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Humble Brainiac Bundle Features E-Books for Curious Kids

Brigid Alverson
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Humble Bundle, the digital games and e-books site, has been getting a lot of traction for its comics bundles lately, including the just-concluded Archie Humble Bundle. Their newest bundle, which launches today, is the Humble Braniac Bundle, a selection of all-ages e-books from No Starch Press on programming, Lego construction, and science, including The Manga [...]

ALA Youth Media Awards Recognizes Comics

Esther Keller
El Deafo

The American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards were announced Monday morning at the ALA mid-winter meeting in Chicago, and for the first time ever, graphic novels received both Newbery and Caldecott honors. Established in 1921, the Newbery Medal recognizes the most distinguished American book published for children. This year, El Deafo by Cece Bell was [...]

Graphix Announces New Books by Telgemeier, Kibuishi, and More!

Brigid Alverson
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Scholastic celebrated the 10th anniversary of its graphic novel imprint Graphix last week with a raft of announcements that should make fans of their existing books happy: New titles from Raina Telgemeier, Kazu Kibuishi, and Mike Maihack, plus the news that they have added not only Craig Thompson (Blankets) but also the brother-sister team of [...]

Links: Disney Comics Come to IDW

Brigid Alverson
Uncle Scrooge

Disney comics are back! It’s been a few years since Disney ended their agreement with BOOM! Studios, which was publishing original comics and reprints featuring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and other Disney characters. Now IDW, which has a strong line of licensed comics (My Little Pony, PowerPuff Girls, Samurai Jack) has announced they will be [...]

Links: New Graphic Novels, More on March

Brigid Alverson
Space Dumplins

Craig Thompson, best known for his adult graphic novels Blankets and Habibi, is working on a tween title, Space Dumplins, due out from Scholastic in August. And BOOM! Studios has announced a new Adventure Time original graphic novel, Adventure Time: Graybles Schmaybles, by Danielle Corsetto and Bridget Underwood. Representative John Lewis talks about March: Book [...]

2014 Cybils Finalists Announced

Esther Keller
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It feels like just last year that the Cybils Award was first announced, but time flies: This week the shortlist for sixth annual Cybils Awards was released. The Cybils are an award given out by bloggers for the best children and young adult literature titles. In her post describing the process, Anne Boles Levy discusses [...]

Links: Archie to Get a New Look

Brigid Alverson
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Archie is getting a new look for his 75th birthday: The flagship Archie comic will be reset with a new Number 1 issue and a new creative team of Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. “I found Archie to be dusty, irrelevant and watered-down,” said CEO Jon Goldwater, while Waid remarked, “Over the years, some of [...]

Links: Archie Studies, Reading Lists, and More

Brigid Alverson
Bad Machinery 3

John Allison is shutting down Bad Machinery, his all ages webcomic (being published in gorgeous oversized editions by Oni Press), and he talks to CBR’s Steve Sunu about how webcomics have changed over the years, how Bad Machinery has evolved, why he is going with a traditional publisher, and what’s around the corner. Cathy Camper [...]

Links: Recommended Reading

Brigid Alverson
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Becky Dreistadt and Frank Gibson, whose new series Capture Creatures launches this week from kaBOOM!, discuss their creative process and show the stages of a single page, step by step. In an interview on New Hampshire Public Radio, writer and editor Jason Rodriguez talks about the nonfiction comics anthology he edited, Colonial Comics: New England, [...]

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 [...]