Category Archives: First Second

What is YA?

Over at the First Second blog, Gina Gagliano posts an interesting piece exploring what makes a book “Young Adult”. As a teacher of ostensibly “Young Adults” (I teach middle school when I am not talking about comics), I often struggle … Continue reading

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Babymouse Fights For Your Rights!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is excited to announce its plans for the 2011 American Library Association Annual Conference, taking place this weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana! You’ll find CBLDF at booth 1749 in the Graphic Novel Pavilion throughout … Continue reading

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Solomon’s Theives Giveaway!

First Second Books is giving away copies of Solomon’s Thieves by Jordan Mechner, LeUyen Pham, and Alex Puvilland. According to the solicitation: On the run from the law . . . in 14th century France! Life as a Templar Knight … Continue reading

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The Sweet Smell of Inspiration

Sometimes I wonder where creators come up with their ideas. Sometimes the actual genesis of the idea can be even more interesting than the story that comes from it. For once, I think I have found a comic idea and … Continue reading

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Indie Comic Review: In the DJ Booth – Astronaut Academy

  In space, the most interesting school of all time is waiting for some adventure.  Adventure comes to Astronaut Academy in the form of Hakata Soy. Hakata Soy has always been and will always be far from normal. He and … Continue reading

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Indie Comic Review: Level Up

  Gene Luen Yang’s The Eternal Smile was a real surprise for me last year. The three different artistis styles, coupled with the three different (yet complimentary) stories made me think and smile in ways that I had not imagined … Continue reading

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Indie Comic Review: Anya’s Ghost

  Being new to graphic novels, I had (and still sometimes have) the tendency to associate the genre with superheros, the supernatural, the sometimes crass, and tons of geek humor that I will only “get” once my husband has explained … Continue reading

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