Jinx is a grown-up version of an older Archie comic, Little Jinx, that was a favorite of mine when I was a kid. In the original, Jinx was a mischievous six-year-old who often sparred with her father; now she is a teenager and the sparring has gotten a little more serious—but only a little. Writers J. Torres (Alison Dare, Lola: A Ghost Story) and illustrators Rick Burchett and Terry Austin keep the tone light, so that Jinx reads like a smarter version of a teenage sitcom.
The book is due out in the spring, but Torres and the Archie folks are at the American Library Association’s midwinter meeting this weekend to show it around. For those who can’t make it, here’s a sample. Enjoy!
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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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