We happily return to regular blogging with this charming report from Geoffrey Hayes‘s recent appearance at Casablanca Comics in Portland, Maine. Hayes gave a chalk-talk and led young readers through a comics-making workshop. On hand was the H.M.S. Toon, a cardboard pirate ship modeled after Benny’s vessel in Benny and Penny. More photos from the event can be found via Flickr.
In a follow-up to his piece for the Harrisburg Patriot-News, Chris Mautner posts the full text of his lengthy interview with TOON Books Editorial Director Françoise Mouly to his Panels and Pixels blog.
I just felt the best way to make my point was to actually make something that hasn’t actually been done, which was to make comics at the point where the child is learning to read, where the vocabulary would be looked at and controlled and the story would be appropriate for a six year old.
Several events are taking place this week in New York City to mark the launch of the TOON Books line. Event information is as follows:
Friday, April 11
The Librarian Mom blog on Scholastic’s website features a series of Dewey Decimal-themed knock-knock jokes. The first humorously treats the placement of comics and graphic novels within that system while mentioning the Little Lit series of books:
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