Links: Supergirl Gets New Origin Story
Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer, Super Mutant Magic Academy) and Joelle Jones (House of Night, Lady Killer) give Supergirl a new origin story in their four-issue miniseries Supergirl: Being Super, and they discuss the story and show off some preview pages at CBR.
Also at CBR, I wrote a piece about Rep. John Lewis’s graphic memoir March and why it is more relevant now than ever before.
In an interview on the PBS NewsHour (!), Gene Luen Yang talks about science and art, and how they aren’t all that far apart:
I think they’re so related. Coding and writing stories, I really feel like I use the same parts of my brain to do both, right?
When you’re making a comic what you do if you take a fairly complex storyline, and you have to break it up into individual panels. And coding is very much the same way. You take a complex concept and you break it up into individual lines. So, it’s all about taking the complex and breaking it into simple, understandable pieces.
The graphic novel team Metaphrog, who are responsible for The Red Shoes, have another book coming out from Papercutz in 2017: The Little Mermaid. Here’s the book trailer:
Our fellow SLJ blogger Elizabeth Bird lists her top comics and graphic novels of 2016 at A Fuse #8 Production.
And the writers at Paste share their picks for the best kids’ comics of the year.
If you haven’t already, check out the latest issue of the Diamond Bookshelf newsletter. Designed for teachers and librarians, it includes reviews of recent releases and feature articles on the use of graphic novels in classrooms and libraries, as well as a preview of comics-related programming at the ALA Midwinter meeting.
Amy Estersohn on Alabaster Shadows (No Flying, No Tights)
Amy Estersohn on Hippopotamister (No Flying, No Tights)
Jamie on The King of Kazoo (The Roarbots)
Amy Estersohn on March, Book Three (No Flying, No Tights)
Kristen Lawson on vol. 1 of Mighty Jack (No Flying, No Tights)
A Library Girl on vol. 1 of Space Battle Lunchtime (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
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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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