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Our Top 5 Comics Highlights of ALA Midwinter

Robin Brenner
drama-raina-telgemeier

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 [...]

Links: New York, New York

Brigid Alverson
Broxo

If things have been a little slow around here, it’s because I was away at New York Comic-Con. Here’s my roundup of the kids’ comics scene for Publishers Weekly. Oh, and I also put together a roundup of upcoming graphic novels for teens at SLJ Teen. Graphic Novel Reporter has put together lists of the [...]

Links: Everybody’s talkin’ comics

Brigid Alverson

Doug TenNapel has been busy lately, with three books out in three years from Scholastic (Ghostopolis, Bad Island, and Cardboard), and he talks a bit about his work process, who he writes for, and the possibility of his books ending up as movies someday in a wide-ranging interview at Comic Book Resources. George O’Connor, the [...]

From Sesame Street to Pocket God: A look at Ape Entertainment

Brigid Alverson
Dragons

At San Diego Comic Con, I had the opportunity to chat with Brett Erwin and David Hedgecock, the founders of Ape Entertainment. Ape has a varied line that includes comics for both children and adults and a wide array of licensed properties. They have produced licensed comics based on popular films such as Shrek, Penguins [...]

Links: Reviews, interviews, and comics in the classroom

Brigid Alverson
wrinkle

Ben Hatke chats with Jules of Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast about his new book, Legends of Zita the Spacegirl, what he’s reading, and what his kids are up to. Hope Larson talks to Alex Zalben about adapting the classic A Wrinkle in Time into graphic novel form. At Comic Book Resources, Alex Dueben talks [...]

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 [...]