Kate Beaton Announces Two New Books

In an appreciation post to her readers, Kate Beaton has announced that she will be releasing a second picture book from Scholastic. The Princess and the Pony was her first, out last year about this time, while King Baby will be released in September. Here’s the publisher description: All hail King Baby! He greets his adoring public with giggles and wiggles and coos, posing for photos and allowing hugs and kisses. But this royal ruler also has many demands, and […]

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The Baker Street Peculiars Gives Full Art Credit

Out today is the fourth and final issue of The Baker Street Peculiars by Roger Langridge and Andy Hirsch. It turned out to be much more a “group of kids save the day from fantastic monsters” than the classic mystery its name might suggest, but there were still some bits of Sherlock Holmes involved (although fans will quibble with the portrait of the Great Detective as being wrong). I was particularly taken, though, with the required denouement, when Martha Hudson […]

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Benjamin Bear in Brain Storms!

Benjamin Bear in Brain Storms! is the third in the clever series by Philippe Coudray, after Fuzzy Thinking and Bright Ideas!. The volumes collect a series of one-page comics in which Benjamin demonstrates his imagination, surrounded by his woodland friends. They’re highly enjoyable reads, with plenty of potential for discussion with younger readers about what they see and what they expected to happen. They spur creative thinking and a sense of joy at how amazing the world can be. They’re […]

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The Ancestor of Lying Cat

Do you know Lying Cat? She’s a fan favorite character in Saga, the science fiction comic by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, as shown here. My friend Leah has been reading the Joss Whedon/John Cassaday run on Astonishing X-Men, and she found the following panel of the cat-like Beast in issue #24, which was published in 2008 — four years before Saga and Lying Cat debuted in 2012. Of course, it’s a coincidence, but I thought some of you […]

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Retro-Serialization: A Preview and Brief Interview With Strange Attractors’ Charles Soule

Out this week was the first issue of Strange Attractors, a five-issue miniseries from Boom! Studios written by Charles Soule and illustrated by Greg Scott. It’s the story of a chaos mathematician trying to prevent the destruction of New York City. The interesting thing, I thought, about this project was that the entire story was previously published as a graphic novel three years ago. I was curious as to why a previously complete project would be broken down into serialized […]

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Giant Days

John Allison, best known as the webcartoonist of Scary Go Round and Bad Machinery (also available in a series of books from Oni Press), is now writing Giant Days, a print comic from Boom! Box. (You can find out more about his various projects at his website.) Issue #15 is out this Wednesday, June 1, and since they all contain satisfyingly complete stories (although with continuing events tracing the passage of the school year), you can start with it. Or […]

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Murder at the Spa

Murder at the Spa by Stefanie Matteson is the first of eight mysteries starring Charlotte Graham, an older actress. It was originally published in 1990 and is now out of print but available digitally through Open Road Media, along with the other seven books in the series. Charlotte is enlisted by an old friend, cosmetic mogul Paulina Langenberg (think Helena Rubinstein or Estée Lauder), to find out who is trying to sabotage her luxury spa. This was either the best […]

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Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises #1

When I first heard of Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises, I thought it wasn’t for me. I have no interest in kung fu movies or nostalgia for same. But they’re doing something with this series that so far, I like (and thanks to the Free Comic Book Day sampler for the chance to try it). That approach is waking a frozen Bruce Lee in today (well, 2012, for some reason), so he’s got a lot of culture clash to figure […]

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