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ALA’s Most Challenged Books List of 2014 Includes ‘Drama’, ‘Saga’ and ‘Persepolis’

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The American Library Association (ALA) announced their list of Most Challenged Books in 2014, and three comics were on the list: Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga, and Raina Telgemeier's Drama. These comics were challenged for a number of reasons, but many of the complaints had a basis in trying to limit what books children have access to. It's important to note that the ALA is made up of more than just school libraries; public and academic libraries are also part of the ALA.

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Bookscan: Women and Children Were The Big Comics Moneymakers in 2014

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Sisters, Raina Telgemeier

Brian Hibbs has put up his great yearly analysis of the Bookscan numbers over at Comic Book Resources, and they reflect a change that's slowly dawning on many people in comics right now: books for women and children are where the money is. Nine of the top twenty books sold and tracked by Bookscan last year were by women, and twelve of the top twenty were books for kids.

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CBLDF’s Guide ‘Raising a Reader’ Gets New Printings

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While the CBLDF's primary mission is legal defense (as per their name), they also offer valuable educational tools. This includes Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read, a guide aimed at parents and educators. Written by Dr. Meryl Jaffe and featuring art by Raina Telgemeier and Matthew Holm, this great resource teaches adults how to engage kids in the comics medium. While a US version has been available for a while now, the CBLDF is doing a new US printing as well as their first ever UK printing (in British English). Both versions will be available in May.

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Link Ink: New Raina Telgemeier Graphic Novels, Marvel Vans And The 3Doodler

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Upcoming: Smile fans will be pleased to find out that Raina Telgemeier is set to release two more original graphic novels through Scholastic's all ages Graphix imprint. Sisters is expected in 2014, with another unannounced book to follow somet

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Link Ink: RoboCop’s New Look, ‘Bad Piggies’ Gets A Comic And ‘True Patriot’ Teased

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Movies: What do you think of the new RoboCop suit so far?

Industry: Archie Comics has named Adam Tracey its new Director of Publicity and Marketing.

Gaming: The Angry Birds spin-off, Bad Piggies, has an official comic tie-in

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Webcomic Creators Take Time for Hourly Comics Day

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It was Hourly Comics Day earlier this week, an event launched by "Pictures for Sad Children" creator John Campbell that asks artists to draw a comic every hour they're awake during February 1st that details what happened in the last 60 minutes.

This

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The Seven Most Amazingly Shojo Moments In “X-Men: Misfits”

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The recently released "X-Men: Misfits" by Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman, and AnZu is the second book to come out from a deal allowing Del Rey to produce Original English Language manga stories starring Marvel characters. The first, "Wolverine: Prodigal Son," hit shelves last year, and while that book was based around the speed-lines and karate face-kicks of action manga, "Misfits" takes a different route entirely.

Yes, this one follows the path of the shojo, or "young girls'" manga, telling the story of a young Kitty Pryde trying to find love as the only girl at the Xavier Academy, and we're not gonna lie: as suckers for stories about high school drama mixed with super-powers, we love it. It's got a fresh take on old characters that includes some highly entertaining redesigns and a story that, while dramatic enough to make even the regular X-Men seem calm, is reallly engaging. What we love most about it, though, is just how darn shojo it is.

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‘SMILE’ Captures the (Dental) Drama of Junior High School

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"Smile," the true story of how Raina Telgemeier ("The Babysitters Club," "X-Men: Misfits") knocked out her two front teeth when she was in 6th grade, is coming out this week as a graphic novel from Scholastic, after originally posting installments online. Based on what I've read, expect a fantastic little book that deals not only with a partic

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Sixth Grade Comic Creators Adapt Their Favorite Video Games

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As a kid who got into comics thanks, in part, to Archie Comics' "Sonic the Hedgehog," I have to say that Kotaku's glimpse into the innocence of sequential art creation is a wonderful sight.

The sixth grade students who attend comic creator Raina Telgemeier's Afterschool Comics Workshop (which, ironically, Kotaku misspelled as "Worship") were given a mission: Create a short comic based on your fa

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