Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Kids Love Comics!

This is not just a fact, it's the name of a non-profit organization "dedicated to the development and growth of children's comic books in North America."

KLC is comprised of comics educators, creators, publishers, fans, journalists, marketers, distributors, and retailers looking to share age-appropriate comics with parents, educators, creators, the media, and businesses. The organization takes both a grassroots and national approach to making quality comics available to kids through a national media campaign, creator tours, and an online clearinghouse.

For more information or to recommend a graphic novel, visit or email

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Awesome new graphic novel: Belle Yang's Forget Sorrow

Ok, so once in awhile I read a graphic novel that I just can't put down, literally.  Usually, such a graphic novel has captured my heart, my mind and my soul.  Such is the case with Belle Yang's new graphic memoir Forget Sorrow.

Ashamed and embarrassed to return home after an abusive and dangerous relationship with a boyfriend Belle and her parents nickname "Rotten Egg," Belle longs to better understand her family history, especially on her father's side.  Thus, in listening to his stories and drawing them she not only learns about the generational complications and recursive patterns that not only link us together, but also teach us how to empower ourselves and our families into closer relationships.

Reminiscent of Spiegelman's Maus, Bechdel's Fun Home, and Satrapi's Persepolis, Belle's Forget Sorrow is sure to become a well-known and respected name in the graphic novel memoir elite.

Although the above link takes you to Belle Yang's home page, here is also a link to Forget Sorrow's page.