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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 [...]

YALSA Hub Challenge: If You Liked Friends with Boys…

Robin Brenner

Last time we discussed the many charms of Faith Erin Hicks’s Friends with Boys, recognized this year as one of the Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Ten for 2013.  Readers who relish Hicks’s story of family, hauntings, and navigating a new school should turn to these recommendations for their next title. Anya’s Ghost by [...]

Exclusive Preview: Spy vs. Spy

Brigid Alverson
Spy vs Spy thumbnail

I have to confess to a personal fondness for this preview. I grew up reading MAD Magazine, and in fact I’m one of those people whose knowledge of popular culture, particularly film, was strongly shaped by it. And like all MAD readers, I giggled to the slapstick antics of “Spy vs. Spy,” which made total [...]

Eisner Awards Nominees Announced

Brigid Alverson
Crogans Loyalty

This year’s nominees for the Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards have been announced, and it’s quite a varied lineup. Last year’s judges (ahem) increased the number of young reader categories from two to three, and this year’s judges have continued that practice, which opens up the nominations to a wider range of books. Best Publication [...]

Review: My Boyfriend is a Monster #7 and #8

J. Caleb Mozzocco
he loves me loves me not

Lerner Publishing Group’s My Boyfriend is a Monster series has two popular publishing trends covered: Graphic novels and post-Twilight YA paranormal romance. The series of standalone, black-and-white, hardcover graphic novels by different creative teams all feature fast-paced, rather light melodramas in which a teenage girl falls for a boy who’s not quite human (but close [...]

YALSA Hub Challenge: Friends with Boys

Robin Brenner

Our fifth title from the YALSA Hub Reading Challenge is Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks.  Friends with Boys was highlighted as a Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Ten title for 2013 . As a quick refresher, the Great Graphic Novels for Teens Selection list showcases titles “recommended for those ages 12-18, meet [...]

YALSA Hub Challenge: If You Liked Trinity…

Robin Brenner

We have had our discussion of the graphic history of the atomic bomb, Trinity, and now we’re suggesting more for your nonfiction graphic novel junkies. Curious about science, politics, history, and genius? Check out these titles. Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón Why? For those who enjoyed the [...]

YALSA Hub Challenge: Trinity

Robin Brenner

Our fourth title from the YALSA Hub Reading Challenge is Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm. Fetter-Vorm has found a solid career in creating nonfiction graphic novels with the publisher Hill & Wang, including the forthcoming Cartoon Introduction to World Civilization and a history of the Civil War. Trinity was highlighted as [...]

YALSA Hub Challenge: If You Liked Ultimate Comics Spider-Man…

Robin Brenner

From our discussion last week, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man is clearly one of our recent favorite superhero titles, featuring the beloved superheroics as well as a refreshing non-white lead character.  We eagerly anticipate the series as it continues. So what’s a reader to do when they’ve finished this volume?  Check out these titles we recommend for [...]