• Princeless #1 Joins the Scholastic Book Club

    Princeless #1 Joins the Scholastic Book Club0

    I was almost late for my chat with Princeless author Jeremy Whitley the other night. Why? Because my daughters wanted to read Princeless volume 1: Save Yourself again. When I first went hunting for Princeless, it was indeed a hunt. I eventually scored a copy of the original manga-sized first print, which, Whitley says, he’d seen

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  • Eleven Year Old Sasha Matthews Could Teach You A Thing Or Two About Making Comics

    Eleven Year Old Sasha Matthews Could Teach You A Thing Or Two About Making Comics0

    Want to make and publish your own comic? Eleven year old Sasha Matthews has all the answers. Well, maybe not all the answers, but this young lady certainly has a plan and, with the support of her parents, has already published two comics of her own and has her own publishing company, Rumble Comics. Her

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  • YA? Why Not?! What Does “YA” Mean Anyway?

    YA? Why Not?! What Does “YA” Mean Anyway?2

    • February 9, 2016

    If somehow you’ve emerged from a Cold War-esque bunker or have otherwise been under a rock for the last ten to fifteen, you may be wondering, “What is all of this ‘YA’ hullabaloo anyway and why would I care?” If you are, that’s okay! YA as a category has seen an “explosion of books” in

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  • Manga to (Yo-Kai) Watch Out For

    Manga to (Yo-Kai) Watch Out For0

    Whether you’re a fan of video games, television, or comics, odds are you’ve heard buzz surrounding Yo-Kai Watch, the latest Japanese franchise to take off around the globe. At the very least, you’ve probably seen some clickbait-y links hailing it as “the next Pokémon.” Curious about the next generation of mon adventures? Desensitized to the

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  • Bande Diary: Bellybuttons and Brainless Beauties in Les Nombrils

    Bande Diary: Bellybuttons and Brainless Beauties in Les Nombrils0

    After voyaging through Smurf Village in my last Bande Diary I had a hard time deciding what bande dessinée to read next. The problem with using bande dessinée to try and improve my French is that I’m spoiled for choice! Should I go with another classic like the Smurfs? Or something more modern? Should I

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  • A Peek Into Fable Comics

    A Peek Into Fable Comics0

    From classics like “The Tortoise and the Hare” and “The Grasshopper and the Ants” to obscure gems like “The Frogs Who Desired a King,” Fable Comics has something to offer every reader. Twenty-eight fables from different cultures and traditions are wonderfully adapted and illustrated in comics format by twenty-six different cartoonists. Edited by New York

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