Links: Batman, Sherlock Holmes, and Persephone
DC announced last month that it is retooling its kids’ line, and the first issue from the new generation is The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Newsarama’s J. Caleb Mozzocco talks to writer Sholly Fisch about what has changed and what the new comic will be like.
Tough Pigs has previews of the first Muppet Sherlock Holmes comic, Muppet Snow White #4, and <a href="http://www.toughpigs.com/tms-9-preview/">The Muppet Show Comic Book #9. And at Newsarama, David Pepose interviews Patrick Storck, the writer of Muppet Sherlock Holmes.
NorthJersey.com profiles Archie artist Fernando Ruiz, who is currently working on the Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E. series.
Anne Trubek of Smithsonian magazine visits Superman’s hometown: Cleveland, where Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster first dreamed up the Man of Steel. (Via Graphic Novel Reporter.)
Alex Simmons, the founder and guiding light behind Kids Comic Con and the Color of Comics exhibit, wants to take his show on the road—all the way to Senegal, where he has been invited to participate in a cultural festival. He is raising money via Kickstarter to fund the trip.
George O’Connor shares a drawing of Persephone from the book he is working on, Hades: The Wealthy One.
Crogan’s Vengeance creator Chris Schweizer gives us a tour of his studio and a peek at some Hessians in progress.
At Comic Attack, Drew McCabe makes a good point: Kids can’t buy kids’ comics if they can’t find them. He would like to see them back on the newsstand, but a kid-friendly comics retailer points out in comments that digital is probably the way to go.
No surprises here: The one millionth visitor to the Kyoto Manga Museum was a 12-year-old girl from Los Angeles.
Back to school: Chris Wilson has good things to say about Professor Garfield, a comics website for schools.
New blog alert: Girls Love Graphic Novels, which is pretty much exactly what the name says. It’s run by Kristen, an elementary school librarian and the blogger behind Bookworming in the 21st Century, and Kate, of The Neverending Shelf. So far there is a nice assortment of news and reviews of manga and other types of graphic novels. (Via The Shady Glade.)
David Elzey on The Adventures of Ook and Gluk (the excelsior file)
Nicola on Agatha Christie’s Cards on the Table (Back to Books)
Nicola on Agatha Christie: Dumb Witness (Back to Books)
Chris Wilson on Combat Zone: True Tales of GIs in Iraq (The Graphic Classroom)
Johanna Draper Carlson on The Dreaming (omnibus edition) (Comics Worth Reading)
Monica Edinger on Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword (educating alice)
Robert Greenberger on Networked: Carabella on the Run (ComicMix)
Rob McMonigal on vol. 2 of Salt Water Taffy (Panel Patter)
Travis Jonker on Tower of Treasure (100 Scope Notes)
Lori Henderson on vol. 2 of Twin Spica (Comics Village)
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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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