Linkfest: Reviews a go go

Gunnerkrigg CourtICv2 talks to Mark Smylie about Tom Siddell’s Gunnerkrigg Court, the next graphic novel due out from Archaia Studios, publishers of Mouse Guard. If you can’t wait for the book, the webcomic is here. (Image (c) Tom Siddell.)

MySpace has a preview of Life Sucks, the new graphic novel about a teenage vampire working as a convenience store clerk, and Dave Ferraro reviews it at Comics-and-More.

Newsarama’s Zack Smith has a pun-filled interview with Scott Morse, creator of the Magic Pickle books, about the differences between prose and graphic novels and the joys of being an all-ages creator. (Via Journalista.)

BurnoutI saw some previews of Ross Campbell’s Water Baby at the Minx panel at NYCC and I thought it looked kind of interesting, but Kevin Church not only doesn’t like it but finds it a bit creepy. And he does raise the interesting question of how interested teenage girls are in boobs and butts anyway. On the other hand, Kristy Valenti writes about two Minx titles she really liked, Burnout and The New York Four, in her latest column at comiXology.

At Comics Worth Reading, Johanna Draper Carlson gives two thumbs up to Little Vampires.

At Precocious Curmudgeon, David Welsh really likes Matthew Loux’s Salt Water Taffy.

Marina Neira reviews a classic collection, Little Lulu vol. 6: Letters to Santa.

Hope Larson’s Chiggers gets thoughtful reviews from Tom Spurgeon at The Comics Reporter and Greg McElhatton at Read About Comics.

Andrew Wheeler takes a look at the fiction/biography hybrid Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow at ComicMix.

Shuffleboil is an interesting blog on various things, including the creators’ own work and reviews of graphic novels; here are John’s takes on Amulet, Jessica Farm, and Kaput and Zosky.

2 Responses to “Linkfest: Reviews a go go”

  1. Yeah, I found Water Baby disturbing and gross, actually . . .

    http://shuffleboil.com/2008/05/15/review-3-from-minx/

    Thanks for pointing out my blog!

  2. A clarification: Karen Green wrote the article on the two Minx titles on the Comixology website. I haven’t read those graphic novels and therefore have no opinion on them.

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