Links: Marissa Meyer to Write Graphic Novel
Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles YA novels, has a two-volume graphic novel, Wires and Nerve, in the works, to be illustrated by Douglas Holgate:
Set after the events of the “Lunar Chronicles,” it will feature many of the same characters, including Iko the android, as well as: Cinder, the teen cyborg who has a wicked stepmother; Scarlet, the space pilot who works with street-fighter Wolf; Cress, the hacker who is imprisoned like some satellite Rapunzel; and Winter, the princess who loves a commoner.
Ben Hatke’s Little Robot is this year’s winner of the Gryphon Award, which recognizes books that help transition children from being read to to reading on their own.
Sarah Varon talks about Sweaterweather.
Cory Doctorow talks to the First Second crew about the inner workings of their company, including how they print their physical books, how they pair writers with artists, and why they won’t even consider translating some French graphic novels for U.S. audiences.
Back in May, I had the opportunity to sit down with Gurihiru, the two-woman art team with a unique, cute crossover style; they do the art for the Avatar the Last Airbender graphic novels, and they have done quite a bit of work for Marvel, including some of their Power Pack comics and the tiny-tot spin on Avengers vs. X-Men, A-Babies vs. X-Babies.
As her fourth and final Baby-Sitters Club graphic novel is re-released in full color, Raina Telgemeier shares a Baby-Sitters Club drawing that she did when she was ten and writes about what the books meant to her.
Joshua Glenn includes several graphic novels in a list of notable children’s books that will be celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.
At Everead, Alysa Stewart picks the top seven new graphic novels for ages 8-12.
Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons #2 (ToughPigs)
Nick Smith on Bunny vs. Monkey (ICv2)
Elizabeth Reid on Comics Squad No. 2: Lunch (Deseret News)
Nick Smith on I’m Grumpy and I’m Sunny (ICv2)
Nick Smith on Secret Hero Society, vol. 1: Study Hall of Justice (ICv2)
Little Willow on Sunny Side Up (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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