Links: Smile, Smile, Smile
The most tempting book on my stack right now is Jason Shiga’s mega-Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book Meanwhile. Louis Peitzman talks to Shiga about his complicated new book for the San Francisco Chronicle.
Jake Parker explains the genesis of Missile Mouse at Comic Book Resources.
Chris Schweizer discusses Crogan’s March and his career in comics in this interview with Adam Orchekowski of Acme Comics.
Shaun Manning talks to Jesse Blaze Snider, the writer of Muppet Snow White, at Comic Book Resources.
The 2003 all-ages miniseries Growing Up Enchanted is being rereleased in graphic novel form. You can see a 30-page preview here.
Critic Paul Gravett is looking forward to some spring releases, including quite a few kids’ comics.
Our own Robin Brenner is writing a graphic novels column for the librarian website Early Word. The first one is on adult graphic novels, but I’m sure she will cover plenty of material for younger readers as well, so bookmark it now!
Eric Federspiel posts the latest list of kid-friendly new releases at Out from the Comic Shop.
The Archie folks post some previews of upcoming issues. Also: Archie Gets Married: The Epilogue is due out this week. And I’m totally digging the tasteful new design of that site!
Retro comics: I’m Learning to Share! posts some old Charles Schultz cartoons from a book about toddlers.
Reviews: A. Fortis discusses posts brief takes on three Cybils nominees at Finding Wonderland.
Andrew Wheeler on vol. 2 of Amulet (The Antick Musings of G.B.H. Hornswoggler, Gent.)
Chris Mautner on Benny and Penny in The Toy Breaker and Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework (Robot 6)
Rob on vol. 1 of Blue Monday (Panel Patter)
Eden Miller on Crogan’s March (Geek Girl on the Street)
Gary Sassaman on Crogan’s March (Innocent Bystander)
Chris Wilson on Female Force: Michelle Obama (The Graphic Classroom)
Michelle Smith on vols. 13-17 of Hikaru no Go (Soliloquy in Blue)
Sterg Botzakis on Life Sucks (Graphic Novel Resources)
Travis Jonker on Meanwhile (100 Scope Notes)
Comicsgirl on Smile (Comicsgirl)
Stacy Dillon on Smile (Welcome to my Tweendom)
Travis Jonker on Smile (100 Scope Notes)
Greg McElhatton on Smile (Read About Comics)
Sophie Stevens on vol. 1 of Stolen Hearts (Animanga Nation)
Comicsgirl on Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade (Comicsgirl)
Sarah Sammis on Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 13: Hobgoblin (Puss Reboots)
J. Caleb Mozzocco on Zeus: King of the Gods (Blog@Newsarama)
Michelle Smith on vol. 1 of Yotsuba&! (Soliloquy in Blue)
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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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