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Legend Tripping

Here are a couple of pages from the forthcoming book “Bad For You.” They are from a chapter about adult anxiety surrounding kids using public spaces, including things like skateboard restrictions, curfew laws and a phenomenon I had never heard of before: Legend Tripping. Wikipedia defines it as: “a name recently bestowed by folklorists and […]

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Almost November?!

Okay, I am way overdue for a post. What have I been doing while neglecting my digital duties? Besides a big summer teaching load, I was primarily neck deep in inking my next book, co-written with Scott Cunningham (Madkids, Boingo Comics, WW3 illustrated), Bad For You. It is comic and text history of “moral panics” […]

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More reviews

Waking Brain Cells: “This intriguing graphic novel is a compelling read that will show young readers not only about history but also about themselves and their own choices.” (LINK) 2nd First Look: “Take What You Can Carry is truly a case of something better left seen rather than explained, so if you’re a fan of […]

Two new reviews

Two good reviews came out recently. One, on Nexus Graphica, is the first one to pick up on what I think of as the main theme of the book (I almost called it “A Secret Mercy.”) “And while at first that intersection doesn’t seem entirely surprising, a small quiet epiphany at the end — about […]

Good Comics for Kids Interview

Esther Keller at the School Library Journal blog “Good For Kids” interviewed me. She also had some nice things to say about “Take What You Can Carry” and some great questions. You should check out some of the other posts too as “Good Comics For Kids” has lots of great content. (LINK)

Panel at MoCCA Artfest: Sunday April 29th

I’m honored to be included on this panel: “Graphic Novels for Young Adults” Betsy Bird, Raina Telgemeier, Kevin Pyle, MK Reed, Derek Kirk Kim The New York Public Library’s Betsy Bird talks to some of the brightest talents in one of comics’ fastest growing demographics. Sunday April 29th at 11:15 in Room A The 69th […]

Publisher’s Weekly Review

Take What You Can Carry Kevin C. Pyle. Holt, $12.99 trade paper (176p) ISBN 978-0-8050-8286-9 Two teenage boys separated by time and culture are connected by shared experiences. Kyle is young and bored with his life in late 1970s suburban Chicago. Having recently moved there, he makes new friends and turns to vandalism and shoplifting […]