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Nickelodeon Magazine All-Comics Special

Article by Scott Tingley,February 25, 2007

I didn't know much about this magazine a week ago, and I certainly didn't know that they had an all-comics special, but since it is where the great Grampa and Julie: Shark Hunters got its start, I thought I would give it a read. I am glad I did.

For $4.95 US, $5.95 Can. the reader gets about everything they could hope for in a magazine dedicated to two-page comics. Superheroes (the odd and hilarious The Worst Comic Book Villains That Ever Existed by Michael Kupperman, and The Secret Three by Austen and Lutes), gags, talking animals, popular cartoon characters (two Sponge Bob cartoons and a cartoon and cover appearance by Fairly Odd Parents ), and a couple jokes that will leave the kids giggling for days ( Viking Crush , by Dan Abdo is a bum joke a bit naughty, but not inappropriate they'll love it). My personal favorite was Shortcut by Jane D'Rancor utilizes the two main characters from the wonderful The Clouds Above , by Jordan Crain (I never did get to finish my review of that one. The book can be found on the publisher's website and a review by our friend Tracy Edmunds is HERE. ).

I have been doing comic creating workshops lately, which is odd since I've never really created any comics before. I did a lot of research before beginning, but I was still nervous about whether or not I was on the right path. Star In Your Own Comic!! by Ellen Forney is a two page workshop that showed me that I am. What a great and instructional two pages. This is a great one for teachers and kids alike. It really gives you step by step instructions on how to create a comic. Great stuff.

I'm not sure how much longer this will be on the shelf, so pick it up now. This is a gem for a pretty decent price considering how much material there is crammed in it.



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