The honoring of good comics in memory of Dwayne McDuffie continues with the announcement of the shortlist for the second annual McDuffie Awards for Kids Comics. The prize, which is sponsored by Kids Read Comics, will be announced at the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival on June 18. The shortlist was sleected from “excellent comics aimed at […]
Kazoo magazine is a new print mag for girls, with a plan to present material that speaks to girls aspirational goals A new kind of print magazine for girls—one that inspires them to be smart, strong, fierce, and, above all, true to themselves. KAZOO is currently being Kickstarted, and has already gained tons […]
Almost every other post on my Facebook feed recently is about Batman vs Superman. That’s okay… I get it… It’s a Major Motion Picture, a tent-pole movie, the foundation of a franchise. But man… someone added too much carbon to the Man of Steel… He’s PG-13, and soon to be Rated R. You can’t really […]
Last year, Marvel launched their new Star Wars comics by offering remastered editions of the original comic book adaptations. Well… next March, Lusasfilm Press will release a brand new graphic novel adaptation of the original trilogy (AKA “A New Hope Strikes the Jedi”)! I can’t discover who made this; it’s listed as “LucasFilm Book Group”. Disney […]
Papercutz, the kids-friendly brainchild of Terry Nantier and Jim Salicrup, has announced 41 new titles for Fall 2016! They have an interesting mix: original graphic novels, imports from overseas, classics from decades past, and the occasional licensed property. So, what are the highlights? BARBIE! Yes, you might have heard and seen that Ms. Roberts has undergone a corporate […]
Victoria Jamieson’s Rollergirl, a graphic novel about a girls dream of becoming a roller girl star, was named a Newbury honor book, this morning, one of several honors awarded to graphic novels. The awards were announced in Boston and you can see the complete list here. The selection is the second year in a […]
The Cybils, a literary award presented by children’s and young adult book cloggers have announced their 2015 finalists, and the graphic novel picks. And they are: Baba Yaga’s Assistant Courtney Crumrin Volume 7: Tales of a Warlock (Courtney Crumrin Spec Ed Hc) Dragons Beware! (The Chronicles of Claudette) Roller Girl Secret Coders Sunny Side Up […]
The DC Super Hero Girls franchise, which appears to my pretty darned toyetic, is moving right along, with the first print graphic novel announced: DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: FINALS CRISIS. As previously announced, it will be written by Shea Fontana, with art by Yancey Labat, colors by Monica Kubina, and lettering by Janice Chiang. The book goes on sale on July 6th.
Ape Entertainment has kind of been MIA for a while, but they are still around and just announced a partnership with Sesame Workshop, and three Sesame Street comics featuring Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster and the rest of the crew. (No Maria?) Another Sunny Day (October 28), Blast from the Past (November 23), and Many Friendly Neighbors (January 1) are stand alone periodical comics aimed at the preschool crowd.
Noelle Stevenson’s YA graphic Nimona, published by HarperCollins and based on her webcomics, has been named a National Book Awards finalist — this is the Oscars of the book worlds and Stevenson is now the Quvenzhané Wallis as at the age of 23, Stevenson is the youngest finalist in the history of the awards. Nimona–a […]