Links: Gumby Returns to Comics, Lumberjanes Cross Over to Prose
Gumby is returning to comics in a new series from Papercutz, filling that Gumby-shaped hole that opened up in everybody’s lives with the demise of the last Gumby comic, in 2008 or so. Papercutz will publish new comics based on the Gumby animated shorts, and there’s more Gumby in the pipeline as well: Primavision, which owns the rights to Gumby, has announced a partnership with the Jim Henson company to produce a new TV series, and there’s word of a feature film as well. The comic will debut in July, just in time for San Diego Comic Con, and will be a monthly series with two 10-page main stories and a five-page backup story in each 32-page issue, with a price point of $3.99.
Papercutz has also added two new titles to its Charmz line of tween romances: GFFs: Ghost Friends Forever, by Monica Gallagher and Kata Kane, and The Scarlet Rose, a French import, by Patricia Lyfoung. Mariah McCourt, the writer of the Charmz book Stitched, is taking over as editor of the line.
Big news for the Lumberjanes: Abrams will publish a series of Lumberjanes middle-grade novels under its Amulet imprint. Mariko Tamaki is writing them, and Brooke Allen, a member of the original Lumberjanes creative team, will edit.
Sean Kleefeld posts a Black History Month comics bibliography; it’s a good list that includes comics for a wide range of readers, not just kids and teens.
Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Giants #3
My Little Pony: Friends Forever #37
Henry Chamberlain on vol. 2 of Angel Catbird (Comics Grinder)
Maria Aghazarian on Anna and Froga: Out and About (No Flying, No Tights)
Stergios Botzakis on Artemis: Wild Goddess of the Hunt (Graphic Novel Resources)
Amy Estersohn on Compass South (No Flying, No Tights)
Kristen Lawson on Far Out Fairy Tales: Goldilocks and the Three Vampires and Far Out Fairy Tales: Sleeping Beauty, Magic Master (No Flying, No Tights)
AJ Adejare on Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (novel) (The Fandom Post)
Nic Wilcox on vols. 1-3 of Komomo Confiserie (No Flying, No Tights)
Kelly Fineman on March: Book One (Guys Lit Wire)
Stergios Botzakis on March: Book Two (Graphic Novel Resources)
Alex Hoffman on Musnet: The Mouse of Monet, vol. 1 (Sequential State)
Megan Purdy on Reggie and Me #1 and #2 (Women Write About Comics)
Stergios Botzakis on Strange Fruit: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History (Graphic Novel Resources)
BookNutGirls on The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World (Book Nut)
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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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