November 19, 2017

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Links: The rabbit ronin rides again

Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai spoke to The Star about his long-running series, which debuted twenty-eight years ago in the pages of Albedo Anthropomorphics. “People always ask me who I write these stories for, and I always tell them that I write and draw for a readership of ONE – myself!” he explained. […]

Links: London calling

The 2012 London Games may be over, but fear not — this week’s round-up focuses on kids’ comic news from the U.K., offering you yet another chance to indulge your Anglophilia!
Beano has gotten a makeover. The newly revamped magazine now prominently features the names of its marquee strips, Dennis the Menace and The Gnasher, and […]

Links: In the good ol’ summertime

ICv2 reports that July 2012 comic book sales were robust, up 22% over the same time last year. Graphic novel sales were also strong, too, with a 16% increase from July 2011. Although this summer’s crop of superhero movies may have sparked a few sales, the bump can be attributed, in part, to the release […]

Links: Smile!

Raina Telgemeier’s Smile was the top-selling comic on this week’s New York Times Graphic Novel Bestseller list. That feat would be impressive under any circumstances, but Telgemeier’s book was released in February 2010 — over two years ago! TCAF organizer Christopher Butcher explains what this week’s chart reveals about the state of the comics industry.
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Links: A*Tomcat walks into a bar…

Digitial Manga Publishing has successfully raised $49,411 for the publication of three kid-friendly titles by the God of Manga, Osamu Tezuka. Those titles are Unico, a full-color manga about a unicorn; A*Tomcat, a spin-off of Tezuka’s beloved Astro Boy series; and Triton of the Sea, an undersea adventure. Ed Sizemore, host of Manga Out Loud, […]

Links: SDCC 2012 round-up

Wondering what new kid-friendly comics you might see in the next year, or who won the Eisner for Best Publication for Kids? We’ve got you covered! Below is a round-up of the major news stories to emerge from this year’s San Diego Comic Con.
Cuteness alert! Skottie Young (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) has been tapped […]

The 2012 Harvey Award Nominees

Last week, the Executive Committee of the Harvey Awards announced their 2012 nominees. Kid-friendly comics made a strong showing, with nominations in categories as diverse as Best Letterer, Best Online Comics Work, Best New Series, and Best Cartoonist. Like the Eisner Awards, the Harveys include a separate category acknowledging the “best graphic publication for younger […]

Links: Aw Yeah Comics!

Good news for Tiny Titans fans: Art Baltazar and Franco have a new project in the works. Called Aw Yeah Comics, this creator-owned, kid-friendly series will debut in September with a story that pits superheroes Action Cat and Adventure Bug against the villainous Evil Cat. The comics will be available at conventions; through Baltazar, Franco, […]

Links: Kitaro to make his US manga debut

Last week, Drawn & Quarterly revealed that it had licensed Shigeru Mizuki’s GeGeGe no Kitaro, a long-running shonen manga about a demon boy and his yokai friends. Kitaro is a beloved character in Japan; since his 1959 debut, he’s appeared in several different manga magazines, and has been the subject of live-action movies, animated television […]

Links: Rainbow Lantern

After dropping hints that one of its superheroes would come out of the closet, DC Comics revealed his identity last week. The character: Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern. Scott will lead the Justice League in the forthcoming New 52 Earth 2. “I feel if you’re going to have a team, you need to have […]

Links: Vampire fail

Artist Lea Hernandez has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds for her latest project, The Garlicks: Pandora Orange, Fail Vampire. This all-ages comic stars a young bloodsucker who aspires to be a cartoonist. Following the dictum of “write what you know,” she uses her family as material — not hard to do when you’re mom’s […]