Links: ‘Ghosts’ Makes Its Debut
Raina Telgemeier’s Ghosts was officially released on Tuesday, and it’s been getting a lot of ink (pixels?). At the New Yorker, Sarah Larson talks to Telgemeier about writing autobiography and magical realism, the inspirations behind Ghosts, and how she deals with her young audience, and she reveals that her next book will be a memoir. Mary Quattlebaum’s piece at the Washington Post includes a brief interview and looks forward to Telgemeier’s appearance at the National Book Festival on September 24. She sits in for a radio interview with NPR, and in a piece for Cosmopolitan, titled “Get That Life: How I Became a Best-Selling Graphic Novelist,” Telgemeier writes about her experiences as a creator, from the early days to her current life.
There was some non-Raina news as well…
For instance, March, Book Three, made the National Book Awards longlist in the Young People’s Literature category. It was the only graphic novel in the category, but it’s not a first—Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona was a finalist last year.
Big news from First Second: Shannon Hale (Rapunzel’s Revenge) and LeUyen Pham are teaming up for a new graphic novel, Real Friends. The LA Times has the cover reveal and an interview with the creators.
Jem and the Holograms writer Kelly Thompson talks about what to expect in the next arc of the comic, “The Stingers,” which brings a third band into the story.
Steve Duin writes about banning graphic novels, with particular attention to the controversy over This One Summer, which was pulled from two school libraries earlier this year—but then returned.
At Everead, Alysa Stewart interviews Bad Machinery creator John Allison.
The British Comic Awards have announced the shortlist for the Young People’s Comic Award.
The retailer news site ICv2 takes a look at Scholastic’s planned spring 2017 releases, which include Dog Man, by Dav “Captain Underpants” Pilkey and a new Bird and Squirrel graphic novel, among others.
Here is an interesting snapshot of one library’s recent acquisitions: Pamela Martinez writes about the newest children’s graphic novels at the Redlands (California) Public Library; they include Raina Telgemeier’s The Baby Sitter’s Club: Kristy’s Great Idea, Nathan Hale’s history of World War I, Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood, and the latest volume of Pokémon Black and White.
Joe Gordon on Bera the One-Headed Troll (Forbidden Planet)
Mark Dickson on vol. 1 of DC Super Hero Girls (Panel Patter)
Booknutgirls on Ghosts (Book Nut)
AJ Frost on Ghosts (The Beat)
Robert Greenberger on Ghosts (ComicMix)
Jessica Boyd on Gotham Academy Second Semester #1 (Comicosity)
Stergios Botzakis on Hilda and the Troll (Graphic Novel Resources)
Scott Cederlund on March, Book Three (Panel Patter)
Mark Dickson on Marvel Tsum Tsum #1 (Panel Patter)
N. Emmett on Ms. Marvel #10 (Girls Like Comics)
Stergios Botzakis on Night Air (Graphic Novel Resources)
Mark Dickson on Squid & Owl (Panel Patter)
Jeremy Briggs on Yoko Tsuno: The Three Suns of Vinea (Down the Tubes)
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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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