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Artist Lea Hernandez has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds for her latest project, The Garlicks: Pandora Orange, Fail Vampire. This all-ages comic stars a young bloodsucker who aspires to be a cartoonist. Following the dictum of “write what you know,” she uses her family as material — not hard to do when you’re mom’s a butcher and your younger sister wears granny pants on her head!

Can American manga artists make a living? That’s the question on Deb Aoki’s mind, as she examines the challenges facing creators of English-language manga.

RightStuf announced that it will be publishing the eighth volume of M. Alice LeGrow’s Bizenghast, a series originally published by Tokyopop.

Over at Comics Worth Reading, Johanna Draper Carlson takes the new Classics Illustrated app for a spin.

The ladies of Sequential Tart discuss comic book treatments of famous fairy tales.

Geek Mom Dakster Sullivan raves about the New 52. “When I first started reading the new 52, I was really excited that I was getting a fresh start with some of my favorite characters,” she notes. “I’m happy to say that not only am I still reading the series I started with, but my love for the characters has forced me to start reading some of their individual series as well.”

Reviews: Drew McCabe dedicates this week’s From Friendly Ghosts to Gamma Rays to New Crusaders and Fluffy, Fluffy Cinamaroll.

Young Readers (Ages 4-8)
Abby on Frankie Pickle and the Mathematical Menace (No Flying No Tights)

Pre-Teens (Ages 9-12)
Sterg Botzakis on The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Graphic Novel Resources)
Emma on Olympians, Vol. 3: The Goddess and Her Glory (No Flying No Tights)
Wolfen Moondaughter on Thor & Loki in the Land of Giants (Sequential Tart)
Karen Maeda on Voltron Force, Vol. 1: Shelter from the Storm (Sequential Tart)

Teens (13+)
Greg McElhatton on vol. 3 of Brody’s Ghost (Read About Comics)
Sheena McNeil on vol. 43 of Case Closed (Sequential Tart)
Greg McElhatton on Dark Horse Presents #12 (Read About Comics)
Sheena McNeil on vol. 3 of A Devil and Her Love Song (Sequential Tart)
Emma on Green Lantern, Vol. 1: Sinestro (No Flying No Tights)
Nick Smith on vol. 1 of The Lovecraft Anthology (ICv2)
Snow Wildsmith on vols. 1-2 of Young Miss Holmes Casebook (Good Comics for Kids)

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.

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