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Links: Fruit Ninja, dirty politics, and shoujo manga

Brigid Alverson

Jo Rioux, the artist for Kids Can Press’s Sam and Friends Mysteries and the writer and artist of The Golden Twine, talks about her artistic process and how she got started in the biz. David Hedgecock, the president of Ape Entertainment, discusses the company’s upcoming Fruit Ninja comics at Comic Book Resources. Ape also publishes [...]

Links: London calling

Katherine Dacey

The 2012 London Games may be over, but fear not — this week’s round-up focuses on kids’ comic news from the U.K., offering you yet another chance to indulge your Anglophilia! Beano has gotten a makeover. The newly revamped magazine now prominently features the names of its marquee strips, Dennis the Menace and The Gnasher, [...]

Links: In the good ol’ summertime

Katherine Dacey

ICv2 reports that July 2012 comic book sales were robust, up 22% over the same time last year. Graphic novel sales were also strong, too, with a 16% increase from July 2011. Although this summer’s crop of superhero movies may have sparked a few sales, the bump can be attributed, in part, to the release [...]

Links: Smile!

Katherine Dacey

Raina Telgemeier’s Smile was the top-selling comic on this week’s New York Times Graphic Novel Bestseller list. That feat would be impressive under any circumstances, but Telgemeier’s book was released in February 2010 — over two years ago! TCAF organizer Christopher Butcher explains what this week’s chart reveals about the state of the comics industry. [...]

Links: SDCC 2012 round-up

Katherine Dacey
Avengers-vs-X-Men_Variant_Skottie-Young

Wondering what new kid-friendly comics you might see in the next year, or who won the Eisner for Best Publication for Kids? We’ve got you covered! Below is a round-up of the major news stories to emerge from this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Cuteness alert! Skottie Young (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) has been [...]

The 2012 Harvey Award Nominees

Katherine Dacey

Last week, the Executive Committee of the Harvey Awards announced their 2012 nominees. Kid-friendly comics made a strong showing, with nominations in categories as diverse as Best Letterer, Best Online Comics Work, Best New Series, and Best Cartoonist. Like the Eisner Awards, the Harveys include a separate category acknowledging the “best graphic publication for younger [...]

Links: Aw Yeah Comics!

Katherine Dacey
awyeah1

Good news for Tiny Titans fans: Art Baltazar and Franco have a new project in the works. Called Aw Yeah Comics, this creator-owned, kid-friendly series will debut in September with a story that pits superheroes Action Cat and Adventure Bug against the villainous Evil Cat. The comics will be available at conventions; through Baltazar, Franco, [...]

Links: Short stack

Brigid Alverson

Just a few posts today, as we seem to be having a slow holiday week. But watch for our special Fourth of July roundtable tomorrow! Here’s something we don’t see too much about: Pikitia Press interviews New Zealand cartoonist Bob McMahon about his work drawing children’s comics. Archie Comics is getting ready for Comic-Con with [...]

Digital to publish Tezuka’s Unico, Atomcat

Brigid Alverson
Unico

Osamu Tezuka’s Unico has never been published in English, and it has long been out of print in Japan, but now Digital Manga is using the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to lay the groundwork for a U.S. edition. Tezuka is regarded as the godfather of manga, but most of his work that has been translated into [...]

Links: Pippi moves in

Katherine Dacey
pippimovesin

In November, Drawn & Quarterly will be releasing Pippi Moves In, a collection of Pippi Longstocking comics written by Astrid Lindgren and illustrated by Ingrid Vang Nyman. The comics originally appeared in Swedish magazine Humpty Dumpty in the late 1950s, ten years after Lindgren and Nyman collaborated on the original books. Readers curious to see [...]