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‘Amazing World of Gumball’ comic to debut in June

Brigid Alverson
kaboom_gumball_001_a

BOOM! Studios has built up quite a line of all ages comics in its kaBOOM imprint, and The Amazing World of Gumball is a good example of how it works. It’s based on the Cartoon Network show of the same name, and it features the work of a well known webcomics creator—in this case, writer [...]

Interview: David Gallaher and Steve Ellis on The Only Living Boy

Brigid Alverson
OLB.Banner1

David Gallaher and Steve Ellis’s The Only Living Boy, which debuts as a webcomic today, is the story of a 12-year-old who suddenly finds himself, literally, the only living boy left in the world. Some sort of calamity (we’re not sure what yet) has wiped out the rest of humanity. But Erik is not alone: [...]

A Mom’s Journey Into Homestuck Part 5A

Lori Henderson
Heir of Breath

I know it’s been awhile since my last post. But Act 5 Act 2 of Homestuck is a very long Act. It is filled with over a year of updates, so trying to summarize all that seemed overwhelming. Finding a good break in this act was just as overwhelming, because everything just flows together, and [...]

Preview: Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

Brigid Alverson
NCPGW-cover

High school is all about tribes, so the story of Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong, the new graphic novel out this week from writer Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks (published by the inimitable First Second), will ring true to a lot of readers: It pits the robotics team against the cheerleaders. Life is never [...]

A Mom’s Journey into Homestuck Part 5

Lori Henderson
Trolls group

Well, this is it. The infamous Act 5. I call it infamous, because any search on the web for Homestuck will inevitably lead to some comment about skipping Acts 1-4 because they are boring, and going straight to Act 5. Of course you can do this. My youngest started with Act 5 but eventually went [...]

A Mom’s Journey into Homestuck Part 4

Lori Henderson
Facepalm x2

As I was working on my posts for Act 3, my youngest daughter came up to me and said “Did you know you’re on the Homestuck Wiki?” I responded with a no, and asked how she knew. She said her sister told her. So I asked my oldest daughter how she found out. She told [...]

Roundtable: Celebrating the Fourth

Brigid Alverson
Constitution

Independence Day is an excuse for fireworks and barbecues, but it’s also a good opportunity to think about how our nation was formed and evolved. With that in mind, the Good Comics for Kids bloggers decided to have a conversation about our favorite graphic novels about American history—and there’s a surprisingly strong selection to choose [...]

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 [...]