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What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Robin Mine is really simple: I’m going to TCAF!  And I’ll be hanging with Snow, Eva, and many of my favorite comics people.  And I will hopefully score some Tony Cliff artwork… Emily Finally got a start on Nabari no Ou… I…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Robin I’m going to be a dork and say it’s this image, from Noelle Stevenson’s tumblr, that made me grin the widest. I think pretty much everyone I know would be pleased as punch to be sandwiched between Jeremy Renner and Tom…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Russ I’m amazed I saw this, considering I never update my own Twitter feed, but it was retweeted by folks I follow:  Perhaps the best BBC News caption you will ever, ever see:   It’s not often Alan Moore can make…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Jenny I am super happy this week that Crunchyroll has picked up the simulcast rights to the new Shinichiro Watanabe / Yoko Kanno collaboration Kids on the Slope–starting April 12, Thursdays are gonna be happy, 60s jazz-filled days for the next 13 weeks! …

Check out the Eisner Award Nominees

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We here at NFNT are always excited to see the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award nominations arrive every year (as we have two past judges on staff, speculation and discussion is particularly fun.)  As one of those past judges (my…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Jennifer H. In comic news…this was just too cute not to share: I Know that Feel, Bro (Love pairing Wolvie with Stitch…even if it is a technicality) Jack I did some guerrilla library outreach to the 500 or so kids waiting…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Russ Okay, I’m sure this is pretty much a no-brainer for most of us at this site, but I liked seeing the Unshelved interview over at Newsrama. It’s great when mainstream comics media pays attention to both webcomics and libraries.…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Apologies to all our readers for missing last week’s update, but now we have double the joy, right? Michael This has been an extraordinarily happy week for me. After 18 months Avengers: Children’s Crusade finished up in a magnificent conclusion. And after 7…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Robin For me, it’s this: Pure awesome. Plus, how much do I miss Michael Rosenbaum’s lovely face on my TV?  A LOT. Brazos For me it’s the new Avengers Trailer: Wow, this is looking like a really great Avengers story…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Andrew There’s more Castle Waiting on the way!  I heard vague rumors of weirdness surrounding second volume and got worried that author/publisher in-fighting would kill the series. I’m so happy to see that’s not the case!     Michael Wolverine…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Abby I had 13 teens come watch Adventure Time with me today in my Comics/Manga Club!  (I knew that would get them even if Black Butler wouldn’t). Plus, I just discovered Jack Kirby and Joe Simon’s Young Romance has been…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Robin I discovered this tumblr Return to X. Given all of our discussions about CLAMP and their excessive epicness, this came at just the right time.  I was snorting and laughing into the wee hours last night, reliving my unhealthy love for CLAMP’s X/1999…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Jennifer H. I am super excited because I just finished my first presentation for the 2012 Florida Library Youth Program Summer Reading Program Workshops. I know it sounds way too early to be thinking about summer (I have been thinking about it since…

Roundtable: Tintin!

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Since Hergé’s The Adventures of Tintin first appeared, serialized in 1929 and published in an album (or essentially a graphic novel in today’s understanding) in 1930 with Tintin in the Land of the Soviets, these charming adventure stories have been…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Robin I’m happy this week because we’ve added two new teen reviewers to our ranks, Emily and Michael (see Emily’s note below and Michael will be chiming in next week.)  I’ve always wanted to have the teen point of view…

Must Have: Anime for the Uninitiated

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Japanese anime can feel like an intimidating medium to tackle for new viewers. It’s easy to get put off by the sparkles, extreme caricatures, and manic behavior on display. Thus, the NFNT staff put their heads together and decided to…