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Interview: George O’Connor

Esther Keller talks to George O’Connor as his Olympians series draws to a close.

Interview: Writer Ridley Pearson on ‘Super Sons: The Polarshield Project’

DC’s new Zoom line for young readers kicks off with Ridley Pearson and Ile Gonzalez’s Super Sons: The Polarshield Project. We spoke to Pearson about how the sons of Superman and Batman came to battle the effects of climate change.

Interview: ‘Red Range: Pirates of the Fireworld’

In Joe Lansdale and Sam Glanzman’s graphic novel Red Range, African American vigilante Caleb Range and his young sidekick wreak vengeance on a murderous group of Klansmen and then are transported to another world where more dangers await. On the last page of that book, they stare out at a strange body of water filled […]

Interview and Preview: ‘Enola Holmes’ Graphic Novel

Later this month, IDW Publishing will release The Case of the Missing Marquess, the first graphic novel based on Nancy Springer’s Enola Holmes YA novels. Enola Holmes is the much younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes—she’s just 14 years old—and in this first story, she dodges their attempts to send her to boarding school […]

Interview: Ryan Ferrier and Roger Langridge on ‘Criminy’

When their town is overrun by pirates, Daggum Criminy and his family find themselves cast adrift, literally, floating across the ocean before landing in a series of strange lands. That’s the idea behind Criminy, the new graphic novel by writer Ryan Ferrier, whose credits include the Regular Show and Over the Garden Wall comics, and […]

Interview: Jeff Parker, Michael Moreci and Dan Parent on ‘Archie Meets Batman ’66’

Gotham City circa 1966 was an almost ideal place to commit crimes. There were always museums, galas, and charity fundraisers to rob, there was a large pool of men of low character willing to adopt goofy codenames and uniforms in order to serve as henchmen, the place was lousy with raw material to build elaborate […]

This Is Not a Taco—It’s an Interview!

“Kids, remember: If you want tacos in your story, then YOU make sure there are tacos in your story!” That’s the empowering message of This Is a Taco by Josh Shipley and Andrew Cangelose. In the hybrid comic/picture book, a squirrel takes exception to the narration and rewrites his own story so it has more tacos […]

Kurt Hassler on Manga and Light Novels

Here’s the second half of my interview with Yen Press managing director and publisher Kurt Hassler. The interview was originally done for the SLJ article the SLJ article It’s a Novel! It’s a Comic! It’s—Both? In this half, we talk about light novels, which are prose novels that have a lot in common with manga […]

Interview: Shea Fontana on ‘DC Super Hero Girls: Out of the Bottle’

The recently released original graphic novel DC Super Hero Girls: Out of the Bottle is the sixth in the series, all of which have been written by Shea Fontana, one of the co-creators of the Warner Bros-produced toy line and multimedia franchise. In this volume, Fontana and her artist collaborators Agnes Garbowska, Mirka Andolfo, and […]

Interview: Sean O’Neill on ‘Rocket Robinson’

Today we have another guest post by comics journalist Alex Dueben. Sean O’Neill is a Chicago-based writer and illustrator, and this year Dark Horse is publishing two graphic novels that he wrote and drew. The “Rocket” Robinson books are  adventure stories whose 12-year-old titular protagonist travels to Egypt and Paris, navigates tombs, uncovers hidden treasure, puzzles through cyphers. […]