Monthly Archives: December 2012

Best Kids/Teen Comics of 2012

‘Tis the season for best of lists. I’ve asked a couple of different folks to give me their favorite kids and teen comics from 2012.

StaceyToday’s list is from Stacey Lunden. You may recognize her from the Chapel Hill Public Library. She’s a Children’s Librarian, an aerialist (that’s really her, for real –  it’s crazy), and a computer programmer. Basically she’s a super busy lady. But most importantly she loves comics! Especially kids comics. So here’s a list of her favorites from this year.

(If you want to check them out just click on the cover to see if your library has a copy in.)

Kids Comics:

The Secret of the Stone Frog by David Nytra

The Secret of the Stone Frog
by David Nytra

A Wrinkle in Time by Hope Larson

A Wrinkle in Time
by Hope Larson

Cardboard by Doug TenNapel

Cardboard by Doug TenNapel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite by Barry Deutsch

Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite
by Barry Deutsch

Into the Woods - Bigfoot Boy #1by J Torres

Into the Woods –
Bigfoot Boy #1
by J Torres

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teen Comics:

I’ve put these in two different groups because the teen comics though, awesome, might not be appropriate for everyone, so just something to consider.

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony

Chopsticks
by Jessica Anthony

Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks

Friends with Boys
by Faith Erin Hicks

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Speaking of Raina and Online Comics Generators…

Speaking of Raina and online comics generators, Scholastic has a comic builder so you can make your own version of Smile. Using the Scholastic builder you can also make your own Amulet and Bone. Since I know y’all are much more creative than I am, if you make a comic using one of these builders and want to show if off, bring it to the Children’s Desk at the Southwest Regional Library and I’ll post it here.

Here are some not so imaginative comics I made using the Scholastic Comic Builder:

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Raina Telgemeier at Comics Fest 3!

biopicMark your calendars this year’s Comics Fest will be Saturday, April 20. It’s 5 months away, but it’s amazing how fast that time is flying. I definitely think that this will be the best Comics Fest yet. One reason I think this will be the best Comics Fest ever is that we just confirmed that Raina Telgemeier will be attending! She’ll be giving workshops and presentations. That’s right, you can learn how to make comics from Raina Telgemeier! For those who are familiar with Raina, let us all cheer together: YAY! For those who are not familiar with Raina, she is the author/artist of the books Drama and Smile, the adapter and illustrator of The Baby-sitters Club graphic novel series, and the co-author of X-Men: Misfits. Exciting right?

If you want to find out more about Raina in the mean time you can check out her website here. You can also check out her books from the Durham County Library.

(Click on the book cover to go to the library catalog)

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