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Dragon Racer! Sibling Rivalry! The return of Courtney Crumrin! Kirby manga! It’s Kids Week at ICv2, and I’ve been rounding up lots of recent news and announcements there. Here’s a look at what’s up now – and check back for more!

Kids Graphic Novels: What to Watch Out for in 2021 – here’s your tipsheet for the rest of the year!
Kids Graphic Novels Pick Hits: July 2021 – Three intriguing titles from this month’s Previews catalog!
ICv2 Interview: JuYoun Lee of JY – including info on Kyle’s Little Sister and their new Big Hero 6 graphic novel!
Viz to Publish ‘Kirby: Manga Mania’ – Solving the mystery of exactly which Kirby manga Viz licensed!
Oni Press Lines Up Kids Graphic Novels for Summer – Courtney Crumrin returns! And Joey Weiser (Mermin, Ghost Hog) is back with Dragon Racer!
DC Schedules Three YA Titles for September – Raven + Beast Boy 4 evah!!

Also from the other writers at ICv2:

Kids Titles Accounted for Nearly One-Third of 2020 Graphic Novel Sales – You guys! We won!
The Hottest Properties in Comics May Finally Be Ready for Their Close-Up – In which Rob Salkowitz discusses why we don’t have a Dog Man movie (yet)

And in other news…

Changes at Disney: Down at the bottom of this Publishers Weekly article about the latest changes to Disney’s publishing program is this tidbit: They are launching Disney Remix, a new line of graphic novels based on classic Disney live-action films, and first title will be Operation Parent Trap by Victoria Jamieson (Roller Girl, When Stars are Scattered).

Manga 101: High school librarian Sara Smith has a manga buying guide for school librarians, with lists of “must buys,” “should buys,” and “good buys.” Each list has a selection of titles with a synopsis, age rating, number of volumes, and links to reviews. Check out her blog on the regular for new reviews of manga as well!

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Brigid Alverson About Brigid Alverson

Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.

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