Search Results for: Raina Telgemeier

DC Ink and Zoom Launch Titles Show Changing Plans

Originally planned for this fall, the DC Zoom and DC Ink imprints have been delayed, with some titles moved around on the schedule. Now comes word that we have new release dates and slates. DC Zoom targets middle grade readers ages 8-12 and will tell stories focused on friends, family, and growing up. DC Ink will publish thought-provoking stories for young adults, readers ages 13+, that focus on everyday aspirations, struggles, and triumphs. The first four DC Zoom titles are […]

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The Baby-Sitters Club: Dawn and the Impossible Three

Raina Telgemeier set a high bar when she adapted four Baby-Sitters Club books into graphic novels between 2006 and 2008. The books have refreshed Ann M. Martin’s stories for a new generation, particularly once they were reissued in color. So it’s no surprise that the publisher wanted to extend the series with a new creator. Gale Galligan worked with Telgemeier on her original graphic novel Drama, but what most readers of this fifth Baby-Sitters Club graphic novel, Dawn and the […]

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All’s Faire in Middle School

The much-anticipated new book by the author of Roller Girl, Victoria Jamieson, similarly takes experience from her life to craft an appealing story for middle-school girls. All’s Faire in Middle School is the story of Imogene, worried about entering middle school after being home-schooled. Complicating things is how involved her family is in the local Renaissance Faire. Dad plays a knight, while Mom runs a craft booth. Imogene has just begun training to be a squire, which makes her a […]

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Marvel Mangaverse Collection Coming a Decade or So Too Late

In the current Previews catalog is a listing for the Marvel Mangaverse Complete Collection, a 400-page $34.99 paperback that reprints comics originally published from 2000-2002. Here’s the solicit: East meets West as your favorite heroes are reimagined in hyper-kinetic style! It’s a new dawn as the Marvel Universe emerges like never before. Brace yourself for a kaiju-esque Hulk and a mecha-style Iron Man! Plus: Versions of the Avengers, Spider-Man, Punisher, Ghost Rider, the X-Men, and more unlike anything you’ve ever […]

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Best Graphic Novels of 2016

I know, it’s completely ridiculous timing, but while continuing to import old posts into the new version of the site, I realized how much I enjoyed looking back at my yearly roundups, which I last did in 2013. So here, for future reading, are my top ten graphic novel picks for 2016. Because ranking puts me into too many arguments with myself, they’re in alphabetical order by title. Brief Histories of Everyday Objects by Andy Warner — A fascinating collection […]

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Brigsby Bear Explores Creation as Therapy

Coming out July 28 in New York and Los Angeles is an odd little film starring Kyle Mooney (Saturday Night Live) called Brigsby Bear. James (Mooney, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Kevin Costello) is obsessed with the kids’ show Brigsby Bear, having seen all of its hundreds of episodes. His life is isolated, residing in a bunker with only his parents and the show for company. Then it’s all uprooted, and James decides to make a movie to finish […]

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Roller Girl

One side effect of Raina Telgemeier’s dominance of the graphic novel market for young people is the need to be able to answer the question, “What do I read next?” I recommend Svetlana Chmakova‚Äôs Awkward, but Victoria Jamieson’s Roller Girl is also quite popular with that audience. Astrid is best friends with Nicole. They go together to a roller derby match, and Astrid loves it, but Nicole isn’t so sure. They’re growing apart, anyway, in other ways, with Nicole more […]

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The Huge Comic Market No One Knows About

Cartoonist Ben Towle has an impressive rundown of a huge market for kids’ books and comics: the Scholastic Book Fair. If you’re not familiar (although if you went through the US school system, you likely are), Scholastic, perhaps the most significant children’s book publisher, runs sales at schools. They also run the imprint Graphix, which has published two of the most revolutionary graphic novels in the modern era: Jeff Smith’s Bone and Raina Telgemeier’s Smile, as well as other works […]

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