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Candlewick signs Maggie Thrash for graphic memoir

Brigid Alverson
An image from Thrash's webcomic Can't Lose if You Don't Play

Children’s book publisher Candlewick Press announced the acquisition of a new graphic novel this week: Honor Girl, by Maggie Thrash. This will be Thrash’s first full-length work in print; she writes fiction and nonfiction for Rookie Magazine and is the creator of the webcomic Can’t Lose If You Don’t Play. Here’s the 411 on the [...]

Roundtable: Boxers & Saints

Brigid Alverson
Boxers

Gene Luen Yang’s two-volume set Boxers & Saints is one of the most talked-about books of the year—the internet is dotted with reviews of the book and interviews with Yang—and when we started talking among ourselves, we quickly realized that we all had plenty to say—and we didn’t always agree. So we decided to put [...]

Review: Mad Super Spectacular: Superman, Man of Steel #1

J. Caleb Mozzocco
supermad

Written and drawn by The Usual Gang of Idiots DC Comics, $4.99 DC uses the occasion of a release of yet another Superman feature film, the franchise’s sixth, to gather-up and repackage a slew of their previous Superman movie parodies into this themed special that’s cover-to-cover Superman jokes, dating as far back as 1966 and [...]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – The Return of the Heroes in a Half-Shell

Mike Pawuk

Leonardo. Michelangelo. Raphael. Donatello. They may be known by the art community as four Renaissance artists who forever changed the face of the art world, but to many fans around the world, those four names are better known as the members of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Though their origins have changed slightly over the [...]

Interview: Edith Donnell on this weekend’s Kids Read Comics event

Mike Pawuk

I’m chatting today with Edith Donnell, the Youth/Teen Librarian for the Chelsea District Library. For the last five years she has been one of the driving forces behind the all-ages Kids Read Comics event, which is held at the Ann Arbor District Library – 343 S 5th Avenue in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This year the [...]

Preview: Primates

Brigid Alverson
Primates_13

We love Jim Ottaviani’s science graphic novels here at Good Comics for Kids, and his latest one is a real treat. Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas, illustrated by Maris Wicks, is a delightful book that distills the story of the three women who went out and studied primates [...]

Preview: Jinx, vol. 2: Little Miss Steps

Brigid Alverson
Pages from JinxVol2_LittleMissSteps_Page_1

Li’l Jinx started out as a gag comic that ran in different Archie Comics publications; the one-page stories revolved around the rather strong-willed Jinx, her father, and a small coterie of friends. The comics were funny but not particularly deep. In writing the teen-age Jinx stories, J. Torres has kept the humor but given the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Free Comic Book Day Special Preview: Archaia’s FCBD Comic

Brigid Alverson
FCBD 2013-Pantalones TX Preview

Today is Free Comic Book Day, the national holiday that celebrates all things sequential. Check the official website for a list of comic book stores that will be offering special FCBD comics to all comers today—and the site also has a list of the comics. And to tide you over, here are a series of [...]