Links: Dragons and Robots and Frankenfrogs, Oh My!
Hero Complex has a preview of Ben Hatke’s new book, Little Robot, as well as an interview with Hatke, who is also the author of the Zita the Spacegirl books. And here’s an in-depth interview with Ben by Alex Dueben.
Archaia, which has published a number of comics based on Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, has announced a new series in that line: The Storyteller: Dragons, a four-issue miniseries that will feature stories drawn from dragon myths from around the world. The first issue, based on the Native American legend of the Horned Snake and the Thunderbird, will be out in December.
Crogan Adventures creator Chris Schweizer goes back to basics in an audio interview, explaining what graphic novels are before launching into a discussion of his own work, including his new book, The Creeps: Night of the Frankenfrogs.
Michel Chikwanine, who was kidnapped at the age of 5 and forced to serve as a child soldier in the Congo, talks about his experiences and how he translated them into the graphic novel Child Soldier, which is about to be published by Kids Can Press.
Jeremy Whitley chats about Princeless, Raven: The Pirate Princess, and his short comic that was part of Marvel’s Secret Wars: Secret Loves anthology.
At Kirkus Reviews, Julie Danielson interviews the Argentinian artist Liniers, creator of The Big Wet Balloon and Written and Drawn by Henrietta.
Luke Pearson Tweeted the cover of the newest Hilda book the other day. Because we are shameless Hilda fans here at GC4K, here it is:
Beth Rogers on Area 51: The Graphic History of America’s Most Secret Military Installation (No Flying, No Tights)
Nick Smith on Awkward (ICv2)
Melissa Fox on Baba Yaga’s Assistant (Book Nut)
Wayne Cherry on vols. 1-6 of Batman: Li’l Gotham (No Flying, No Tights)
Jennifer Wharton on FishFishFish (No Flying, No Tights)
Emilia Packard on vols. 1 and 2 of Gronk (No Flying, No Tights)
Stergios Botzakis on In Real Life (Graphic Novel Resources)
Matt Santori-Griffith on Jem and the Holograms #6 (Comicosity)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 1 of LARP! (Comics Worth Reading)
Scott Cederlund on Little Nemo’s Big New Dreams and Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland (Panel Patter)
Greg McElhatton on Lumberjanes #17 (Comic Book Resources)
Kelly Richards on Over the Garden Wall #1 (Comicosity)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Prison Island (Comics Worth Reading)
Richard Bruton on Space Dumplins (Forbidden Planet)
Nick Smith on Space Dumplins (ICv2)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Sunny Side Up (Comics Worth Reading)
Sarah on Yotsuba&! (nagareboshi reviews)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Zodiac Starforce #1 (Comics Worth Reading)
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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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