Raina Telgemeier Draws Crowds of Parents and Children at Midtown Comics Signing

Raina Telgemeier Draws Crowds of Parents and Children at Midtown Comics Signing

I went to Midtown Comics Downtown in New York City to attend Raina Telgemeier's signing of her latest book Share Your Smile on Tuesday evening. This signing was a big deal. Raina Telgemeier is the author of the bestselling graphic novels in America. Her books outsell anything from Marvel or DC. Graphic Novels that Kids […]

Library of Congress Honors 50 Years (50! Ah-Ah-Aaaaahhhhh!) of 'Sesame Street'

The latter half of 1969 was a time of great turmoil in this country: civil rights issues were coming to a boil, Vietnam had proven to be a costly and foolhardy intervention, and the youth were in open revolt against the establishment culture of post-WWII America. Still, two things occurred during that period of time […]

New Nickelodeon Line-Up Includes 'All That' Reboot, 'SpongeBob' Spinoffs… and John Cena?

Nickelodeon announced its sweeping programming slate on Thursday, which can best be described as having a little bit of something for everyone: something old (All That, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader), something new (Ryan's Mystery Playdate), something borrowed (SpongeBob Squarepants spinoffs), something Blue's Clues – and a whole lot more in-between. Here's a […]

Fallout From Grover/F-Bomb Debacle: Will Sesame Street Get 7 Second Delay?

And after all these years, we thought it was Oscar who had the trash mouth… Apparently nostalgic for the good old days of debating dress colors (don't act like you weren't a part of that, too), an already embattled nation found themselves at both a moral and existential crossroads (not sure if that's even possible, […]

The Parenting Alicorn: 6 Kids' Shows You'll Like Too! Doctor Who, She-Ra, Teen Titans

Winter brings frigid temperatures, early sunsets, and long breaks from school for the kids. I love to spend those cold winter evenings curled up on the couch with my little geeks watching television and drinking hot chocolate. However, watching kids shows can be like slow, repetitive, grating water torture – except with singing and dancing. […]

Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie Share Their Backstory 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' Style

Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie have a message for Will Smith and Jeffrey "DJ Jazzy Jeff" Townes: pop culture isn't big enough for two teams of '90s neon-clad, high-fivin' TV rappers, gentlemen. So pick up your banana and take their call: they're coming for your throne — and Rubber Duckie's ridin' shotgun! Possibly as a response […]

Let's Talk About MasterChef Season 14, Episode 1

Technically, this is actually the 6th season of MasterChef Junior, the US version of the British series Junior MasterChef. The cooking competition series also happens in a grown-up version, hence the 'season 14' in the title, which is how DirectTV subscribers will see the series numbered (like me). Ok, that cleared up- FOX really loves Gordon Ramsay, as […]

Cosmo #2 cover by Tracy Yardley and Matt Herms

Cosmo #2 Review: A Charming and Energetic Comic for Kids

The crew has been split up by the monsters on Earth's moon, and they're going to have to reunite in order to survive. Cosmo, Max, Oog, and Astra are on the ship, and Medulla, Orbi, and Jojo are in the middle of the park. If they survive long enough, they may just discover where these […]

katie cook at nycc 2017

Katie Cook Teaches Kids To Draw At NYCC

Bleeding Cool contributor Rich Epstein was at NYCC 2017 checking out the annual Katie Cook event: New York Comic Con isn't just for adults — there's plenty for kids to do, as well. One of the more fun events every year is Katie Cook hosting a how-to session teaching youngsters how to draw some of […]

Cosplaying Kids At SDCC '15 Really Watch The Most Inappropriate Films & TV (VIDEO)

Okay. There are a lot more kids watching Mad Max: Fury Road and the Walking Dead TV show than I was previously aware of, exhibiting detailed knowledge of death, murder and zombie killing… well, I suppose it is San Diego Comic Con. Thanks to Kendra Pettis for being brave enough to face the little horrors. [youtube][/youtube] […]

Hand Out Comics, Not Candy, Tonight

We always have a gaggle of kids at 8 Robin Hood Lane in Kingston Vale, London, every Hallowe'en. Why? Because a few years ago I decided to give out comics books instead of comics, sweets and candy at Hallowe'en. Aiming to rot brains rather than teeth. And while the kids know they can get sweets […]

IDW's Sampler For Kids This Autumn – While Rocket And Figment Get More Printings

IDW are making a Bqck To School Kids Edition sampler of their published  Skylanders, Angry Birds, My Little Pony and Cartoon Network comics. And then throwing in sneak peeks of TMNT/Ghostbusters and Edward Scissorhands while they're at it. Ask your comic store owner if he or she will be getting any in. And some Prints Charming news for your Marvel all […]

ComiXology, You Know, For Kids

ComiXology have just upgraded their Kids-Only version of their web reader, Comix 4 Kids, to make it synch with your existing grown up adult ComiXology collection, but cutting out all those naughty comic books with bad words, rude bits and heads being eaten by zombies. Perfect for My Little Pony, Tiny Titans and… um… I […]

Kids And Violence In Today's Comics. Literally, Today's Comics.

Last night I had a talk with my daughter about not hitting people. "Spider-Man does it" she replied. I explained that Spider-Man was just a fun story, that it isn't real and that, anyway, Spider-Man was fighting bad guys like thieves and robbers. "But Sally stole my sweets." I can see the conversations continuing long […]

Dan Slott To Write More Spider-Man Comics, You Know, For Kids

Bleeding Cool has been telling you that Marvel was to launch a new series of kids comics based on their TV cartoons for a while now, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Adventures and Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures. But we didn't tell you who was writing and drawing them. Because we didn't know. But now we do. And […]

Marvel Comics Will Publish Kids Comics In April… And Beyond

It was noted that in the March 2012 solicitations for Marvel Comics, that the Marvel Adventures line of comics had come to an end. Spider-Man #24 and Super Heroes #24 will be the last issus. These done-in-one comic books, often written by Paul Tobin, were suitable for All Ages, thereby increasing their likelihood to be […]