Preview: Yo Gabba Gabba! Goodnight Gabba Land
Francoise Mouly may have brought comics to the early-reader set with her Toon Books line, but Oni Press is going all the way back to the nursery with their new board-book comics based on the children’s TV show Yo Gabba Gabba.
I have never heard of anyone doing comics in a board book format before, so this may be a historic moment. Two books are debuting in comics stores this week: Yo Gabba Gabba! Goodnight Gabba Land, written by J. Torres (Alison Dare, Lola: A Ghost Story) and illustrated by Matt Loux (Salt Water Taffy), and Yo Gabba Gabba: Gabba Ball, written and illustrated by YGG animator Chris Eliopoulos. Oni also plans to release a Yo Gabba Gabba anthology, on regular paper and with work by Torres and other well known artists including Evan Dorkin and Jamie S. Rich, in December.
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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