Linkfest: Midwinter treats
At Doodles and Dailies, the First Second Books blog, Jennifer Brown has a nice report on Gene Yang’s YALSA presentation. And here’s an interview with him from the Centre Daily Times.
Johanna Draper Carlson spots a change in direction for Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Sabrina’s cat is now the lead character, and the comic is being reslanted for boys, with Sonic the Hedgehog writer Ian Flynn taking over the story.
Kiel Phegley interviews Landry Walker, the writer of Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade, at Comic Book Resources.
Faith Erin Hicks’ The War at Ellesmere is out, and Rachelle Goguen talks to her about it at Living Between Wednesdays. (Via Comics Worth Reading.)
When I was a kid, my Irish relatives would send me comics annuals every Christmas. We always looked forward to those, and I never understood why we didn’t have something comparable in the U.S. At the UK blog Now Read This!, Win Wiacek looks at one of those delights of Christmases past, the 1967 Marvel Storybook Annual, and puts it into context for American comics fans.
The aptly named AAUGH.com has a gallery of Charlie Brown Christmas books up, with the cover and a sample of interior art from around 20 diffrent paper iterations of the famous cartoon. (Via The Beat.)
Chris Wilson on Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel (The Graphic Classroom)
J.L. Bell on The Courageous Princess (Oz and Ends)
Lori Henderson on vol. 3 of King of Cards (Manga Xanadu)
Matthew Brady on Magic Trixie Sleeps Over (Warren Peace Sings the Blues)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 2 of Salt Water Taffy: A Climb Up Mt. Barnabas (Comics Worth Reading)
Chris Wilson on Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade (The Graphic Classroom)
Kevin Hodgson on The Swiss Family Robinson (The Graphic Classroom)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Token (Comics Worth Reading)
Don MacPherson on vol. 1 of The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli (Eye on Comics)
Johanna Draper Carlson on The War at Ellesmere (Comics Worth Reading)
Deb Aoki on vol. 1 of Yokaiden (About.com)
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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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