Links: ‘Over the Garden Wall’ Becomes a Comic
The Cartoon Network series Over the Garden Wall is being adapted into a comic, to be published by BOOM! Studios in its KaBoom imprint; Hero Complex has a preview of the art and an interview with creator Pat McHale.
Abrams unveils its fall lineup of children’s graphic novels, which includes Night of the FrankenFrogs, a new series from Chris Schweizer (of Crogan Adventures fame); a new Salem Hyde book from Frank Cammuso; Let Me Walk You Home, a YA graphic novel about sexual assault; and Hereville: How Mirka Caught a Fish, the latest in the series by Barry Deutsch.
And here’s a quick peek at Fable Comics, a new First Second anthology, edited by Chris Duffy, along the same lines as their Fairy Tale Comics and Nursery Rhyme Comics.
Travis Jonker posts an illustrated interview with Ben Hatke.
Tim O’Shea interviews Chris Schweizer about the new full-color edition of the first Crogan Adventure, now subtitled Catfoot’s Vengeance, as well as about working with collaborators and bringing women and girls into the Crogan family.
Jillian Tamaki talks about SuperMutant Magic Academy and This One Summer, the first graphic novel to win the Caldecott Medal:
I don’t think an eight year old should be reading about this either, but our book isn’t for an eight year old. The Caldecott goes up to 14 years old. I think it might not be for all 14-year-olds either, but 14-year-olds are not little blinkered human beings anymore. And it is supposed to be scary and intimidating, [because] that’s what sex is at that time. It’s certainly not represented in any titillating way, even in SMMA—there’s nothing titillating about lying on the grass.
Meanwhile, Nyala Ali reflects on the theme of motherhood in This One Summer.
And here’s another great interview with Tamaki in which she reminisces about reading (and altering) Archie comics with her younger sister as a child and talks about making comics about adolescent girls.
At The Roarbots, five-year-old Jamie does a video interview with El Deafo creator Cece Bell.
Ginnis Tonik on Ares & Aphrodite (Women Write About Comics)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Jem and the Holograms #1 and 2 (Comics Worth Reading)
Nick Smith on Crystal Cadets (ICv2)
Stergios Botzakis on vol. 1 of Last Man: The Stranger (Graphic Novel Resources)
Helen on Ms. Marvel, vol. 1: No Normal (Narrative Investigations)
Michael Buntag on Ms. Marvel #14 (NonSensical Words)
Draven Katayama on Ms. Marvel #15 (Comicosity)
Stergios Botzakis on Nursery Rhyme Comics (Graphic Novel Resources)
Henry Chamberlain on Pablo: Art Masters Series (Comics Grinder)
Drew McCabe on Punky Brewster (Comic Attack)
David Elzey on The Wild Piano: A Philemon Book (Guys Lit Wire)
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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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