Linkfest: New year, new projects
Here’s the big news of the day: Bone creator Jeff Smith has a new project in the works: A children’s graphic novel for Toon Books.
At Occasional Superheroine, Valerie D’Orazio notes that the first issue of Marvel’s all-ages Wonderful Wizard of Oz has sold out, despite conventional wisdom that all-ages comic don’t sell. Check the comments for some interesting reactions from those who have bought it for themselves, their kids, or their libraries.
Park Cooper talks to Chynna Clugston about her latest book, Blue Monday, and issues of style and finding an audience, at Manga Life.
Michigan’s Kalamazoo News has a nice article on local talent Mark Crilley, the creator of Akiko and Miki Falls.
Chris Wilson on Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam (The Graphic Classroom)
Robert Greenberger on vol. 9 of Bone (ComicMix)
Kris on vol. 2 of Hitohira (Manic About Manga)
Rob Vollmar on A House Divided and Gettysburg (Ramble On)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Magic Trixie (Comics Worth Reading)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Sand Chronicles (Comics Worth Reading)
Kevin Hodgson on Spider-Man #583 (The Graphic Classroom)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Still I Rise: A Graphic History of African-Americans (Comics Worth Reading)
Mieko Sasaki on Swan (The Daily Yomiuri)
Graeme MacMillan on The War at Ellesmere (The Savage Critics)
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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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