Kids' Comics Revolution: A New Podcast!

I mentioned recently that Dave started up a new project--it's a podcast, called Kids' Comics Revolution! (And hey, I created the banner artwork!)

We're big fans of both kidlit podcasts in our house (Brain Burps About Books and Kidsmomo are our kidlit faves) and comics podcasts (we love Comics Are Great, Art & Story, Paper Wings, Fanboy Radio...), but we realized that there was nothing that really merged the two. So, Dave teamed up with our friend Jerzy to create a brand-new podcast!

"Kids’ Comics Revolution is go! Dave Roman and Jerzy Drozd have teamed up to create a series of audio shows connecting the worlds of comics, graphic novels, and kid lit. The series will feature interviews with and contributions by the people who help make the kids’ visual storytelling landscape a better place for all involved."

And wouldn't you know it: I'm the special guest on the very first episode! We talk all about book launch parties. You can listen to it here, or subscribe in iTunes. In fact, we'd love it if you gave the podcast some iTunes love--star ratings, as well as reviews, really help out!

There are two episodes of the podcast live as of this blog posting, but new episodes will be posted every other Wednesday. They'll feature interviews, reviews from teachers and librarians, reviews from actual kids, and a regular KCR Book Club! The first Book Club episode is going to be all about Ben Hatke's wonderful graphic novel Zita the Spacegirl--and we'd love for YOU to contribute! For information on how to participate, see the bottom half of this page. Submissions must be in by July 19!

Dave, Jerzy and I will all be at ALA in Anaheim, CA this weekend, and we'll have free KCR bookmarks at our Artist Alley tables! (Dave and I are at #473!) We'll even have recording equipment on hand, so if you want to help out and provide some soundbites...let us know!

This has been really fun so far, and we only want things to get better. So swing by the KCR page, listen, send an email, send an audio review, post a star-rating on iTunes...we're starting a revolution, and we can't do it alone!

Raina Telgemeier