Interview: Stacy King
On Wednesday, July 11 through Sunday, July 15, while attending the Comic-Con International 2012 in San Diego, 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, comic book conventions 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.
I love that there are more and more webcomics being published for kids. Kids love messing around on computers, so the more kid-appropriate material that’s easy for them to find, the better, as far as I’m concerned. Shiftylook, the online webcomics version of some of BANDAI’s classic arcade games, has done a nice job of making fun, kid-friendly webcomics. They’ve also been smart enough to remember that girls play and love video games, too. Check out Stacy King’s Rocket Fox story and see what you think.
Books mentioned in this video:
- Binky the Space Cat, by Ashley Spires
- A Parent’s Guide to the Best Kids’ Comics, by Scott Robins and Snow Wildsmith
- Chi’s Sweet Home, by Kanata Konami
- Absolute Sandman, by Neil Gaiman, et al
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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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