Links: Suggestions and nominations
Over at the mother ship, Peter Gutierrez rounds up some great graphic novels for grades K-4.
And for older readers, the YALSA folks have posted the latest nominations for their Great Graphic Novels for Teens list.
Andy Burns has an interesting article (part one, part two) on whether kids read comics at all—and what’s needed to entice them back.
At the Graphic Novel Reporter, Alex Simmons asks "Are Comics Like Real Books?"
Good news for fans of Raina Telgemeier (The Babysitters Club, X-Men: Misfits, Smile): She’s making lots of public appearances this month.
Talented artist Amy Mebberson talks about her work on the Monsters, Inc. comics for BOOM! Studios at the Disney Comics Worldwide blog.
How do they do it? The Temple of the Seven Golden Camels posts some vintage advice from a Disney artist. (Via Webcomics.com.)
There are more Archie and Sonic previews up at the Archie News blog, along with the news that Archie Freshman Year #1 is the most downloaded comic on iTunes.
Gary Tyrrell on vol. 2 of Amulet (Fleen)
Michael C. Lorah on Asterix and the Great Divide (Blog@Newsarama)
Ed Sizemore on Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 (Comics Worth Reading)
Edward Zacharias on vol. 1 of Wolverine: Prodigal Son (Animanga Nation)
Danielle Leigh on vol. 1 of X-Men: Misfits (Comics Should Be Good!)
Nick Smith on vol. 1 of X-Men: Misfits (ICv2)
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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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