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Gene Luen Yang Named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

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On Monday, the Children’s Book Council in conjunction with the Every Child a Reader, and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress announced that graphic novel creator Gene Luen Yang will be the next National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Yang is no stranger to breaking barriers in the children’s and YA […]

Links: Angouleme Selections Include ‘Nimona,’ ‘Walker Bean’

The official selections for the Angouleme International Comics Festival have been announced, and a number of children’s and YA books, including Nimona, Ms. Marvel, and The Unsinkable Walker Bean, have made the cut. Jennifer Sheehan does a thorough job of reporting on a comics course offered at Phillipsburg High School in Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania, interviewing the […]

Colleen Doran to Illustrate Neil Gaiman’s ‘Troll Bridge’

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Here’s something to look forward to in the New Year: Dark Horse has announced that Colleen Doran (A Distant Soil, Sandman) will adapt Neil Gaiman’s short story Troll Bridge into graphic novel form. The book comes out next September; the full press release is below. As announced last week, Dark Horse Books is pleased to […]

Links: Supergirl Comic Is on the Way

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Good news for fans of the Supergirl TV show: DC will publish a digital-first Adventures of Supergirl comic that will be set in the same universe, although it won’t be based directly on the show. Not comics, but comics-adjacent: Scholastic is preparing a line of “Backstories” novels, 120-page middle-grade biographies of Superman, Wonder Woman, and […]

Free Comic Book Day 2016 Comics Announced

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The Free Comic Book Day folks have announced the 2016 free comics lineup, and as always, there are some awesome kids’ titles in the mix. For those not quite in the know, Free Comic Book Day is a promotion held the first Saturday in May in which comics retailers offer a selection of free comics […]

Links: Best of the Year

It’s the end of the year, time for the end-of-the-year lists! We posted our picks for the top ten graphic novels of 2015 at SLJ, and YALSA recently updated their nominations for this year’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens list. Random House will launch a series of My First Comics board books in January, and […]

Links: ‘Naruto’ Creator Talks

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Entertainment Weekly interviews Masashi Kishmoto, the creator of Naruto, about his recently concluded series, which is one of the best selling manga in North America. Kishimoto confesses he didn’t expect that: “During the series, manga exploded, and I must say that part of what made Naruto successful was the globalization of manga, and the fact […]

Links: NYCC News, Plus Nimona NBA Nom!

Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona has been shortlisted for the National Book Award, much to her surprise: “Honestly, it wasn’t on my radar at all,” she tells Michael Cavna of Comic Riffs. “I didn’t even know comics got nominated for book awards.” In the interview that follows, she talks about how Nimona started as a superhero comic […]

Check Out the Hottest Graphic Novels of Fall

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From Jem and the Holograms to The Walking Dead, there’s going to be plenty of good reading this fall. Join me and three graphic novel experts—Sven Larsen of Papercutz, Emily Botica of Diamond Book Distributors, and Michael J. Martens of Dark Horse—for an SLJ webcast on The Hottest Graphic Novels of Fall 2015 on Wednesday, […]

Links: Talking TOON, Diversity, and ‘Fantasy Sports’

The Amazing World of Gumball, vol. 1: Fairy Tale Trouble

BOOM! Studios already has an Amazing World of Gumball serial comic, but they announced yesterday that they are going to publish an original graphic novel based on the Cartoon Network series as well. “All three kids go to a Renaissance Faire,” Brennan says. “But Gumball gets into some trouble with a stage magician and gets […]