Name: Kimberly Carroll
Bio: I've enjoyed comics my entire life, but it's only been the last couple of years I've begun to create a "collection," of sorts.A few favorites at this time are: Bite Me! A Vampire Farce by Dylan Meconis, Bayou series by Jeremy Love, Johnny Boo books by James Kochalka, & the Flight volumes by Kazu Kibuishi. If you can't tell already, I'm into "stories."Along with comics, I'm into animation & anime, as well.
Very funny, & my daughter & I really enjoy this book. It's a little busy at times, as far as the number & size of the panels in a spread, so my daughter (7 yrs old) has to take it slow, but it's truly entertaining, & both of us have laughed out loud. Always a good sign!
Bayou is one of my all-time favorites! I just learned that Volume #2's release date has been delayed until January 2011 rather than July of this year, & I am BUMMED OUT! I got turned onto it via Zuda, but I like to hold the book in my hands, if it's available. Oh yeah, & I have to keep this one out of my 7 yr old daughter's line-of-sight. Even though the horror scenes are well-spaced & so far not gory, they are very creepy, & just not appropriate for her at this time.
I understand that Jeremy Love has won multiple awards for this series, & he deserves every single one of them, in my opinion. Bayou is a modern-day Masterpiece!
Loved this episode, Guys! Based on your podcast, I'm very excited to turn my daugter on to the House of They, Lockjaw & the Pet Avengers, & the Disney/Pixar comics from Boom!Kids.
My daughter adores comics & graphic novels! I was checking out some webcomics one evening when they caught the eye of my then-5 yr old daughter. After quickly switching to a more appropriate-for-kids webcomics, I realized the time had come for her first trip to the local comic book store! Yay!
They had a decent collection that included many of the comics featured in this podcast, but she was pulled toward Sonic the Hedgehog, & also James Kochalka's Johnny Boo. But, what I attribute her first foray into extended, independent reading (besides Dr. Seuss) is Dylan Meconis' Bite Me: A Vampire Farce (the author is also known for The Family Man). She heard me laughing aloud to it one day, & not too long after that I found her *ehem...in the bathroom, with my signed copy (Aah!), laughing herself silly. Bite Me! -at first glance- seems like it would be inappropriate for a youngster, but compared to much of what these kids are exposed to nowadays, it's pretty vanilla. As with anything, I strongly recommend parents read it first to determine whether or not it's a good fit for their child.
Other graphic novels & comics she enjoys are: Owly by Andy Runton, Chilly Chilly Ice Bat by David Horvath & Sun-Min Kim, The Shy Creatures by David Mack, Copper by Kazu Kibuishi, as well as some shorts found within my six volumes of Flight, also by Kazu Kibuishi & various artists.
I'm pretty new to your podcast, & I'm not really in to superhero-type comics, but I quickly found that you feature a decent variety of genres, which is great! There is no doubt you guys not just enjoy comics, but appreciate all the work that goes into creating them. Your knowledge about the artists, writers, eras, etc. is impressive, & your enthusiasm is contagious...I just get sucked in! Thanks for all the effort & humor you put into this show!