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For librarians and educators looking to sample some upcoming books before they hit the shelves, BookShelf offers a list of the newest titles now available for viewing on Net Galley, including IDW Publishing's Littlest Pet Shop: Open for Business, Image Comics' Nailbiter Vol. 1, Dynamite Entertainment's Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: War Cry, and Udon Entertainment's Makeshift Miracle Vol. 2.
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Science teacher Nathan Tubbs describes his experiences teaching students how to make their own comics, and what they - and he - learned in the process.
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By Nathan Tubbs
Reading with Pictures continues their aim to help teachers use comics as classroom tools with their new book Reading with Pictures: Comics to Make Kids Smarter, which brings comic creators and literacy experts together. See previews here.
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Courtney Crumrin creator Ted Naifeh unleashes his latest creation in Oni Press' Princess Ugg Vol. 1, a barbarian princess who doesn't quite fit in with the Disney princesses of the world. Here, Naifeh discusses his newest project, and we share a preview of the book.
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The furious fliers of Rovio Studios' mobile game phenomenon crash into comics with IDW Publishing's Angry Birds Comics Vol. 1: Welcome to the Flock. See a five page preview here.
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Named in honor of the Canadian-born co-creator of Superman, the Joe Shuster Awards celebrate the achievements of Canadian comic creators. Among the winners are Best Writer Kurtis Wiebe for Image Comics' Rat Queens and Peter Panzerfaust and Best Artist Fiona Staples for Image Comics' Saga.
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