Category Archives: graphic novels

Must go on…can’t go on…must go on…

I have been working away on a graphic novel for 6 years now. Yeah, you heard me. It’s not a GN for the large kid’s publishers I don’t think. It is a ‘passion project’. A lotta good that does me! … Continue reading

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Greater than its parts.

I read the screenplay of A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness last year and it was my favorite thing I read all year. It is a  wonderful screenplay and it made the wait until the movie was released difficult. I saw A Monster … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with graphic novels…

Actually, nothing is WRONG with them. But I am having a hard time finding new ones that interest me lately. In the past 10 years there has been a boom of what I call ‘kids lit’ GN’s. This includes not … Continue reading

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Graphic novel picture book early reader chapter book

I’m hearing so much about ‘young reader’ graphic novels from librarians and teachers – it’s like it’s 2001 again. Back in 2001 and 2002 there was a lot of interest in graphic novels at schools and from bookstores. But that … Continue reading

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Kickstarter This Awesome Book

Erik Johnson has a new Kickstarter for a fascinating and funky little book that is part graphic novel, part art book, part endless opera cycle. It’s an idea born from putting a bunch of genres and formats into a blender … Continue reading

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I’ll be speaking at the Jacksonville Elementary Writer’s Festival

  I’m looking forward to speaking at the 2014 Jackson Elementary Writer’s Festival on May 7th. One of the goals of the event is to give young writers an audience. Student writing is shared and displayed in the school and local … Continue reading

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Earthling! finds a home.

I enjoyed an awesome visit to schools in the Santa Fe Springs School District in Southern California. Earthling! was the Author Month book so many kids got a copy of Earthling! and did projects based on the book. The events … Continue reading

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