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2014 Eisner nominations include categories for kids

Michael May
eisner

Yesterday, Comic-Con International announced the nominations for the 2014 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. The nominees – chosen by judges Kathy Bottarini, William H. Foster, Christian Lipski, Lee Oeth, Jenny Robb, and James Romberger – cover a wide range of genres and interests, including three categories focused particularly on children and teens. Best Publication for Early [...]

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 [...]

Links: A*Tomcat walks into a bar…

Katherine Dacey

Digitial Manga Publishing has successfully raised $49,411 for the publication of three kid-friendly titles by the God of Manga, Osamu Tezuka. Those titles are Unico, a full-color manga about a unicorn; A*Tomcat, a spin-off of Tezuka’s beloved Astro Boy series; and Triton of the Sea, an undersea adventure. Ed Sizemore, host of Manga Out Loud, [...]

Links: SDCC 2012 round-up

Katherine Dacey
Avengers-vs-X-Men_Variant_Skottie-Young

Wondering what new kid-friendly comics you might see in the next year, or who won the Eisner for Best Publication for Kids? We’ve got you covered! Below is a round-up of the major news stories to emerge from this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Cuteness alert! Skottie Young (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) has been [...]

Links: Kids, comics, and racism

Katherine Dacey
asterix127

How do you explain racist caricature to young kids? That’s the question on Stephen Marche’s mind this week, as he describes his experience reading Asterix to his son, who was puzzled by the grotesque appearance of one pirate in Asterix’s crew. “Much of the great old children’s material, like so much of the great old [...]

GC4K Elevator Pitch: The Ferret’s a Foot (and Eisner voting)

Eva Volin
The Ferret's a Foot

Hey! Hey, librarians! Hey, librarians who collect comics and graphic novels for your libraries! YEAH, YOU! Did you know that as one of the “graphic novel librarians” you are considered an industry professional and can vote for the Eisner Awards? I know, right? How cool is that?!? Here’s the scoop straight from the San Diego [...]

The 2012 Eisner nominations are in!

Katherine Dacey

The folks at Comic-Con International have posted the nominees for the 2012 Eisner Awards. This year was an exceptionally good one for kids’ comics; kid-friendly titles were nominated in categories across the board, from Best Single Issue to Best Continuing Series. Better still, the panel of judges — which included our own Brigid Alverson — [...]

Links: Ladies who lunch

Katherine Dacey

Lunch Lady creator Jarrett J. Krosoczka sits down with his hometown newspaper to discuss his career. “My grandparents were brave enough to send me to college to study art and I’m sure that was a difficult decision for them,” Krosoczka told the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. “But sending me to classes here [at the Worcester [...]

The 2011 Eisner Award Winners

Katherine Dacey

Last night marked one of the highpoints of San Diego Comic-Con: the annual Eisner Award Ceremony. Art Baltazar and Franco’s Tiny Titans (DC Comics) won the Best Publication for Kids Award, while Raina Telgemeier’s widely praised memoir Smile (Scholastic) won the Teen category. Other honorees included Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard (Archaia), which was [...]

Links: Kill Shakespeare!

Katherine Dacey

The Sequential Tarts hold a lively round table discussion on Kill Shakespeare (IDW Comics), a staff favorite here at Good Comics for Kids. Curious about the series? Creators Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery have posted a brief but attractive preview of issue #10 at the official Kill Shakespeare website. Over at The Graphic Classroom, [...]