The Giselle Clarkson Comic: Number 41

Giselle Clarkson is kicking off her comics this year with the book character dress-up equivalent of kids running around shouting at panicking younger and smaller-vocabularied children that their epidermis is showing.

The Giselle Clarkson Comic: Number 40

The Giselle Clarkson Comic has reached its fortieth post and what better way to celebrate than by giving someone a book. That you inscribed, maybe even in pen, with a personal message. Do you dare?

The Reckoning: Science in Comics

Comics and graphic novels are a wonderful medium for kids and adults alike. Science communicator Katherine Hurst talks us through how science is portrayed in comic form and gives some great examples. It’s 2023, so hopefully there’s nobody out there…

The Sampling: Tuahangata tae e whā

Nā Richard Fairgray Nā Komako A. Silver and Alejandra Jensen i whakamāori Richard Fairgray’s Four-Color Heroes (Fanbase Press) is now also available digitally in te reo Māori! You can find it on Hoopla (from 11 September), Comics Plus, Google Books,…

Interview: Giselle Clarkson, Arts Laureate

This month, the children’s book community of Aotearoa New Zealand – and anyone who’s every interacted with her, probably – was collectively delighted to learn that illustrator Giselle Clarkson is one of the 2023 Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi Laureates….

The Giselle Clarkson Comic: Number 38

Do descriptions of food in books have you drooling or recoiling in disgust? This edition of the Giselle Clarkson comic delves into the delights and despair of the culinary in children’s literature.

The Giselle Clarkson Comic: Number 36

In this edition of the Giselle Clarkson comic, Giselle explores a gripe she has in the children’s publishing industry: celebrities becoming authors. Her solution? Turn the authors into celebrities…

The Giselle Clarkson Comic: Number 35

In our first comic of the year, Giselle Clarkson explores one of the best—and scariest—parts about being a children’s illustrator: school visits.