New York, New York!
The Good Comics for Kids gang turned out in force for New York Comic Con this year: Robin Brenner, Kate Dacey, Esther Keller, Scott Robins, and I were all there, covering the show and holding our own panel about building a children’s graphic novel collection on Sunday morning for a small but enthusiastic crowd.
Kids’ comics were huge this year, with book publishers, indy comics publishers, and traditional kids’ comics publishers all pushing new and old titles. I wrote an overview of the children’s comics scene for Publishers Weekly Comics Week, and here are some more links, pix, and news bites from the con.
Archie Comics had a lot of announcements, and their booth was bustling the whole time.
Benjamin Bailey of Comic Book resources covers the Disney panel, which largely focused on their Tron and Mickey Mouse properties—but they also announced a Pirates of the Caribbean graphic novel anthology. Benjamin also covered the Hasbro/IDW panel, which covered IDW’s licensed comics such as Transformers, G.I. Joe, and Dungeons and Dragons.
Amanda McDonald liveblogged the Boom Kids! panel for Newsarama.
The Ape Entertainment booth was bustling, as Rob Worley was signing copies of his comic Scratch 9, the second issue of which had just come out. Ape also announced that it will be reviving Richie Rich and Strawberry Shortcake for new comics series (separately, not together).
Faith Erin Hicks (Brain Camp) has a good con report at her livejournal.
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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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