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Monet’s Mouse the Star of New Kickstarter

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Uncivilized Books, a longtime publisher of literary and alternative graphic novels, is running a Kickstarter campaign right now to fund the launch of their children’s imprint, Odod, and the lineup is impressive. For starters, they are plan to publish the four-volume graphic novel series Musnet, by the French artist Kickliy. Musnet is a coming-of-age story […]

Rebellion to Bring Back ‘Boy Wizard’ Story

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A 12-year-old boy learns he is a powerful magician—but there is a dark side to this new magical world. Does that sound familiar? We’re not talking about Harry Potter here, but The Journal of Luke Kirby, by writer Alan McKenzie and artist John Ridgway, which ran in the UK comic 2000AD from 1998 to 1995—predating […]

‘March’ Wins the National Book Award

March: Book Three, by Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, has won the National Book Award in the Young People’s Literature category. This is the first time a graphic novel has won a National Book Award. Publisher’s Weekly senior editor Calvin Reid was there, and he described Lewis’s tearful response, as he recalled […]

Scott Westerfeld, Shannon Hale on First Second’s Spring 2017 List

The graphic novel imprint First Second, which celebrated its tenth anniversary this year, has just unveiled its full Spring 2017 list. Here’s a look at the kids’ and teens’ titles, which include some familiar names from the world of prose. Spill Zone, by Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland: Scott Westerfeld makes his comics debut with […]

Links: R.L. Stine to Write Marvel Comics

Goosebumps writer R.L. Stine revealed on Reddit that he is writing comics. “I’m writing a series of comic books for Marvel– my first comics ever,” he said. “But I’m not allowed to talk about them yet.” Marvel had no comment. Publishers Weekly’s list of this year’s best books for middle-grade readers includes two graphic novels, […]

Graphic Novels Shortlisted for Book Awards

Over the past ten years, as graphic novels have grown in popularity, we are seeing more and more of them nominated for literary awards in non-comics categories. The precedent for this was set by Art Spiegelman’s Maus, which was the first graphic novel to win a Pulitzer Prize, and almost 15 years later, Gene Luen […]

March Named National Book Award Finalist

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The 2016 National Book Finalists have been announced. In the Young People’s category, March Book 3 by Senator John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell has been named. Published by Top Shelf, the March Trilogy immediately garnered much acclaim and attention for its compelling story and visual excellence. Upon hearing the news, Senator John Lewis […]

Pre-NYCC News: Tom Taylor’s ‘The Deep’ Returns in a New Format

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New York Comic Con is coming next week, and that always means there are a lot of pre-convention announcements. BOOM! Studios has been rolling them out one at a time, and this one is of particular interest to GC4K readers: In 2017 they will publish The Deep, by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer, as a […]

Big News: Gene Luen Yang Named MacArthur Fellow

Gene Luen Yang, 2016 MacArthur Fellow, Flying Color Comics, Concord/California, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. Courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Gene Luen Yang, the currently serving National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, has just been named a 2016 MacArthur Fellow. The fellowships, commonly referred to as “genius grants,” come with a no-strings-attached grant of $625,000, paid out over five years. While Yang is not the first graphic novelist to be named a MacArthur Fellow—Ben Katchor […]

Links: ‘Ghosts’ Makes Its Debut

Raina Telgemeier’s Ghosts was officially released on Tuesday, and it’s been getting a lot of ink (pixels?). At the New Yorker, Sarah Larson talks to Telgemeier about writing autobiography and magical realism, the inspirations behind Ghosts, and how she deals with her young audience, and she reveals that her next book will be a memoir. […]