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Links: Jillian Tamaki, Luke Pearson Win Major Awards

Brigid Alverson
Hilda and the Black Hound

The British Comic Awards were announced over the weekend, and the winner in the children’s category was Luke Pearson’s Hilda and the Black Hound. Another winner: Jillian Tamaki has received the Canadian Governor General’s Award for Children’s Illustration for This One Summer, which was written by her cousin, Mariko Tamaki. John Patrick Green is all [...]

Links: New York Comic Con… and Beyond!

Brigid Alverson
Wonder Woman

I had a busy time last week at New York Comic Con, which has now become the biggest comic convention in the U.S., with 151,000 attendees. I did a quick roundup of the kids’ comics news for Publishers Weekly, shared my picks for the five coolest things at NYCC (with some added commentary on the [...]

Links: ‘Persepolis’ Challenge Fails in Illinois

Brigid Alverson
Persepolis 1

What is it about Persepolis? Marjane Satrapi’s graphic memoir of growing up in post-Revolutionary Iran has been pulled from classrooms in the Chicago Public Schools (but retained in their libraries) and challenged in Murphy, Oregon, and now a parent asked that it be removed from the reading list of Glenwood High School in Illinois. The [...]

Links: Banned Books Week and Other News

Brigid Alverson
Captain Underpants

There’s a lot of activity going on right now around Banned Books Week, with its focus on comics. It even made NPR, which did a segment that includes interviews with Jeff Smith (Bone) and Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants). At Comic Riffs, Michal Cavna talks to Jeff Smith, Scott McCloud, and Neil Gaiman about comics challenges. [...]

Graphic Novels in the Classroom

Brigid Alverson
SLJ1409w_FT_GN_opener

In this month’s issue of School Library Journal, I talked to teachers, librarians, and Charles Brownstein of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund about the increasing prominence of graphic novels in schools, both in the classroom and in school libraries. Check out the article, which deals with the power of graphic novels as educational materials [...]

RIP Stan Goldberg

Brigid Alverson
Stan Goldberg meeting his fans at Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 2012 (photo by Brigid Alverson)

Stan Goldberg, whose art delighted generations of readers of Marvel and Archie comics, died yesterday at the age of 82. Born in 1932, Goldberg went to work as a colorist for Timely Comics (which later became Marvel) in 1949, at the age of 16, and he stayed with the company as it became Atlas and [...]

Links: San Diego wrap-up and more!

Brigid Alverson
Bone 1

Another Comic-Con is in the rear-view mirror, and this was a good one for comics, although the movie/TV scene seemed a bit low-key compared to previous years. I rounded up the kids’ comics news at Publishers Weekly, which included the 10th anniversary edition of Bone and a new Hereville book from Barry Deutsch. More San [...]

Care Bears and Madballs Join Lion Forge’s All Ages Imprint

Lori Henderson
Lion Forge logo

Last week, as Comic-Con International approached, publishers started getting some of their announcements out before the din of the con started up. One of them was from Lion Forge Comics, a small publisher based in St. Louis that has picked up some new licenses to add to their all ages imprint ROAR Comics. Working with [...]

Scholastic To Publish Bone Tribute Edition With New Art

Esther Keller
boneville

Scholastic has announced that in February 2015 they will release a special edition of Jeff Smith’s Bone #1: Out From Boneville to kick off the celebration of their 10th anniversary of their Graphix imprint. Established in 2005, Graphix, Scholastic’s graphic novel imprint, launched with the colorized version of Jeff Smith’s Bone series. Bone, according to [...]

A Quick Guide to Sonic the Hedgehog Comics

Lori Henderson
sonic-super-special-8

Sonic the Hedgehog, the star of over 70 video games since the early 1990s, will finally get to be the star in his own major motion picture. Sony Pictures and Producer Neal Moritz will work with Japan-based production company Marza Animation Planet, a division of Sega Sammy Group, to make a hybrid computer animation/live action [...]