KLC is proud to welcome the crew of Word Balloons to the kids' comics blogosphere! One would be hard-pressed to find a more capable cabal of kid-centric critics and commentators (including Brigid Alverson, Robin Brenner and Eva Volin among others), and we can't wait to see what they do with their little corner of the Internet.
In their own words:
Word Balloons is a group blog about comics for kids. We will cover all ages from preschool through young adult, but we won’t lump all ages together; we’re smart enough to know that a three-year-old has different abilities and interests than a 13-year-old.
Our goal is to be the morning newspaper for anyone interested in kids’ comics: creators, editors, teachers, librarians, retailers, and most importantly, readers. We will present interviews, reviews, and opinions and link to the best of what other folks are writing. We expect to have frequent guest posts, and we invite our readers to send us a heads-up whenever they see something interesting about kids’ comics on the internet or even in print.
Also, we will cover all the comics kids read, as opposed to the comics grownups think they should read. That means we will cover works of great literary and artistic merit, but we won’t ignore the formulaic crap either. If it’s fun, it’s in.
So pour yourself some milk, grab the cookies, and join in the conversation!