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YALSA GGNT Top Ten Manga: Kitaro

Lori Henderson
Kitaro

Yokai are the traditional monsters of Japan. They are the things that go bump in the night; the footsteps you hear behind you even though no one is there, or the creaking around the house late at night. They can take on any shape, be it human or animal, and even inanimate objects can come [...]

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 [...]

Review: The Dumbest Idea Ever

J. Caleb Mozzocco
dumbest idea ever

The Dumbest Idea Ever By Jimmy Gownley Scholastic; $24.99 Everyone knows where comic books come from—comic book creators make them, publishers sell them and comic book stores sell them (Or libraries let you borrow them.) But where do comic book creators come from? Jimmy Gownley’s new autobiographic graphic novel The Dumbest Idea Ever explains where at [...]

Check out SLJ/LJ’s hottest graphic novels webcast

Brigid Alverson
Betty Diary

If you want an advance look at some of the best upcoming graphic novels of 2014, join me on March 19, when I’ll be moderating the SLJ/LJ webcast “From Superheroes to Vampires: The Hottest Graphic Novels of 2014.” I’ll be talking about upcoming releases from DC, Vertigo, Kodansha, Dark Horse, and Archie with some of [...]

Links: Big news at Archie; Disney teases new Marvel comic

Brigid Alverson
Glorkian Warrior

James Kochalka talks about his newest book, The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza, which is being published by First Second—at the same time his newest Johnny Boo book is coming out from Top Shelf. Film and television writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is joining Archie Comics as chief creative officer; his job is to develop existing Archie [...]

This Week’s Comics: Dumbest Adventure Ever

Lori Henderson
adventure_time_v3_ogn

Prepare for the extra hour of daylight in the evening with some new books from this week’s list. Dark Horse Comics has a new volume in the Avatar the Last Airbender series with part 1 of The Rift. IDW Publishing releases a new picture book of the Michael Recycle series as the title character takes [...]

Interview: Dave McDonald

Esther Keller
Front_Cover

When Janna Morishima, formerly of Graphix and Papercutz comics, introduced me to Hamster S.A.M., she described it as a “outrageously silly, slapstick humor” that any emerging reader will enjoy.  And her take on the comic is very accurate.  Hamster S.A.M. is a delightful read.  To hear more about this self-published comic, which you may have [...]

Review: 47 Ronin

J. Caleb Mozzocco
47 ronin cover

47 Ronin Written by Mike Richardson Art by Stan Sakai Dark Horse Comics, $19.99 The story of the  47 Ronin is a Japanese national legend, one that has been adapted into just about every conceivable medium innumerable times since the historical events it is based on occurred at the dawn of the 18th century. In [...]

Interview: Eric Shanower

Eva Volin

From Wednesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 21, 2013, while attending the San Diego International Comic-Con, I ran around to as many of my favorite kids comics creators as I could and asked them all the exact same questions. Keep in mind, exhibit halls are crazy loud and crazy busy, so there is a lot [...]

Dark Horse Brings Tomb Raider Back to Comics

Lori Henderson
Tomb Raider 1

Recently, the video game Tomb Raider and its main character Lara Croft got a reboot, taking Lara back to her beginnings as an archaeologist and tough adventurer. Dark Horse Comics has picked up on the popularity of the video game and has a new ongoing series coming out which continues Lara’s story from where it [...]