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Need your help! [Nov. 7th, 2006|01:46 am]
dave roman
Over at nickmag_comics we're compiling a list of kid-friendly webcomics.
I'm only familiar with a handful but people have already made some good suggestions. We need more!

Do you know any kids who actually read webcomics? If so, ask them what they recommend!

The list is including comics that are "okay" for kids...or "all ages"...but I'd really like to find and spotlight ones that are created with kids age 7-12 specifically in mind (Since that's the the Nick Mag demographic). Tricky business, especially on the web where anything goes. I'd rather not link to comics that are on the same site as stuff a parent might object to.
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[User Picture]From: randimason
2006-11-07 04:07 pm (UTC)
Did you need the PW review for Agnes Quill, or did that already get forwarded to you?

(It's from back in September -- no idea why ProQuest now has that long an embargo on their materials)

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[User Picture]From: yaytime
2006-11-08 05:33 am (UTC)
Do you have a print version? if so that would be awesome!
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[User Picture]From: randimason
2006-11-08 05:48 pm (UTC)
Just sent it to Raina, since I don't have your e-mail address. :)
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[User Picture]From: blissitate
2006-11-07 06:22 pm (UTC)
www.mows.com. Daily cat comics. The personalities and voices in your head that you attach to cats displayed here! Lots of poop jokes, and I guess today's comic is the first I've seen hint at sexuality. Of course, I haven't read the entire archives.

www.littledee.net. Everyone loves Little Dee! Very kid friendly, I think.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-11-07 11:22 pm (UTC)

Must see

If you want a nice comic to read for kids, check out www.earthsongsaga.com. Beautiful art, great story.
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[User Picture]From: yaytime
2006-11-08 05:36 am (UTC)
Thanks! I can't believe I forgot to include Wally & Osborne.

And I've never heard of Gunnerkrigg Court, but it looks great!
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[User Picture]From: mmsophia
2006-11-07 11:21 pm (UTC)
Um.
Not sure. It's definitely no sex/no swearing particularly, but it MIGHT be a little above the 7-12 level; on the other hand, it definitely promotes diversity. It's definitely leaning towards the 12 end. The violence is as much as a Batman story, for instance (but not a Wolverine story)...

Anyway, MINDMISTRESS at [url]http://mindmistress.comicgenesis.com[/url] ---
it's a super hero strip (but then, so is DANNY PHANTOM) but the main character's other identity is mentally challenged/disabled. So it's a little different from any other superhero strip around.

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[User Picture]From: ryclaude
2006-11-07 11:27 pm (UTC)
you might wanna give this a go, http://www.schoolspiritcomic.com/


wouldnt recommend any of my own though...
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[User Picture]From: chriscrosby
2006-11-08 02:36 am (UTC)
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-11-08 04:44 am (UTC)

SquirrelWorks.com

Hi, I'm Chris from SquirrelWorks. "Coz/Effect" and "Fairview High" over at http://www.squirrelworks.com are kid-friendly comics. "Battlegate" is for teens and older
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[User Picture]From: yaytime
2006-11-08 05:38 am (UTC)

Re: SquirrelWorks.com

Thanks Chris. The quality on all these comics look great! I especially like Battlegate.

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From: (Anonymous)
2006-11-09 03:43 am (UTC)

Re: SquirrelWorks.com

hey there - thanks so much! i'm really glad you like my work - me loves making web comix, especially for kids and teens ^_^
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-11-08 10:44 am (UTC)

My comic might work....

Ardra is pretty much a suitable for all ages type of thing. It features the eccentric genius scientist Dr. Ardra Renelsior. She's raising her two girls, Eileen and Lenore, as a sort of ongoing experiment. On my links page, I try to link to comics that are at least semi-appropriate for everybody...no sex, gratuitous violence, that sort of thing, although some of them might contain the occasional swear word.

Feel free to include our comic. It's at http://www.stormpages.com/bluedogbeyond/ . Also, you might want to look at "School Spirit" by Daniel VanderWerff. It's an Australian comic, but it would certainly fit your requirements. It's at http://www.schoolspiritcomic.com/ . Thanks, good luck in your efforts.

