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It can be hard defending my juvenile love of Archie comics as a kid, but I am a woman of many means.  Now there’s a new magazine out there by the name of Veronica & Betty.  First off, not Betty & Veronica but Veronica & Betty?  Granted, there used to be a comic by the name of Betty & Veronica, and they probably don’t want to confuse the issue, but I object to Veronica coming first in any capacity whatsoever.  That’s point number one.  Point number two, does anyone else notice that they’re making Veronica look more like Selena Gomez these days?  Not that there’s anything wrong with that.  Thanks to Good Comics for Kids for the link.

  • New Blog Alert: Avast, me hearties!  Thar she blows!  I second children’s literary blog by a librarian working the five boroughs.  Tis Library Hearted, a scurvy tome penned by one Sarah Hinkle in Queens!  Tis a bonny thing to see a Queens librarian blog exist once more.
  • Phil Nel shares some of his memories of the great children’s author/illustrator Syd Hoff, which is great.  I’d no idea Hoff was alive as late as 2000.  Definitely worth your time to read.
  • This is what we call a classic case of smart alecky-type New Yorkers.  The MTA claims this isn’t promotion for the new Harry Potter movie, but that looks pretty darned professional to me:

  • I’m feeling imagey today.  Recently Comics Alliance profiled a guy by the name of Tom Whalen who specializes in these amazing takes on various movies, books, etc.  For example, here’s now he portrayed the film version of The Wizard of Oz:

Gorgeous, right?  Even better (and just as topical) is this piece he did for an issue of PC World:

Somebody hand this man a children’s picture book contract!  Stat!

Daily Image:

My aunt knows her niece well.  How else could she know to send me the following link?

It’s A Visual History of the Jet Pack.  Now THAT’s entertainment!  Thanks, Aunt Judy!

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. You’re welcome! It was clearly a link that was longing to find you. I just helped it bridge (fly across?) the gap. 😀

  2. Thanks for the shout out and linkage Betsy! Time for Brooklyn to represent!

  3. Psst….I also loved Archie comics as a kid. One of childhood’s un-guilty pleasures!

  4. Wonder what the big news is tomorrow???

  5. Speaking of Jet Packs, just stumbled across this…