Links: Jeff Smith Announces New ‘Bone’ Graphic Novel
Jeff Smith announced yesterday that a new Bone story, Bone: Coda, will be released in July:
25 years after the first black & white issue of the self-published comic book BONE appeared on comic shop shelves, and over a decade since the concluding chapter comes a new (and completely superfluous!) adventure featuring the Bone cousins! Ride along with the boys and their friend Bartleby the Baby Rat Creature as they brave the dangerous journey across the desert back to Boneville in their rickety cow cart. Written and drawn by creator Jeff Smith.
The book will include the full text of Stephen Weiner’s The BONE Companion, fully illustrated for the first time, plus a lot of other extras.
Steven T. Seagle, who helped create the original superhero team Big Hero 6 for Marvel, talks about his new graphic novel, Camp Midnight. It sounds like fun:
“It’s about Skye, who is a preteen girl who lives with her mom and spends the summers with her dad and her stepmom,” says Seagle, whose credits include cocreating the Marvel comics superhero team Big Hero 6. “This particular summer, she finds out her dad and stepmom are shipping her off to summer camp. She winds up as the only human girl in a camp for the kids of monsters — literal monsters. She’s going to have to pass the entire summer as a monster-girl, even though she’s a human.”
CBR has a preview if you want to see more.
Jamal Igle talks about his character, Molly Danger, and her part in Action Lab’s first crossover event, Actionverse.
Yen Press has announced Svetlana Chmakova’s sequel to her Eisner-nomianted Awkward: It will be titled Brave.
GC4K contributor J. Caleb Mozzocco interviews Sarah Varon, whose Sweaterweather short story collection just came out from First Second.
Faith Erin Hicks talks about her latest graphic novel, The Nameless City, at CBR.
Lion Forge will be publishing a five-issue Voltron series.
Abrams has announced it will publish a second volume of Eric Colossal’s Rutabaga the Adventure Chef in its Amulet imprint.
At The Guardian, Amy Coles posts a starter list of graphic novels for young adult readers who are just beginning to explore the medium; readers chime in with their own suggestions.
Fruits Basket is coming back this summer! I rounded up some read-alike shoujo manga to tide us over in the meantime.
Andrea Purcell picks some promising all-ages comics from this month’s Previews.
ICv2 looks at some upcoming kid-friendly titles from Action Lab.
Mo Willems, whose work is on display at the New-York Historical Society at the moment, talks to fellow cartoonist Ruben Bolling (Tom the Dancing Bug, The EMU Club Adventures) about making comics for children. Willems’s secret:
“Part of it is pure empathy,” he says. “For me, the core realization is that childhood, even a good childhood, sucks. You’re powerless, people tell you when to urinate, they tell you how to do things, and you have very little choice. You could be lifted up and flown into another room, and if you complain, you get in trouble for it… So, for me, that’s the fundamental insight: to be on the side of the kids.”
Kazoo, a new print magazine for girls that’s currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter, will include comics by Lucy Knisley and Alison Bechdel.
I paid a visit to Kids Comic Con in The Bronx last weekend.
Buffy: The High School Years: Freaks and Geeks
Ms. Marvel #6
Poppy and the Lost Lagoon
Strawberry Shortcake #1
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #7
Nick Smith on Fuzzy Baseball (ICv2)
Matt Santori-Griffith on Jem and the Holograms #14 (Comicosity)
Booknutgirls on Lumberjanes, vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy (Book Nut)
Mark Dickson on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (Panel Patter)
Kat Overland on The Nameless City (Women Write About Comics)
Henry Chamberlain on Over the Garden Wall #1 (Comics Grinder)
Nick Smith on The Real Poop on Pigeons (ICv2)
Mark Dickson on Sonic Universe: Spark of Life (Panel Patter)
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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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