Links: Nathan Hale, Kazu Kibuishi, and the Archie brass talk comics!
Nathan Hale talks about the research he does for his Hazardous Tales graphic novels, which despite the humor are accurate retellings of incidents in American history.
They’re not your father’s Archie Comics any more, and Archie CEO Jon Goldwater talks about the changes he has made since he started with the company in 2010, including adding the openly gay character Kevin Keller, reviving the Red Circle superhero line, creating two new comics, Life With Archie and Afterlife With Archie, and, most recently, bringing in writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa as chief creative officer and former DC (and Archie) marketing director Alex Segura to run the Red Circle line.
Meanwhile, Archie president Mike Pellerito talks about the enduring popularity of the comics and how they appeal to kids in general and girls in particular.
And at Comicosity, writer Ian Flynn and editor Paul Kaminski discuss Mega Man and Mega Man X.
Chris Arrant chats with Kazu Kibuishi about Amulet, his Harry Potter covers, and recovering from bacterial meningitis.
Jeff Parker discusses the Angry Birds comics he is creating for IDW.
BOOM! Studios editor Shannon Watters moderated a panel on redefining “all ages” comics at Emerald City Comic Con; the panelists included Mike Kunkel (Herobear and the Kid), Colleen Coover and Paul Tobin (Adventure Time: The Flip Side, Bandette), Kate Leth (Kate or Die, Adventure Time: Seeing Red), Ryan North (Adventure Time, The Midas Flesh), and Mad Rupert (Regular Show: Skips).
Jabal Entertainment launched Blades of Hope, a young adult graphic novel featuring a strong female protagonist, at the Middle East Film and Comic Con in Dubai.
Steve Bennett on vol. 1 of Cleopatra in Space (ICv2)
Sterg Botzakis on Hidden (Graphic Novel Resources)
Alice Veron on Hildafolk (Girls LIke Comics)
Rebecca Silverman on vol. 1 of Phantom Thief Jeanne (ANN)
Drew McCabe on Spongebob Comics #31 and Scooby-Doo Team-Up #3 (Comic Attack)
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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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