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Links: Kevin Keller’s first kiss

Brigid Alverson
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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 [...]

Links: Viz announces Ben 10 graphic novels; Archie meets Glee

Brigid Alverson
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Viz Media has launched a kid-oriented comics app, sticky DOT comics, which features a slew of Pokemon manga as well as their Voltron Force, Redekai, and Mameshiba graphic novels; Mr. Men and Little Miss are on the way as well. And they had another big announcement as well: They will publish a line of original [...]

Cartoon Network Comes to Your LCS via IDW!

Lori Henderson

IDW Publishing and Cartoon Network Enterprises announced today that the two companies have teamed up to produce and release comics based on Cartoon Network’s many popular and classic characters. This year will see the return of characters from such classic shows as The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Johnny Bravo, Generator Rex, Ben 10 [...]

Our Top 5 Comics Highlights of ALA Midwinter

Robin Brenner
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From those of us who attend ALA Midwinter in Seattle, here are our top five comics related highlights of the conference! Listening to the roar of approval when Raina Telgemeier’s Drama was announced as a Stonewall honor book!  I believe the title’s selection was a bit of a surprise to everyone, not in that the [...]

YALSA’s The Hub Reading Challenge 2013: Ready to go!

Robin Brenner
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How up are you on the year’s best graphic novels?  Want to join in the challenge to read this year’s best of the best? When the awards are announced at the American Library Association’s Midwinter conference every year, we librarians (and book nerds everywhere) start amassing a pile of titles we need to catch up [...]

Links: The Phoenix Debuts

Brigid Alverson
Phoenix

Quite a bit happened while we were away on hiatus; here are the highlights. I’ve been waiting for this for a while: The UK children’s comic The Phoenix is finally available as an iPad app; before this, you could only buy it in a specific grocery store in the UK. The app includes a free [...]

Links: Mirka Meets a Meteorite—and more!

Brigid Alverson
Kid Beowulf

This won’t be out until next May, but it sounds intriguing: Writer Chris Northrop and artist Jeff Stokeley are working on The Reason for Dragons, a coming-of-age story about a teenager who has an encounter with a knight—who lives in his garage. Barry Deutsch talks about Hereville: How Mirka Met A Meteorite, and how it [...]

Links: Disney goes digital-first

Brigid Alverson

Zack Giallongo talks about his first graphic novel, Broxo, a fantasy tale with zombies, which came out last month from First Second. Chris Schweizer talks about his series The Crogan Adventures, which follows different ancestors of the same family during different periods in history. His latest, Crogan’s Loyalty, features two brothers on opposite sides of [...]