Links: Recommended Reading
Becky Dreistadt and Frank Gibson, whose new series Capture Creatures launches this week from kaBOOM!, discuss their creative process and show the stages of a single page, step by step.
In an interview on New Hampshire Public Radio, writer and editor Jason Rodriguez talks about the nonfiction comics anthology he edited, Colonial Comics: New England, 1620-1750.
Lots of recommendations are popping up on the internet lately. Right here at SLJ, Joy Fleishhacker looks at graphic novels that present first-hand accounts of life in wartime. Sean Edgar counts down ten great comics for adolescent girls at Paste, ranging from Adventure Time to Thor. And at Foreword, Allyce Amidon recommends three kids’ and YA graphic novels from small Koyama Press and Zest Publishing.
Bravoman was named one of the Best Books for Kids & Teens by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre.
Angry Birds/Transformers #1 (Comic Book Resources)
Archie Comics Super Special #6 (Den of Geek)
Itty Bitty Mask #2 (Comic Book Resources)
Penny Dora and the Wishing Box #2 (Comicosity)
Sonic Boom #2 (Comic Book Resources)
Steven Universe #4 (13th Dimension)
A Library Girl on vols. 9 and 10 of Chi’s Sweet Home (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
Cory Doctorow on El Deafo (BoingBoing)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Kawaii Manga: Adorable! (Comics Worth Reading)
Steve Bennett on vol. 1 of LBX: New Dawn Raisers (ICv2)
Julie P. on Lowriders in Space (Booking Mama)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Lumberjanes #8 (Comics Worth Reading)
Melissa Fox on Odd Duck, Monster on the Hill, and Hidden (Book Nut)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Princess Ugg #5 (Comics Worth Reading)
Jen Hubert on Seconds (Reading Rants)
Amanda on Squish: Fear the Amoeba (A Bookshelf Monstrosity)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Teen Titans: Earth One (Comics Worth Reading)
Tanita Davis on War Brothers (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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