the mix. For those not quite in the know, Free Comic Book Day is a promotion held the first Saturday in May in which comics retailers offer a selection of free comics […]

Links: Best of the Year

It’s the end of the year, time for the end-of-the-year lists! We posted our picks for the top ten graphic novels of 2015 at SLJ, and YALSA recently updated their nominations for this year’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens list. Random House will launch a series of My First Comics board books in January, and […]

Links: ‘Naruto’ Creator Talks

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Entertainment Weekly interviews Masashi Kishmoto, the creator of Naruto, about his recently concluded series, which is one of the best selling manga in North America. Kishimoto confesses he didn’t expect that: “During the series, manga exploded, and I must say that part of what made Naruto successful was the globalization of manga, and the fact […]