Links: Pokemon Goes to the Library
Things are a little slow this week, as the collective comics industry is busy getting ready for Comic-Con in San Diego. Expect a tsunami of press releases starting Monday; in the meantime, here’s what’s going on.
If you’re still puzzling about the Pokemon Go phenomenon, check out the great library-focused explainer by Carla Spina right here on SLJ. It includes info on how libraries can get in on the action. If you want to try it yourself, here’s a helpful how-to article with basic instructions and some tips, and here’s a more advanced article. Then for a chuckle, read Glen Weldon’s account of his own Pokemon Go experiences at NPR’s Monkey See blog.
Gene Luen Yang is writing a new Super-Man series—not Superman, but a new character with similar powers but in an Asian setting. The first issue is out this week; check out this preview to see more.
Gwenda Bond talks about the new comic series based on her Cirque American novels.
The Indian publisher Campfire Graphic Novels has an exhibit up right now in New Delhi explaining how graphic novels are made and their educational and literary value.
Disney Stitch! and Nightmare Before Christmas manga
Grumpy Cat & Pokey
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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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