Category: Extras

Pix Plus…Princess Ugg!

PRINCESS UGG is a relatively new series by Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin, Polly and the Pirates) about Ulga, a different kind of princess, a barbarian princess well-versed in battle and warfare. She’s on a mission to learn a different path; one of

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Pix Plus…Rapunzel (from Rapunzel’s Revenge)

I met Nathan Hale this year at the ALA conference in Las Vegas (we talked a lot about Disney’s animated movies). Then I read one of his HAZARDOUS TALES books, which was excellent, and I look forward to reading the rest

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Pix Plus…Grandma Ben vs. Stupid, Stupid Rat Creatures (from the Bone series)

It seems BONE is the universal answer to “what’s a good comic for kids?”. For all intents and purposes, it’s the granddaddy and monolith the rest of us all orbit. Even Raina Telgemeier, who’s books, plural, have spent years, plural,

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Pix Plus…Abigail and the Snowman!

This is a first in the Pix Plus series: Pix teamed-up with characters from a comic I’ve not yet read! So what makes these characters so special? Truth be told, I don’t know. Maybe they won’t be so special. But

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Pix Plus…Secret Science Alliance!

  I first saw Eleanor Davis’s work in NURSERY RHYME COMICS and FAIRY TALE COMICS, and was so impressed by those short stories I looked for more, which is how I learned about her graphic novel THE SECRET SCIENCE ALLIANCE

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Pix Plus…Giants Beware’s Claudette!

GIANTS BEWARE is one of those books you read and think, “this is like an awesome animated movie on paper!”, and you’re glad comics exist so these stories, by these storytellers, can be told. Rafael Rosado and co-writer Jorge Aguirre

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Pix Plus…Amelia McBride!

  One of the early successes in the modern kids comics world – in libraries and schools, especially – was the AMELIA RULES series by Jimmy Gownley. Amelia started as self-published comics and graphic novels and, over time, found its

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Pix Plus…the Lumberjanes!

  If you don’t know about LUMBERJANES, then I’m super happy to introduce you to it! The Lumberjanes are a group of girls at a scouting camp who find themselves, by happenstance and their own doings, facing all kinds of

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Pix Plus…Cleopatra in Space!

CLEOPATRA IN SPACE is a graphic novel about Cleopatra (yep, THE Cleopatra) who is transported into Space as a young teen to train for her eventual reign as the legendary queen of Egypt. It’s got charming and likable characters, great action

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Pix Plus…Salem Hyde!

  THE MISADVENTURES OF SALM HYDE, a series of books about a young witch whose spell casting gets her into humorous pickles, is just one of the great comics by Frank Cammuso, who also creates the KNIGHTS OF THE LUNCH TABLE

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