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Links: Scott Pilgrim’s precious little hardcover

Katherine Dacey

Coming soon to a comic store near you: a brand-new edition of Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life. The second edition will be hardbound, with a snazzy new cover design by creator Bryan Lee O’Malley and colors by award-winning artist Nathan Fairbairn. Look for the first volume in stores in August 2012. For his latest Comics [...]

Preview: Polly and the Pirates: Mystery of the Dragonfish

Brigid Alverson

Make yourself comfortable, because we have a special treat for you today: A 32-page preview of Polly and the Pirates: Mystery of the Dragonfish, written by Ted Naifeh and illustrated by Robbi Rodriguez. This is the second collection of the Polly and the Pirates comics, and it comes almost five years after the first, but [...]

Links: News for the New Year

Brigid Alverson
Accept no substitutes!

At Robot 6, Michael May talks to Ted Naifeh about his work on Courtney Crumrin, which relaunches in full color in April. BOOM! Studios is planning a series of comics based on the Nickelodeon series Adventure Time, with a stellar lineup of writer Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics) and artists Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline, who [...]

Links: Graphic novels are good for kids (and grown-ups, too)

Katherine Dacey

Earlier this month, TV Ontario posed the provocative question, “Are graphic novels good enough for the classroom?” Answering the question in the affirmative were Larry Swartz, author of Learning to Read with Graphic Power, and Jeff Smith, creator of Bone. Last week, Jeff Kinney filed suit against Antarctic Press for trademark violations. Antarctic recently launched [...]

Links: Hot properties

Katherine Dacey

ICv2 has just released its list of the ten hottest kids’ comic properties from summer 2011. Not surprisingly, Diary of a Wimpy Kid hangs on to the top spot, but The Simpsons, Geronimo Stilton, and The Smurfs also make strong showings. For manga lovers, ICv2 has compiled separate  lists of the top ten shojo (girls’) [...]

Preview: Power Lunch

Brigid Alverson

Power Lunch, just released last week by Oni Press, is a light-hearted spin on the superhero genre. Joey avoids any food that isn’t white, because colored foods have a strange effect on him—they give him super powers. Written by J. Torres (Alison Dare; Lola: A Ghost Story) and illustrated by Dean Trippe (Butterfly), this book [...]

Preview: Sketch Monsters, book 1: Escape of the Scribbles

Brigid Alverson

Sketch Monsters, out this week from Oni Press, is the story of an eight-year-old girl who doesn’t express her feelings in the usual way: Instead of showing them outwardly, she draws them as monsters in her sketchbook. That keeps them neatly bottled away—until the day they all escape and run amok, forcing her to round [...]

Links: Courtney Crumrin returns

Katherine Dacey

Good news for Ted Naifeh fans: not only will Oni Press publish a new installment of Courtney Crumrin Tales in May, Oni also has a second volume of Polly and the Pirates in the works. Naifeh dishes the dirt on both series with Sequential Tart’s Wolfen Moondaughter, and offers readers a tantalizing glimpse of a [...]

Review: Crogan’s March

Eva Volin

Crogan’s Vengeance, the first book in Chris Schweizer’s series, The Crogan Adventures, is about “Catfoot” Crogan’s time serving on a pirate ship.  It was a critical success, earning an Eisner nomination and a place on the Great Graphic Novels for Teens list, among other honors.  The second book, Crogan’s March, about Peter Crogan, a soldier [...]