Links: Cybils Winners Announced
The winners of the Cybils Awards have been announced, and the graphic novel prizes go to Victoria Jamieson’s Roller Girl in the elementary/middle grade category and Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona in the YA category.
Madballs, those goofy toys from the 1980s, are getting their own comic series from Roar Comics, the kids’ line of Lion Forge. The four-issue series will be headlined by Brad McGinty and Brian Smith but will feature work by a number of other creators.
Here’s a first look at Knight and Dragon, an all-ages fantasy tale by Matt Gibbs and Bevis Musson that will be published in the UK in April.
Dana Simpson, creator of Phoebe and Her Unicorn, talks about her lifelong love of comics and the importance Phoebe has to her:
“I never know whether I want to mention this at all in interviews, but being a transgender person, Phoebe is sort of an expression of the little girl self I actually had to suppress a bit during my actual childhood,” said Simpson, who hastened to add, she had a great childhood, growing up in Gig Harbor.
Roger Langridge, creator of Snarked! and Abigail and the Snowman, is starting another series, The Baker Street Peculiars, with Andy Hirsch doing the art. As you might guess from the title, it’s a Sherlock Holmes spinoff—sort of: In this story, Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character created by a writer who is also a real-life sleuth—but when she needs help solving a mystery, she turns to three children for help. Unlike the original Baker Street Irregulars, these kids are not all street urchins. In fact, the creators were looking for diversity in class as well as ethnicity, so the trio consists of Rajani Malakar, a Bengali child who lives on the streets; Humphrey Fforbes-Davenport, a posh upper-class kid; and Molly Rosenberg, a middle-class girl. Johanna Draper Carlson has an exclusive preview up at her blog, Comics Worth Reading.
Stergios Botzakis on Apollo: The Brilliant One (Graphic Novel Resources)
Stergios Botzakis on Bass Reeves: Tales of the Talented Tenth, vol. 1 (Graphic Novel Resources)
Johanna Draper Carlson on vol. 12 of Chi’s Sweet Home (Comics Worth Reading)
Richard Bruton on Cindy and Biscuit: The Bad Girl, Part 1 (Forbidden Planet)
Johanna Draper Carlson on Girl Genius 12: Agatha Heterodyne and the Siege of Mechanicsburg (Comics Worth Reading)
Marykate Jasper on Jem and the Holograms: Valentine’s Day Special #1 (Comic Book Resources)
A Library Girl on Jughead #1 (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
Jules Low on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #0 (Women Write About Comics)
Jennifer Wharton on Oh Brother! Brat Attack (No Flying, No Tights)
Sarah Stevenson on Secret Coders (Finding Wonderland)
Jamie on The Suspended Castle: A Philémon Adventure (The Roarbots)
Stergios Botzakis on Sweaterweather & Other Short Stories (Graphic Novel Resources)
Kristen Lawson on Unicorn vs. Goblins: Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure, vol. 3 (No Flying, No Tights)
Jamie on The Wild Piano: A Philémon Adventure (The Roarbots)
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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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