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Links: ‘Over the Garden Wall’ Becomes a Comic

Over the Garden Wall

The Cartoon Network series Over the Garden Wall is being adapted into a comic, to be published by BOOM! Studios in its KaBoom imprint; Hero Complex has a preview of the art and an interview with creator Pat McHale. Abrams unveils its fall lineup of children’s graphic novels, which includes Night of the FrankenFrogs, a […]

Kids Vote on Their Favourite Graphic Novels

Cleopatra in Space Book One

Award programs like the Children’s Book Council’s Children’s Choice Book Awards and the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading Awards give kids the opportunity to read and vote on their favorite books. Both programs do an amazing job of generating excitement around reading and make kids feel like their opinions on books are important. Luckily, […]

Links: Magical Girls, Little Robot, and Dragons Beware

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Jillian Tamaki, who collaborated with her cousin Mariko on Skim and This One Summer, talks about her solo book SuperMutant Magic Academy, which will be out soon. Rafael Rosado, the artist and co-creator of Giants Beware and its upcoming sequel Dragons Beware, talks about his evolution as an artist and how his work as an […]

DC Launches ‘Super Hero Girls’ Line

DC Super Hero Girls

Back in January, an 11-year-old girl named Rowan wrote a letter to DC, asking for more comics and toys featuring female superheroes, pointing out that “Marvel Comics made a movie about a talking tree and raccoon awesome, but you haven’t made a movie with Wonder Woman.” At the time, DC responded on Twitter, saying “Thanks […]

El Deafo, Hello Kitty Make Eisner Shortlist

El Deafo

This year’s nominees for the Eisner Awards, the most prestigious awards in comics, were announced yesterday. The Eisners have three categories for children’s comics and graphic novels, and a number of kid-friendly and YA titles were also nominated in other categories. Here are the three kids’ categories: Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age […]

Links: Meet the Beetle; Raina Telegemeier on Drama

Professor Owen

Jay Hosler introduces Professor Owen, from his new graphic novel Last of the Sandwalkers. Three of the most challenged library books last year were graphic novels: Saga, Persepolis, and Raina Telgemeier’s Drama. Michael Cavna talks to Telgemeier about what’s going on there (Drama is cited for “explicit sex,” although there is none, presumably because there […]

Links: More Phoebe, the Return of Planetes, and a James Kochalka Crossover

Phoebe and Her Unicorn

There’s a new comic on the funny pages, and Good Comics for Kids readers already know about it: Phoebe and Her Unicorn started as a webcomic, and Esther reviewed the print collection here. Creator Dana Simpson tells the Deseret News that the comic started out with just the girl, and the unicorn was supposed to […]

Links: Reading Gotham Academy

Gotham Academy

Ardo Omer hosts a fascinating roundtable in which a group of YA book bloggers, some of whom are comics fans and some of whom are new to comics, read and discuss Gotham Academy, DC’s teen series set in the world of Batman. Travis Jonker interviews writer Mariko Tamaki and artist Jillian Tamaki, the creators of […]

Links: Lots of Jem and the Holograms Reviews!

ThisOneSummer

At Panel Patter, Rob McMonigal interviews Jillian and Mariko Tamaki, creators of This One Summer. Doug TenNapel talks about his newest graphic novel, Nnewts. The graphic novel nominees have been announced for Maryland’s Black Eyed Susan Awards, which highlight books for readers in grades 4-6. At Mental Floss, Rich Barrett compiles a list of 10 […]

Links: Papercutz Loses Lego License, Scholastic Adds New Title

Lego Ninjago

Papercutz has been publishing Lego graphic novels based on the Bionicle, Ninjago, and Legends of Chima lines since 2008, and they have been remarkably successful, too, selling over 2 million copies of the Ninjago books, but now the license is moving over to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, which will start publishing their own […]