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Exclusive Web Comic | ‘A Tale of Two Pennies’

Michael May
A Tale of Two Pennies

Sometimes, blogging about good comics for kids means presenting some actual good comics for kids. Troy Wilson (Perfect Man) and Caleb Hystad (Raven Tales) have given Good Comics for Kids permission to post first, in its entirety, their adorable tale of a girl and two pennies. Hystad is an animation director best known for the [...]

A Mom’s Journey Into Homestuck Part 5B

Lori Henderson
Karkat shocked

Coming in late to a series can have its advantages. My kids were telling me that when Cascade, the final flash that closes out Act 5, came out, they couldn’t watch it immediately. So many people wanted to watch it, and it was so big—it’s 12 minutes long—that the site kept crashing. Hussie eventually had [...]

A Mom’s Journey Into Homestuck Part 5A

Lori Henderson
Heir of Breath

I know it’s been awhile since my last post. But Act 5 Act 2 of Homestuck is a very long Act. It is filled with over a year of updates, so trying to summarize all that seemed overwhelming. Finding a good break in this act was just as overwhelming, because everything just flows together, and [...]

Preview: Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

Brigid Alverson
NCPGW-cover

High school is all about tribes, so the story of Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong, the new graphic novel out this week from writer Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks (published by the inimitable First Second), will ring true to a lot of readers: It pits the robotics team against the cheerleaders. Life is never [...]

A Mom’s Journey into Homestuck Part 5

Lori Henderson
Trolls group

Well, this is it. The infamous Act 5. I call it infamous, because any search on the web for Homestuck will inevitably lead to some comment about skipping Acts 1-4 because they are boring, and going straight to Act 5. Of course you can do this. My youngest started with Act 5 but eventually went [...]

A Mom’s Journey into Homestuck Part 4

Lori Henderson
Facepalm x2

As I was working on my posts for Act 3, my youngest daughter came up to me and said “Did you know you’re on the Homestuck Wiki?” I responded with a no, and asked how she knew. She said her sister told her. So I asked my oldest daughter how she found out. She told [...]

A Mom’s Journey into Homestuck Part 3a

Lori Henderson
The Felt

Webster’s Dictionary defines an intermission as “an interval between the parts of an entertainment (as the acts of a play).” In Homestuck, an intermission is another act that doesn’t feature the main kids. Even though there have been short animations between Acts 1 & 2, and 2 & 3, this is the first actual intermission. [...]

A Mom’s Journey into Homestuck Part 3

Lori Henderson
Jade H

Some of you out there may be wondering why Homestuck should get so much attention. It’s just a webcomic some kids read, right? Let me put it this way. In September, creator Andrew Hussie created a Kickstarter project, a crowd-sourcing funding site, to make a video game of Homestuck. He wanted to get $700,000 in [...]

A Mom’s Journey into Homestuck Part 2

Lori Henderson
110px-Shale_imp

When I told my daughters I was going to read Homestuck, they both gave me this look and asked “Why?” Being used to my unusual reading habits, they just shrugged and moved on. When my oldest daughter told her friends I was reading Homestuck, they gave her that same look and asked “Why?” Apparently Homestuck [...]

A Mom’s Adventures in Homestuck Part 1

Lori Henderson
HS_Book_1

If you have a teenage that goes online, or if you interact with one, you may have heard such terms from them as “MS Paint Adventures,” “Hussie,” “Trolls,” or “Homestuck.” They may have started to show an interest in horoscopes or have images of zodiac signs or people with horns on their computer screen. Most [...]