SDCC: The Other Kids’ Graphic Novels Panel

August 2, 2009 @ 8:36 pm | Filed under:

This was the panel I had to leave only a few minutes after it began—chatty baby—so I didn’t take notes. But I wanted to share the list of authors and titles with those of you who are looking for recommendations:

Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!).

Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet). Kazu’s art is crazy beautiful. Couldn’t take my eyes off it. Amulet has a pretty intense opening (car accident, death of a parent) but it gripped me for sure and I am eager to read the rest.

David Petersen (Mouse Guard). Mentioned in this post and others; gets enthusiastic thumbs-up from my gang.

Eric Jones and Landry Walker (Supergirl, Little Gloomy).

Jeff Smith (Bone). Scott and my three oldest have read and greatly enjoyed many of the Bone books. They passed Scott’s OK for 8-Year-Olds test. I’ve not read any of them yet. I know! I’m a slacker!

Alexis Fajardo (Kid Beowulf). Sounds very intriguing, does it not?

My post on the first “comics and graphic novels for kids” panel is here. Lots of notes on that one. For the sake of convenience, here’s a quick list of the authors and some of their books:

Lewis Trondheim (Tiny Tyrant).

Gene Yang (American Born Chinese).

Derek Kirk Kim (The Eternal Smile).

Eric Wight (Frankie Pickle and The Closet of Doom).

Chris Schweizer (Crogan’s Vengeance).

Jennifer Holm (Babymouse).

Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Lunch Lady).

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  1. KC says:

    My children love Mouse Guard and have hooked just about every boy in our homeschool group.

    By a fluke we came across the Baby Mouse series. My girls have already read the first 2. Of course, they want the rest.

    Thanks for all the info!

  2. Alexis Fajardo says:

    Sorry you missed our panel–it was a good one! In any event, please feel free to visit my website: It’s the all-ages adventure series about Beowulf and Grendel as 12-year-old twin brothers!

  3. Melissa Wiley says:

    Lex, delighted to see you here. Looking forward to reading Kid Beowulf. Noticed on your blog you taped the SDCC panel—will be eager to listen to what I missed when it goes up. Thanks!