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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 […]

Quick News Roundup

Star Wars Adventures

We had a quiet week here at Good Comics for Kids because your Fearless Editor was at C2E2 in Chicago, rounding up the latest comics news. Here are a couple of articles to check out: A roundup of kids’ comics news, including info on IDW’s new Star Trek Adventures comics, a new all-ages comic from […]

IDW to Launch ‘Star Wars’ Comics for Young Readers

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IDW Publishing, the home of My Little Pony and Jem and the Holograms comics, made a major announcement at Star Wars Celebration last week: They have inked a deal with Disney Licensed Publishing to produce monthly Star Wars comics, with original content, for young readers. The line will launch with Star Wars Adventures in September […]

Exclusive: BOOM! Studios Announces ‘The Amazing World of Gumball: After School Special’

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Breaking news from BOOM! Studios! In September, they will publish The Amazing World of Gumball: After School Special, their third original graphic novel based on the Cartoon Network series. This graphic novel is an anthology of stories about the Gumball crew from a variety of creators, many of whom will be familiar to our readers, […]

Exclusive: ‘Hanazuki’ Comic Is Coming from IDW

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We have big news this morning: The comics publisher IDW is announcing a new series based on Habro’s web series Hanazuki. Just launched in January, Hanazuki is a cheery cartoon about a girl who lives on a moon and fights off a big black blob by using her emotions to grow trees. Her companions are […]

Links: Gumby Returns to Comics, Lumberjanes Cross Over to Prose

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Gumby is returning to comics in a new series from Papercutz, filling that Gumby-shaped hole that opened up in everybody’s lives with the demise of the last Gumby comic, in 2008 or so. Papercutz will publish new comics based on the Gumby animated shorts, and there’s more Gumby in the pipeline as well: Primavision, which […]

New York Times to Eliminate Graphic Novels Best Seller List

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Thursday’s news of the shrinking of the New York Times graphic novel best seller lists was quickly eclipsed by other events in the news. So, in case you missed it, New York Times Book Review editor, Pamela Paul, announced that a number of the New York Times best seller lists will be discontinued. Among the […]

March v. 3 sweeps the ALA Youth Media Awards

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In the last few weeks, John Lewis has garnered much media attention for his boycott of the 2017 Presidential inauguration. But today, Lewis is in the news for the multiple awards for the third volume in the March trilogy. This morning, in Atlanta, Georgia the 2017 ALA Youth Media awards were announced the ALA YMA and […]

Links: Notes and Quotes

March artist Nate Powell talks at length about his childhood comics habits, his career as a graphic novelist, and his experiences as the creator of March, including the intensive research that he and the authors did once they realized that the books were being used in history classes as well as English courses: That quest […]

Exclusive: BOOM! to Publish ABC Book by Martin Cendreda

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We’ve got an exciting scoop for you this morning: BOOM! Studios is going to publish a new alphabet book, An Apple and an Adventure, by animator Martin Cendreda. He may not be a household name, but if you are an animation fan, you’ve probably seen his work: He has been a color stylist for Fairly […]