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Links: Movie Time!

Brigid Alverson
Princess Ugg

Courtney Crumrin creator Ted Naifeh talks about his new series, Princess Ugg, about a barbarian princess at a posh finishing school: “So it’s a fish out of water story in a fantasy setting,” he told CBR. “I thought it’d be fun to mash up sword and sorcery fantasy with the more mainstream Disney-style fantasy.” Here’s [...]

NYCC: Disney Announces Space Mountain Graphic Novel

Brigid Alverson
This was the poster that was being given away at the Disney booth.

Word had already gotten out that Disney has a Space Mountain graphic novel in the works, but they filled in a lot more details at New York Comic Con last weekend. The book is due out in May 2014, and the Disney folks were handing out the poster above to promote it. Here’s the blurb [...]

Links: What to expect this autumn

Brigid Alverson
Harry Potter

Graphic Novel Reporter has published their Fall Graphic Novel Roundup; check out their picks for kids, teens, and adults. Kazu Kibuishi talked to CBR about designing the covers for the new editions of the Harry Potter series. Gene Luen Yang has been making the rounds of the blogs lately, promoting his new book, Boxers & [...]

Links: Itty Bitty Hellboy and zombie Archie

Brigid Alverson
Scribblenauts Unmasked 1

Josh Elder, the writer of Mail Order Ninja, is writing a Scribblenauts digital comic (based on the game) for DC. Elder is known to many in the kids’ comics community as the driving force behind Reading With Pictures as well as the account manager for iVerse’s digital comics service for libraries, Comics Plus: Library Edition. [...]

Links: More Jellaby, more Wimpy Kid

Brigid Alverson
Wimpy Kid Hard Luck

Abrams has revealed the cover of the latest Wimpy Kid book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck. It’s going to be a sort of electric green. Hit the link to see a very short trailer and download your own Wimpy Kid computer wallpaper. This is the eighth book in the series, for those who [...]

Interview: Edith Donnell on this weekend’s Kids Read Comics event

Mike Pawuk

I’m chatting today with Edith Donnell, the Youth/Teen Librarian for the Chelsea District Library. For the last five years she has been one of the driving forces behind the all-ages Kids Read Comics event, which is held at the Ann Arbor District Library – 343 S 5th Avenue in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This year the [...]

Links: Archie goes to the movies!

Brigid Alverson
Adventure Time 1

ICv2 has the BookScan graphic novel numbers for May, which tell us, among other things, that manga is not yet dead, since Naruto topped the chart and Sailor Moon was in fourth place. BookScan measures book sales in retail bookstores and also includes online retailers such as Amazon. Meanwhile, Playing with Fire, the first Adventure [...]

Links: Kevin Keller’s first kiss

Brigid Alverson
comics-kevin-keller

Archie Comics’ openly gay character Kevin Keller gets his first kiss in August—and provokes the ire of a Riverdale mom, whose reaction Veronica catches on video. Archie writer and artist Dan Parent discusses the storyline at USA Today, and Archie co-CEO Jon Goldwater notes that the remarkable thing about Kevin’s kiss is not that he [...]

Links: A Flurry of First Second books

Brigid Alverson
Astronaut Academy Re-Entry

Dave Roman discusses his new release, Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry, the sequel to his first Astronaut Academy book. Here’s a sample to get you started: I pitched “Astronaut Academy” to First Second as two books, because a futuristic space station school is filled with endless possibilities. Book 1 establishes a world where people (like characters in [...]

Links: Aw Yeah! Comics goes digital

Brigid Alverson
Aw Yeah Comics

It’s been a while since we have done one of these, so there’s quite a bit to read here. Let’s start with two stories I had a hand in: I talked to Uglydolls co-creator David Horvath and artist Ian McGinty about Uglydolls in general and the comic version they are producing for Viz, and I [...]