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Report from SDCC: ALL-AGES COMICS HAVE ARRIVED August 5, 2014

Posted by hatlentore in Comics/Graphics Novels, Uncategorized.
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Creators of all-ages comics gathered at Comic-Con International in San Diego for the appropriately titled “All-Ages Comics Have Arrived” panel. Moderated by “Lumberjanes” co-creator and KaBOOM! Editor Shannon Watters, the panel featured a diverse group of creators: Dave Roman (“Astronaut Academy,” “Teen Boat!”), Gene Luen Yang (“American Born Chinese,” “Boxers and Saints”), David Petersen (“Mouse Guard”), and Ian McGinty (“Bravest Warriors,” “Adventure Time: Candy Capers”).

Watters started the panel with a tough question regarding the reputation of all-ages comics: “Why do you think that people get so defensive about something not just being for kids, or not being for kids at all?” Roman speculated that the defensiveness was not restricted to the world of comics, or even a particular age group. “Even a ten-year-old kid will be like, ‘I don’t watch Nick Jr.! That’s for babies!'” He also said that publishers push books into specific categories for marketing purposes, which makes it difficult to establish an all-ages title as truly accessible for all audiences.

For more check out the article here: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=54603

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