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A Glowing Success – The Second Annual Push & Kick Awards

The Second Annual Push & Kick Awards for Excellence in the World of Graphic Books cum launch party for The Graphic Canon of Children’s Literature rocked the house at the Society of Illustrators last… Continue reading

The Inimitable Hillary Chute

“Hillary Chute’s work has obviously and powerfully shaped the comics form.” – Tahneer Oksman Hillary Chute was selected by Russ Kick to be one of the honorees at the second annual “Push &… Continue reading

Check out an Exhibition of Incredible Artwork This Friday

Meet R. Sikoryak – Master of the Mash-up

R. Sikoryak Photo by Nicolas Guérin Cartoonist R. Sikoryak is the master of the mash-up. By blending classic literature like Kafka’s Metamorphosis with classic comics like Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts, Sikoryak creates uniquely… Continue reading

You’re Invited to the Graphic Canon of Children’s Literature Book Launch Party

November 7 @ 6:30PM-8:30PM 128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY Come out and celebrate the official book launch of The Graphic Canon of Children’s Literature by master anthologist Russ Kick. The launch party… Continue reading

Reader’s Digest Lauds GC as One of “9 Graphic Novels Every Grown-Up Should Read”

When you pair serious literature with “comic” art, the result can be extraordinary. While many of the great graphic books tackle dark subject matter, this ambitious three-volume set is a sheer delight. A huge roster… Continue reading

Lesley Barnes’ 1984 Illo Shortlisted for AOI Award

The AOI Illustration Awards are the most comprehensive and highest profile illustration awards based in the UK. Lesley Barnes, illustrator of the 1984 illo for Graphic Canon, Vol. 3, was shortlisted for AOI’s 2014 Illustration… Continue reading

Review from Comics in Education

“I Don’t Teach Comics, I Teach the Canon.” “Really? Why Not Teach Both!” by Glen Downey | 3/26/2014 | The Graphic Canon is a godsend for teachers Edited by Russ Kick, the three volumes of The… Continue reading

Review: Excerpt from Geek Dad’s Serious Comics, Part 6

Most of the comics I’ve listed in my serious comics posts are ones that I would argue qualify as capital-L Literature. Of course, there are plenty of non-comics books that qualify as Literature… Continue reading

Reader’s Digest recommends Jane Austen in motion

Volume 2 contributors Huxley King and Terrence Boyce, whose adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice graces this volume’s cover, have gone even further: they have made a motion comic of their work! See… Continue reading