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July 1, 2015

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Brigid Alverson

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.

Kids’ Comics Award Winners Announced

Back in May, we announced the nominees for the Kids Comics Revolution Awards, in which children were invited to vote for their favorite graphic novels. The results are in! Since all the books are worth a look, we’ll give you the full list of nominees, with the winner in bold. Favorite Comic Book Hero: El […]

Care Bears Comics Premiere at ALA

There’s a huge comics scene at this year’s American Library Association annual meeting in San Francisco, and here’s one kids’ comic that will be premiering at the show: Roar Comics’ new Care Bears comic, written by Georgia Ball, a veteran of both My Little Pony and Scooby Doo, with art by Melanie Gillman, creator of […]

Links: New Writer for Lumberjanes

Noelle Stevenson has left the creative team of Lumberjanes, and Kat Leyh (Supercakes) is taking her place as of issue #18. Stevenson is also the creator of Nimona and is writing Runaways for Marvel. Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, the creative team behind Tiny Titans and Itty Bitty Hellboy, are expanding their Aw Yeah Comics […]

Preview: Invader Zim #1

The news broke in February that Oni Press would be publishing an Invader Zim comic, with a creative team that includes Invader Zim creator Jhonen Vasquez and several veterans of the animated cartoon, which ran from 2001 to 2006 on Nickelodeon. The comic will be rated 13+, and the first issue will be out in […]

Links: The Return of Miles Morales

Marvel is bringing Miles Morales back as Spider-Man in the main continuity of the series; previously, Morales wore the Spidey-suit in the alternate universe of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man. Brian Bendis, who created the original Miles, is back as the writer of this series. At the Barnes & Noble blog, I rounded up some Attack on […]

Links: Winnipeg Library Re-shelves Tintin Book—in Adult Collection

The Winnipeg Public Library system has restored Tintin in America to its shelves after removing the book for review last March, but the library is now shelving it in the adult collection rather than as a children’s book. E-mails from the library released in March show that the youth services librarians had in fact decided […]

One Day Left to Get Jim Henson Comics at Humble Bundle

We’ve written before about Humble Bundle, which sells “bundles” of DRM-free comics, books, and games with a pay-what-you-want model. Their latest deal, which expires tomorrow, is a Jim Henson Bundle featuring both comics and novels: The classic and newer versions of the Fraggle Rock comics, the Dark Crystal graphic novels and prose novels, the Storyteller […]

Preview: Teen Titans Go! #10

Ready for some Saturday morning comics? Writers Amy Wolfram and Sholly Fisch and artist Jorge Corona bring the funny in Teen Titans Go! #10. Here’s what it’s about: After responding to an ad in a comic book, Beast Boy is the proud owner of a brand new pair of Hypno-Specs – and he’s not afraid […]

Preview: Clarence #1

Debuting today, Clarence is a new series in BOOM! Studios’ kaBOOM line, based on the Cartoon Network series and written by Liz Prince, the creator of Tomboy, with art by Evan Palmer (Munchkin) Here’s the blurb: Clarence is a typical fourth grader who’s always on the search for fun with everyone, finding adventures everywhere from […]

Beauty and the BEA

I interviewed Annie Goetzinger, the creator of Girl in Dior, a book that combines gorgeous drawings of Dior fashions with a history of the House of Dior, told from an insider’s point of view. Just a quick reminder that it’s not too late to sign up for the webcast From Superheroes to Vampires: The Hottest […]

Preview: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #58

It’s Saturday morning, time for some cartoon fun! Here’s an advance look at Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #58, and here’s the 411: “GET OFF MY CLAAAAAAIMM!!” yells the ghostly Spindletop Wildcatter, as he chases the gang off what he claims to be his land. When the Mystery Inc. visits the local natural history museum to […]

Hear About the Hottest Graphic Novels of Fall in the SLJ Webcast

What’s looking good for the fall? Join me and a panel of publishing folk as we talk about the graphic novels that are coming out in the next few months from DC, Dark Horse, Archie Comics, Del Rey, Marvel, Titan, and Viz Media. We’ll be talking about movie adaptations, favorite characters from Batman to Buffy […]

Preview: ‘Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard,’ vol. 3, #3

How about a little Mouse Guard to finish out the weekend? Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard is a series of short stories set in the universe of David Petersen’s longer Mouse Guard story, and he has assembled a number of talented creators to tell them. Here’s the blurb: The mice at the June Alley […]

First Dwayne McDuffie Award Shortlist Announced

I’m honored to have been a judge for the inaugural year of this new award! Here’s the full press release. The first annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids’ Comics will be announced at this year’s Kids Read Comics festival. Named for the highly respected comic book and animation writer and co-founder of Milestone Media who […]

Roundtable: Eisner Nominations Discussion

This year’s list of nominations for the Eisner award in the children’s and YA categories was a lot different from our list of the top ten graphic novels of 2014. We decided to throw the discussion open to the GC4K bloggers to get a sense of why this particular slate was chosen—and list our favorites […]

Links: ‘Over the Garden Wall’ Becomes a Comic

The Cartoon Network series Over the Garden Wall is being adapted into a comic, to be published by BOOM! Studios in its KaBoom imprint; Hero Complex has a preview of the art and an interview with creator Pat McHale. Abrams unveils its fall lineup of children’s graphic novels, which includes Night of the FrankenFrogs, a […]

Book Trailer Premiere: Dragons Beware!

Book Trailer Premiere: Dragons Beware!

Rafael Rosado and Jorge Aguirre’s Giants Beware was a huge hit a few years ago (here’s Mike’s review), and now they’re back with a sequel, Dragons Beware, which debuted this week. Cory Doctorow sings its praises, and shows off the first few pages, at BoingBoing, and here at GC4K, we have a really cute trailer […]

Special Preview: Svetlana Chmakova’s ‘Awkward’

Special Preview: Svetlana Chmakova’s ‘Awkward’

We’re big Svetlana Chmakova fans here, going back to her Tokyopop days (Dramacon) and even earlier. After Dramacon, she moved to Yen Press, where she did Nightschool and then an adaptation of James Patterson’s Witch and Wizard. Now she’s back with something new: Awkward, a middle-school comedy that looks like it’s pitched at somewhat younger […]

Links: Magical Girls, Little Robot, and Dragons Beware

Links: Magical Girls, Little Robot, and Dragons Beware

Jillian Tamaki, who collaborated with her cousin Mariko on Skim and This One Summer, talks about her solo book SuperMutant Magic Academy, which will be out soon. Rafael Rosado, the artist and co-creator of Giants Beware and its upcoming sequel Dragons Beware, talks about his evolution as an artist and how his work as an […]

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #10

Exclusive Preview: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #10

Today is Free Comic Book Day! Check that link to find a participating comic shop near you, then stop in and get a free comic. Many stores have special events and sales today, and it’s a great opportunity to renew your old comic shop habit or start a new one. To get you in the […]