Interview: Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani
On July 22nd through 24th, while attending San Diego International Comic-Con, I ran around to as many of my favorite kids comics creators as I could and asked them all the exact same questions. Keep in mind, exhibit halls are crazy loud and crazy busy, so there is a lot of background noise. Let me know in the comments if you have trouble hearing anything and I’ll translate for you.
Tiny Titans! Tiny Titans! Tiny Titans!
Okay, sure, Tiny Titans isn’t the only thing Art Baltazar and Franco do. There’s also Young Justice, Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam!, and Patrick the Wolf Boy, all of which are great for kids. (Art also illustrates DC Super Pets, which Kate liked a lot.) A team with this many successful all-ages titles is nothing to sneeze at and the Eisner Award proves it.
Bummer that Tiny Titans just got cancelled, eh? But all is not lost! The team has announced new series called Superman Family Adventures which is something to be excited about. Aw, yeah!
Books mentioned in this video:
- Batman: Brave and the Bold, by Matt Wayne, J. Torres, et al
- Gronk, by Katie Cook
- G-Man: Learning to Fly, by Chris Giarrusso (see Chris’s interview here)
- BumperBoy and the Loud, Loud Mountain, by Debbie Huey (see Debbie’s interview here)
- Inheritance, by Christopher Paolini
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About Eva Volin
Eva Volin is the Supervising Children's Librarian for the Alameda Free Library in California. She has written about graphic novels for such publications as Booklist, Library Journal, ICv2, Graphic Novel Reporter, and Children & Libraries. She has served on several awards committees including the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics. She served on YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens committee for three years and is currently serving on ALSC's Notable Books for Children committee.
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