Links | From ‘Everstar’ to ‘Lumberjanes’
Everstar is a new webcomic on Mark Waid’s Thrillbent site that features an 11-year-old girl who travels through space on her own spaceship. Thrillbent editor/curator Mark Waid talks about the comic here, and Steve Morris recently interviewed the creators, Becky Tinker and Joie Brown, at his site The Spire.
Steve Morris gets Faith Erin Hicks, Raina Telgemeier, and First Second editor Calista Brill talking about making and publishing graphic novels in a lively roundtable discussion.
Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and Shannon Watters discuss their all-girl adventure comic Lumberjanes, which has built quite a cult following.
Abby (the) Librarian talks about discussing graphic novels with her colleagues and presents a short reading list.
Halloween Comic Fest is kind of a mini-Free Comic Book Day, where stores give out Halloween-themed mini-comics; you can check here to see if a store near you is participating.
Melissa Fox on Amulet: Escape from Lucien (Book Nut)
Kate Baker on Copper (Guys Lit Wire)
Jen Hubert Swan on vol. 1 of The Graveyard Book (Reading Rants)
Melissa Fox on The Shadow Hero, Mr. Pants: It’s Go Time, and This One Summer (Book Nut)
Maya Van Wagenen on Sisters (The New York Times)
Nick Smith on Reading With Pictures: Comics that Make Kids Smarter (ICv2)
Nick Smith on Theseus and the Minotaur (ICv2)
Sarah Stevenson on The Wrenchies (Finding Wonderland)
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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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