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Links: San Diego wrap-up and more!

Brigid Alverson
Bone 1

Another Comic-Con is in the rear-view mirror, and this was a good one for comics, although the movie/TV scene seemed a bit low-key compared to previous years. I rounded up the kids’ comics news at Publishers Weekly, which included the 10th anniversary edition of Bone and a new Hereville book from Barry Deutsch. More San [...]

Review: The Professor Garfield Toon-Book Reader

Esther Keller
toon books

The other day, I saw a post on GNLIB responding to a request about children’s graphic novels that can be read online. One of the responses mentioned The Professor Garfield Toon-Book Reader, which is part of the Toon Books website. I have a feeling I already knew about this part of their site, but it never stayed [...]

This Week’s Comics: Batman Illustrated

Lori Henderson
DC Batman Adventures 1

The Dog Days of August hit early with a lean list of new releases this week. Dark Horse Comics releases the second issue of the Emily and the Strangers miniseries. DC Comics has the second compilation of the Batman Li’l Gotham series, and IDW Publishing releases the second issue of their crossover event of the [...]

Review: Desmond Pucket and the Mountain Full of Monsters

Esther Keller
desmondpucket

If you feel like bookstores and library shelves in the children section are overflowing with illustrated diary novels, you won’t be wrong. But kids are loving the format, and as I always say, “Whatever floats your boat.” If that’s what they want to read and it gets someone reading for 20 minutes each day, then [...]

Review: Dork Diaries 7

Esther Keller
dork diaries 7

Dork Diaries was by far the most requested series in my library this year, maybe only second to The Hunger Games and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The diary format, the illustrated novel, and the humor make this series a surefire hit. Dork Diaries 7: Tales from a Not-So-Glam TV Star By Rachel Renee Russell [...]

Care Bears and Madballs Join Lion Forge’s All Ages Imprint

Lori Henderson
Lion Forge logo

Last week, as Comic-Con International approached, publishers started getting some of their announcements out before the din of the con started up. One of them was from Lion Forge Comics, a small publisher based in St. Louis that has picked up some new licenses to add to their all ages imprint ROAR Comics. Working with [...]

Scholastic To Publish Bone Tribute Edition With New Art

Esther Keller
boneville

Scholastic has announced that in February 2015 they will release a special edition of Jeff Smith’s Bone #1: Out From Boneville to kick off the celebration of their 10th anniversary of their Graphix imprint. Established in 2005, Graphix, Scholastic’s graphic novel imprint, launched with the colorized version of Jeff Smith’s Bone series. Bone, according to [...]

This Week’s Comics: Johnny Who

Lori Henderson
SSCW Johnny Bravo

Can’t make it to San Diego Comic con this year? Crowd into your local comic shop and pick up some of this week’s new comics! Chronicle Books releases a new volume in the “Darth” series from Jeffrey Brown with Goodnight Darth Vader. Hyperion Books releases the 4th volume of their graphic adaptation of the Artemis [...]

Review: Star Wars Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan!

Esther Keller
jedi-academy-return-of-the-padawan

Star Trek. Star Wars. To tell you the truth, I’m a mess when it comes to some pop culture phenomena. Leonard Nimoy. Princess Lea. Darth Vader. It’s all a huge jumble in my mind. (Sometimes, I even throw War Games into the jumble!) So why on earth am I reviewing a Star Wars book? Because [...]

Review: Cast Away on the Letter A

J. Caleb Mozzocco
castawa

Cast Away on the Letter A By Fred Toon Books; $17 While I imagine there are quite a few benefits to running one’s own imprint, rather high on the list must be the ability to introduce an entirely new generation in an entirely new country to a favorite story of your youth, and, better yet, [...]