Jason Dunstan

Creator/Writer of "Ardra"
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-11-08 11:00 am (UTC)

Re: My comic might work....

No sooner did I get done posting that, than I thought of another worthy candidate: The Carrotty Kid, by Andrew Fanton. It's at http://www.thecarrottykid.co.uk/ .
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-11-08 11:51 am (UTC)

Ozy and Millie, Count Your Sheep

http://www.ozyandmillie.org/

http://www.countyoursheep.com/
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From: bassetville
2006-11-08 02:07 pm (UTC)

Bassetville

Considering I've had people call my comic Pre-G I'd have to guess I'd probably count.

Bassetville.net
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-11-08 02:18 pm (UTC)

Re: Bassetville

There is a kids comic updated regularly at

http://www.kidstimestudio.com
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From: candiedmagnolia
2006-11-08 05:48 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: yaytime
2006-11-08 06:26 pm (UTC)
already on the list :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-11-09 08:32 pm (UTC)

GAAK

"GAAK" by Darryl Hughes (me) and Monique MacNaughton is a kid friendly monsters-run-amok, alien invasion scifi adventure for all ages. It's like 80's Spielberg movies like "The Goonies", "ET", and "Close Encounters", mixed with classic, 50's style creature feature movies like "The Invaders from Mars", "Earth vs The Flying Saucers", "Invason of the Body Snatchers", etc. In the story, aliens from outer space hatch a fiendish plot to take over the earth and meet the original cast of "Star Trek", and four "Goonies" like misfit kids named Zach, Jemmy, Plato, and Chubs set out to stop the invasion, save the world, and show the aliens that the kids of america don't take crap from nobody--And no body snatchers, either. GAAK: http://www.webcomicsnation.com/moniquem/gaak/series.php
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[User Picture]From: eruditebaboon
2006-11-08 06:31 pm (UTC)
A bunch of parents are always telling me they read my comic with their kids, so I guess it applies:
http://www.beaverandsteve.com
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-11-09 11:39 am (UTC)
Cooties (http://cooties.comicgenesis.com) definitely fits the kind of comic you're looking for, as well.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-11-09 07:15 pm (UTC)
SheldonComics.com. Just moved from United Media's Comics.com to indy status, and is doing really huge traffic in the first two days...if you believe the blog.
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[User Picture]From: toniaw
2006-11-10 04:27 am (UTC)
"Gaboury Island" by Edward J. Grug - it's bright and colourful and about kid monsters
Gaboury Island
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[User Picture]From: nickmag_comics
2006-11-10 05:14 am (UTC)
yep! that's why it's already on the list :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-11-10 08:12 pm (UTC)

Ace Champion should work for you

I responded to your post at comexpedia but thought i would post here too. My webcomic, Ace Champion, sounds like what you're looking for. Marty Wagner is a 12 year old seventh grader who must juggle his school, home, and social life with fighting aliens and villains as the super powered Ace Champion. It contains no offensive material and some cartoon type action. It is a nine issue on going cartoon action series that premiered in September 2006, and updates daily monday through Friday. Each issue is about 24 pages. Just started issue 3 as I'm writing this. Ace is still pretty brand new to the webcomic scene but already has a small but loyal readership. Check it out at http://www.webcomicsnation.com/champion_entertainment/season_one/series.php

Thanks
Robert Vinson
Champion Entertainment
ace-champion@hotmail.com
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[User Picture]From: almamatercomic
2006-11-11 07:47 am (UTC)
My comic Alma Mater, is pretty kid-friendly, although it may be too new to mention in Nick Magazine.

You seem to have a good selection of "for kids" and "all ages" comics already, so I can't think of anything to add. Good luck!
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-11-13 07:59 pm (UTC)

Here There Be Robots

I had posted on Comixpedia, but it was recommended I post directly in this thread as well.

My brother and I do an all ages title called “Here There be Robots”, which can be read for free on our site http://www.RandomPirateComics.net
We’ve had a lot of positive feedback from kids and their parents about the comic.

Thanks for checking it out :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-01-20 01:28 pm (UTC)
If it's not too late plese try this manga ThunderKid at http://www.thunderkidmanga.com/. It's a story about a group of friends who discover a hidden world above. It's pretty kid safe. Thanks.
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