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Links | Boom Box Launches ‘The Backstagers’

Character designs for The Backstagers

George Gene Gustines looks at BOOM! Studios’ Boom Box imprint, which focuses on stories of tweens and teens with an emphasis on “personal stories with a sprinkle of glee,” such as Lumberjanes and Giant Days. Their newest series, The Backstagers, is about the theater crew at an all-boys school. “I was a stage crew kid […]

Links: Children’s Book Week Roundup—and More!

Birdsong

Here’s a fascinating story about James Sturm’s Birdsong, just published by TOON Books, which is based on the Japanese storytelling art called kamishibai—and is being used by other artists to create their own performances. The winners of the Children’s Choice Book Awards have been announced, and a graphic novel makes the cut: Judd Winick’s Hilo: […]

‘Camp Midnight’ Creators to Make FCBD Appearances

FCBD Camp Midnight

Saturday, May 7, is Free Comic Book Day, when comic shops offer a selection of specially printed comics for free (regular comics are not free!). Click here to find the nearest participating comic shop, and pay them a visit. Check with your local library, too, as a lot of libraries have special events. I rounded […]

Humble Bundle’s ‘My Little Pony’ Deal Includes Print Book

MLP_HumBun-cover

Humble Bundle is including a print book in their My Little Pony bundle! Humble Bundle is a great way to buy a lot of DRM-free digital comics for a little bit of money. They offer book (and game) bundles that typically last two weeks, on a pay-what-you-want model that has a couple of tiers. You […]

Shortlist for Second Annual Dwayne McDuffie Award Announced

The organization Kids Read Comics has announced the shortlist for the 2016 Dwayne McDuffie Awards. The awards honor comics writer Dwayne McDuffie, founder of Milestone Media (one of the first black-owned comics publishers), writer for Marvel and DC, and creator of the character Static. The award recognizes comics for readers up to age 13 and […]

Wondercon 2016: Kodansha Comics: Attack on Titan Anthology

AOTA Title

Manga publisher Kodansha Comics had both a booth and a panel at Wondercon 2016. This is the first time a manga publisher has attended since the show first moved down to Southern California in 2012. Kodansha Comics was there to promote their new comic Attack on Titan Anthology and to introduce their line of books […]

Links: A Fresh Retro Take on Mickey Mouse

Mickeys Craziest Adventures

IDW Publishing is already bringing over Italian comics featuring the classic Walt Disney characters; at Emerald City Comic Con, they announced they are going to be translating French Disney comics as well, from the publisher Glénat. They’re kicking it off with Mickey’s Craziest Adventures, by Lewis Trondheim and Nicolas Keramidas, which purports to be a […]

Wondercon 2016: DC Comics: Hanna-Barbera

DC Comics Hanna Barbera

Back in February, DC Comics announced a new line of comics that would take several Hanna-Barbera properties and re-imagine them for the 21st Century. At Wondercon 2016, they held a panel that went into more detail about these contemporary updates and previewed artwork for the upcoming books. The panel was moderated by Dan Didio, Co-Publisher […]

Gene Luen Yang to Create an Asian Superman

Kenji Kong

One of the big announcements at last week’s Wondercon is that one of the most iconic characters of all time, Superman, is getting a makeover—in the hands of writer Gene Luen Yang. The original Superman isn’t going anywhere, but Yang will be writing a new series, New Superman, featuring a 17-year-old youth from Shanghai, Kenji […]

Links: You Go, Squirrel Girl!

Marvel announced a new Squirrel Girl original graphic novel this weekend: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe, by Ryan North and Erica Henderson. We picked the first collected edition of the Squirrel Girl comic (also by North and Henderson) as one of our top ten graphic novels of 2015. Johanna Draper Carlson […]