8 graphic novels to get your kids hooked on comics

Our A.V. Club Field Guide To Parenting is designed to guide you toward the best kids’ books, shows, movies, and music, just like we do with The A.V. Club for adults. Every month or so, we will feature a new subject with a few essential pop culture takes parents should know, saving you from the mountains of kids’ dreck…

A woman encounters her teenage self in this Luisa: Now And Then exclusive

If you could meet your teenage self, what would you say to them? Thirtysomething Luisa Arambol gets the opportunity to find out in Luisa: Now And Then. It’s the latest release from Humanoid’s Life Drawn line of graphic novels, which tell more grounded, intimate stories than the publisher’s signature sci-fi and fantasy…

Discover the wonders of fungi in this Mushroom Fan Club exclusive

It’s amazing what a pair of googly eyes and a smile can do. In her new Drawn & Quarterly children’s book, The Mushroom Fan Club, Elise Gravel turns fungi into adorable critters by giving the mushrooms facial expressions that create different personalities. Gravel’s book is an informative guide intended to inspire kids…

Pénélope Bagieu celebrates history’s rebellious women with Brazen biographies

Cartoonist Pénélope Bagieu is developing quite the reputation as a graphic biographer. After telling the story of Mama Cass in last year’s rich, graceful California Dreamin’, she returns to nonfiction with an expansive collection of biographical shorts: Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked The World (First Second). Bagieu…