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Links: Dark Horse to Publish Minecraft Graphic Novels

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Big news: Dark Horse has grabbed the license for the first official Minecraft graphic novels, and the books will start coming out next summer. (If you’re thinking “Huh, Sky Pony has been publishing those for years,” you’ve missed the word “unofficial” in their titles. Those books are still available on Amazon, but if you like […]

Quirk Books Combines Comics and Game Books in Two New Titles

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Coming out the first week in September are two new titles that will give kids something new to do while reading. These “comic books you can play” add game mechanics and pick-your-own-path structures to illustrated stories. Quirk Books is releasing these “graphic novels that play like a game” September 4, launching two middle-grade series translated […]

Triple Archie Cover Reveal!

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Let’s kick off the weekend with some Archie news—not a preview but a triple cover reveal: We’re getting an early look at the covers and solicit info for three Archie titles slated for October, all of which will be in the Previews catalog out next week. Enjoy! ARCHIE’S HALLOWEEN SPECTACULAR #1 Get ready for a […]

Comic-Con: Gurihiru, Leigh Bardugo, Shannon & Dean Hale Join DC Ink & DC Zoom Lineup

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At its industry breakfast at Comic-Con this morning, DC Comics announced more titles and artists for its two new graphic novel imprints, DC Zoom (middle grade) and DC Ink (YA), which will launch in April 2019. In the DC Ink line, DC announced that best-selling author Marieke Nijkamp (This Is Where It Ends) will write […]

Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland’s ‘Spill Zone’ Wins EGL Book of the Year Award

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Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland’s Spill Zone, Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham’s Real Friends, and Melanie Gillman’s As the Crow Flies were among the winning graphic novels in this inaugural Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards, which were presented Saturday evening at Denver Comic Con. The awards were created and administered by Pop Culture Classroom, the […]

DC Reveals Covers, More Details on DC Zoom and DC Ink Graphic Novels

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Just ahead of the American Library Association annual meeting, DC has revealed more details on its upcoming line of DC Zoom graphic novels for middle-grade readers and DC Ink graphic novels for young adults. DC Zoom will launch in April 2019. Here’s the lineup: Super Sons: The Polarshield Project, written by Ridley Pearson and illustrated […]

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 […]

Happy Anniversary, Toon Books!

Jaime Hernandez, Kevin McCloskey, Françoise Mouly, Sergio García Sánchez, Ricardo “Liniers” Siri, Brigid Alverson at TCAF 2018

This year’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) celebrated ten years of Toon Books, the publisher of high-quality comics for children founded by Françoise Mouly, with a panel featuring Mouly and the following artists, moderated by Good Comics for Kids’ own Brigid Alverson. Kevin McCloskey is a professor of illustration at Kutztown University and created the […]

Comic Book Clubs for Libraries

TCAF 2018 poster art by Emily Carroll

At the recent Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF), I had the pleasure of attending a panel on “How to Launch a Comic Book Club”. I am part of a comic club in Madison, Wisconsin, so I was curious to see how this was similar and different. Led by Philippe Leblanc, the panel was more of […]

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. […]