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August 29, 2015

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Free Comics for Librarians from Papercutz

Papercutz Publishing has just announced that it is offering 100 copies of Nickelodeon Magazine to librarians who are doing any comics programming. All librarians need to do is e-mail Sven Larsen, VP of Marketing at Papercutz, 6-8 weeks before the event. Librarians need to include a detailed account and are responsible for shipping cost. Larsen […]

“To Infinity and Beyond!”: Papercutz Editor-in-Chief Jim Salicrup on Comics

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As Papercutz celebrates its 10th anniversary, editor-in-chief Jim Salicrup took the time to discuss the company’s future, the changing perception of comics, and the role of libraries in promoting graphic novels. NOTE: This content was sponsored by Papercutz.

Book Expo America 2015 (Part II)

On Thursday, May 28th, I was lucky enough to be released from my regular duties as a middle school librarian so I could hop over to the City and spend a day at Book Expo America. I walked up and down the Convention Floor for five hours without a break. I only felt it when […]

Book Expo 2015 (Part I)

On Thursday, May 28th, I was lucky enough to be released from my regular duties as a middle school librarian so I could hop over to the City and spend a day at Book Expo America. The first thing I noticed when walking into the exhibit hall at BEA was that Star Wars was everywhere. […]

Review: The Lunch Witch

Review: The Lunch Witch

The title of this latest original publication by Papercutz might make you think of the Lunch Lady graphic novels, but mark my words: The Lunch Witch bears very little resemblance, though it will be a hit with the kids. The Lunch Witch By Deb Lucke Papercutz, 174 pp. March 2015. ISBN 978-1-6291-162-5 hc $14.99 Recommended […]

Review: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Volume 1: Rita Repulsa’s Attitude Adjustment

Review: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Volume 1: Rita Repulsa’s Attitude Adjustment

Papercutz takes the Power Rangers back to their origins, to the first series that started it all. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers members Jason, Kimberly, Billy, Trina and Zack return in all new adventures to stop the evil deeds of the sorceress Rita Repulsa and her loyal minions with the help of the heroic sage Zordon […]

Papercutz Raving About Rabbids

Papercutz Raving About Rabbids

While scrolling through my twitter feed, I came across a tweet from Papercutz. It was a cross post from Tumblr, reblogging a tumble from author Eric M. Esquivel, announcing he would be launching of a new graphic novel series with Papercutz featuring Rabbids. What are Rabbids you may ask? If you don’t have tweens or […]

Review: Rio: Snakes Alive

Review: Rio: Snakes Alive

When the Scholastic Book Orders came with free Rio2 bookmarks just as my review copy of Papercutz’s Rio arrived in my mailbox, I knew that there was a big movie release on the horizon. Generally, I’m not a fan of movie-tie ins, so I was a bit of a skeptic when I picked this up. […]

This Week’s Comics: Legends of Bee and Puppycat

This Week’s Comics: Legends of Bee and Puppycat

There are a lot of great comics out this week. BOOM! Studios continues their commitment to books for all ages with their new series Lumberjanes #2. Disney releases a double dose of graphic novels with original title Space Mountain and an adaptation of the movie Frankenweenie, and Oni Press continues their Special Editions of Courtney […]

Review: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1: Rita Repula’s Attitude Adjustment

Review: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1: Rita Repula’s Attitude Adjustment

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1: Rita Repulsa’s Attitude Adjustment Written by Stefan Petrucha Art by PH Marcondes Papercutz; $7.99 or $12.99 It seems strange to declare that the Power Rangers are back, considering they never really went away. The original television show, a live-action kids show produced re-using footage from the Japanese show Super Sentai, […]

Review: Dinosaurs, vol. 2

Review: Dinosaurs, vol. 2

True story: We were planning a trip the zoo and my three-year-old daughter and I were having a conversation about what animals we might see there. We mentioned sea lions, tigers, birds, and turtles. But then my daughter asked, “Will we see dinosaurs?” “No,” I answered,  “Dinosaurs aren’t found in zoos.  Maybe we can see […]

This Week’s Comics: Jellaby Diaries

This Week’s Comics: Jellaby Diaries

February winds down with a not-to-shabby list this week. Action Lab Entertainment completes the release of its Encore Edition of the first Princeless series. Pocket Books releases the second trade of Peanuts classic comic strips tailored to appeal to middle school kids, and IDW Publishing has a special issue of Samurai Jack with their Special […]

This Week’s Comics: Dinonauts

This Week’s Comics: Dinonauts

With Polar Vortex part deux on the way, pick up some good comics now to settle in with! Two girls apparently aren’t enough for Archie, as Archie Comics releases the trade of the “Archie Marries Valerie” storyline with Archie’s Valentine: A Rock and Roll Romance. Dynamite Entertainment continues their flashback for all ages with L’il […]

Review: The Aerosmurf

The Aerosmurf Written and drawn by Peyo Papercutz, $5.99 The latest volume of Papercutz’s welcome translations and publication of Peyo’s Smurfs comics takes its title from the name of the first story in the 56-page collection, but this one (the sixteenth in the series, already!) is much more of an anthology than some of the […]

Preview: Benny Breakiron, vol. 2

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The second volume of Benny Breakiron, the other comic by Smurfs creator Peyo, is out next week, and here’s the 411: Madame Adolphine is a kind, gentle old lady, and a good friend of the super-strong Benny Breakiron. So why is she robbing a bank, banging a man on the head with a mallet, and […]

Preview: Stardoll, vol. 1

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Papercutz launches a new series this week: Stardoll is all about “friends, fashion, and fun.” Here’s the blurb: Meet Claire Leo… she, along with her new friends Ashley, Kaya, Ruby and Sue-Ni, attends the Los Angeles High School of Fashion and Design (FAD) and hopes to make her dreams come true. In Claire’s, case that […]

Preview: Power Rangers Megaforce, vol. 3

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The latest volume of Papercutz’ Power Rangers graphic novel includes two stories—and one features a 15-foot-tall villain made of trash! The book is out on Sept. 10, but you can check out this sneak preview right now. Enjoy!

Preview: Annoying Orange, vol. 3

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The third Annoying Orange graphic novel is out today from Papercutz, and it’s as full of laughs as the first two. Here’s the blurb: Annoying Orange, Pear, Apple, Passion Fruit, and the rest star in five all-new juicy stories that explore the darker side of the supermarket. The forgotten scandals, the crazy kidnappings, the mysterious […]

Preview: The Aerosmurf

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It’s the heroic story of the conquest of the air—done Smurf style. Flying Smurf talks Handy Smurf into helping him make an airplane, but the magnificent flying machine makes a mess of Smurfette’s garden. She goes off to get a bit of peace and quiet—and is kidnapped by Gargamel, leaving Flying Smurf to be her […]

Preview: Disney Fairies #12

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Here’s an early look at Disney Fairies #12, the latest volume in Papercutz’ Disney Fairies series, which I believe is imported from Italy. These books are charming, self-contained stories with lively characters and colorful art. Check out t…