All Ages

Wednesday, October 06, 2004


There's usually never enough kid-related news to actually have one post devoted to morning link blogging, but today is a different day. Huzzah!

- Raina Telgemeier, the creator of the upcoming series of Baby-Sitter's Club graphic novels for Scholastic has a report on SPX at the Pulse.

- Newsarama has an interview with Jef Czekaj, creator of Grampa and Julie: Shark Hunters, an all-ages full-colour graphic novel from Top Shelf. I wrote a review of this great book just before leaving for SPX.

- Also at Newsarama is the announcement that Penguin Books and Byron Preiss will launch a line of adapted classics in graphic novel form next summer. Titles will include Macbeth in a manga style by Tony Leonard Tamai, Black Beauty by comics legend June Brigman and more. Classics are often used to beef up an existing line and sell, slow, but steady, which makes this a "safe-start" on Penguin's part in entering the graphic novel market. The design of these will be the clincher since there are so many adapted classics on the shelves, these had better pop to grab a young reader's or parent's attention.


  • As the son of an English teacher, the idea of graphic classics makes a lot of sense to me. Tell the story in a way that speaks to the audience.

    Did you happen to see the Macbeth excerpt published in the recent Dark Horse Witchcraft anthology?

    By Blogger Paul, at 4:37 PM  

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