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Links: The year in comics

John Hogan compiles a preliminary list of the year’s best comics, as determined by panelists at the Miami Book Fair. Though many of the titles are more appropriate for older readers, a surprising number of kid-friendly comics made the cut, including Dan Santat’s Sidekicks and Ben Hatke’s Zita the Space Girl.

Speaking of the 2011 Miami Book Fair, Graphic Classroom founder Chris Wilson files a brief report from the School of Comics and Graphic Novels, a series of panels held on November 20, 2011.

The folks at Hollywood Jesus Live! interview Okie Dokie Donuts creator Chris Eliopoulus.

Nate Cosby talks to Newsarama about two upcoming projects, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller and Cow Boy.

The folks at Geek Dad review Hugo, Martin Scorcese’s big-screen adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Is there a young manga fan on your Christmas or Hannukah shopping list? If so, you may find Daniela Orihuela-Gruber’s list of Manga Gift Guides a helpful place to start your search for the perfect present.

Alan Silberberg’s graphic novel Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze was the winner of the young adult novel award from the Quebec Writers Federation.

Reviews: Johanna Draper Carlson highlights five New 52 titles worth reading.

Sam Kusek on Americus (Spandexless)
Aaron Albert on Aquaman, no. 1 (
Traci on Around the World (books4yourkids)
Allen on vol. 1 of A Certain Scientific Railgun (No Flying No Tights)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 1 of Dawn of the Arcana (Manga Worth Reading)
Sheena McNeil on vol. 1 of Dawn of the Arcana (Sequential Tart)
Sean Gaffney on Donald Duck: Lost in the Andes (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Rob McMonigal on Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory (Panel Patter)
Matt on Infinite Kung Fu (No Flying No Tights)
Traci on Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers (No Flying No Tights)
Johanna Draper Carlson on The Manga Guide to Biochemistry (Manga Worth Reading)
Richard on Nursery Rhyme Comics: 50 Timeless Rhymes from 50 Celebrated Cartoonists (Forbidden Planet)
Lori Henderson on vols. 46-50 of One Piece (Manga Xanadu)
Sterg Botzakis on Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Graphic Novel Resources)
Sheena McNeil on vol. 4 of Pokemon Black and White (Sequential Tart)
Sean Gaffney on vol. 2 of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (A Case Suitable for Treatment)
Eric Sugay on Same Difference (Spandexless)
Nick Chigdey on That Monkey Tune (Spandexless)
Russ on The Time Machine (No Flying No Tights)

Katherine Dacey About Katherine Dacey

Katherine Dacey has been reviewing comics since 2006. From 2007 to 2008, she was the Senior Manga Editor at PopCultureShock, a site covering all aspects of the entertainment industry from comics to video games. In 2009, she launched The Manga Critic, where she focuses primarily on Japanese comics and novels in translation. Katherine lives and works in the Greater Boston area, and is a musicologist by training.


  1. Thanks for these links. When is the best of ’11 list from Good Comics for Kids going to be unveiled? I look forward to it!

  2. Please try to rate your reviews so public k-8 children’s librarians (like me) can buy appropriate stuff! I have a growing collection, & it’s been challenging weeding out the YA 14 & up. Please send out the Good Comics for Kids list!

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