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Links: Kickstarting classroom comics

Katherine Dacey

The folks at Reading With Pictures, a non-profit dedicated to promoting the intelligent use of comics in education, just launched a Kickstarter campaign for two new projects: The Graphic Textbook and Open Source Comics. In 2010, RWP used Kickstarter to fund the publication of Reading With Pictures Anthology (2010), a Harvey Award-nominated collection of educational [...]

Links: Teenage dreamboat

Katherine Dacey
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Brian Heater posts the second part of his interview with Astronaut Academy author Dave Roman at The Daily Cross Hatch. This segment focuses on his comic Teen Boat (“The ANGST of Being a Teen…combined with the THRILL of being a boat”) which was originally self-published and will be published as a graphic novel next year. [...]

NYCC 2011 news round-up

Katherine Dacey
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New York Comic Con celebrated its sixth anniversary this year with capacity crowds, big stars, and big announcements. Wondering how NYCC will impact you and your library collection? We at Good Comics for Kids rounded up the weekend’s biggest news in kids’ and teens’ comic publishing. COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS Marvel announced a unique crossover [...]

Links: Starfire, Betty, and Veronica

Katherine Dacey

Author Michelle Lee interviewed her seven-year-old daughter about Teen Titan heroine Starfire. Though Lee’s daughter describes Starfire as her favorite superhero, she was dismayed by the way the character was drawn in issue one of Red Hood & The Outlaws. “[S]he’s not fighting anyone. And not talking to anyone really. She’s just almost naked and [...]

Links: 52 pick-up

Katherine Dacey
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NPR blogger Glen Weldon casts a critical eye on DC’s much-hyped Justice League #1. His verdict: not bad, though he’s a little concerned about DC’s pledge to reimagine its iconic superheroes in a “younger, angrier, more brash and more modern” light. The title of this Tumblr blog pretty much sums it all up: Superheroes Are [...]

Good manga for kids, August 2011

Katherine Dacey
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When I was seven years old, I owned Charlie Brown’s Super Book of Questions and Answers, a five-volume encyclopedia with entries on animals, plants, machines, space travel, human anatomy, and just about any other topic that might interest an elementary school reader. Interspersed with the facts and figures were short cartoons featuring the Peanuts gang. [...]

Links: Digital manga news

Katherine Dacey

Are Japanese publishers finally getting serious about combating piracy? Nearly 40 Japanese companies have banded together to launch JManga, an online manga reader that will include a mixture of free and paid content. Brigid Alverson has a summary of the JManga Comic-Con panel. Sean Gaffney offers a thoughtful round-up of manga-related news from SDCC 2011. [...]

The Reading Pile – May 23

Katherine Dacey
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The Reading Pile is back this week with an eclectic assortment of titles that run the gamut from video-game tie-ins (Mega Man) to fairy-tale spoofs (Beauty and the Squat Bears) to sports manga (Cross Game). As always, we encourage you to join the discussion by telling us what kid- and teen-friendly titles are on your [...]

Links: FCBD 2011, VIZ Media brings manga to the iPhone

Katherine Dacey

Who doesn’t like a free comic book? That’s the thinking behind Free Comic Book Day, an annual event in which retailers around the country provide customers free comics from publishers big and small. This year’s FCBD will be held on Saturday, May 7th at thousands of stores around the US and Canada. (Click here to [...]

Links: City of big shoulders

Katherine Dacey

The second Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, a.k.a. C2E2, is taking place this weekend, and Brigid Alverson will be there, chatting up creators, talking to publishers, and finding out what kid- and teen-friendly comics are in the pipeline. If you’re also planning to attend the show, be sure to check out Chris Sims’ helpful guide [...]