Graphic Novels for Kids and Teens
Are you like me? Clueless about graphic novels? Here are 15 resources to get us up to speed! THere are resources for writing, illustrating, reading, evaluating and submitting graphic novels.
How to Write Graphic Novels
- Sara Easterly (author) and Jaime Temairik (illustrator) in a 5-part series about graphic novels, talk about the whys and hows.
- 10-part series on writing comics and graphic novels by Dennis O’Neill. “He’s best known for writing Green Lantern/Green Arrow and Batman, through the seventies, Spider-Man in the eighties and for editing Batman-related titles in the nineties. ” See all the lessons listed here.
- Complete Idiot’s Guide to Creating a Graphic Novel
Review from ComicsBulletin.com
- 20-part series of Videos on Writing Comics and Graphic Novels from eHow. by Dan Head.
Comic Books As A Visual Medium — powered by eHow.com
Reading Guides and Resources for and about Graphic Novels
- Great Graphic Novels for Teens. YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association arm of the American Library Association, has an annual list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens, recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12-18, prepared yearly by YALSA.
- Top 10 Graphic Novels.
- A Graphic Literature Library.
- CCBC Graphic Novel Resources. A huge list of resources from the Cooperative Children’s Book Center from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- School Library Journal articles on Graphic Novels.
- Graphic Novel Reporter. Reviews of new releases, interviews with authors, etc.
- The Horn Book articles on Graphic Novels.
- BroDart Resource List for Graphic Novels.
Who Publishes Graphic Novels? Looking for publishers to send your graphic novel?
- Search Graphic Novels by Publisher.
- Blog from First Second Books/Roaring Brook, a graphic novel imprint.
Any other resources, classes, reading lists?