It’s that time of year again!  The year-end reviews are out, and Graphic Universe left its mark on 2010.  Here is your handy guide to the best-of-the-best.

Guinea PIG, Pet Shop Private Eye: Hamster and Cheese was a big winner this year!  It was listed in the prestigious 2010 Best Children’s Books at Kirkus Reviews, AND in Children’s Book List 2010: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing (compiled by The New York Public Library). 

Brigid Alverson, of the Robot 6, ranked  Hamster and Cheese number five on her 10 favorite comics of 2010 list.  It also ranked #82 on Top 100 Comics of 2010, compiled by Comic Book Resources.  Go Colleen and Stephanie!

Graphic Universe author Trina Robbins was interviewed on The Beat’s Annual Year-End Survey.  She shared her thoughts on the Chicagoland Detective Agency series and her upcoming graphic biography on cartoonist Lily Renee.


Five (yes, five!) Graphic Universe books were nominated for a Cybil (Children’s and Young Adult Blogger’s Literary Awards):

Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox: The Meeting
by Brigitte Luciani and Eve Tharlet

Guinea PIG, Pet Shop Private Eye: Hamster and Cheese
by Colleen A. F. Venable and Stephanie Yue

Guinea PIG, Pet Shop Private Eye:  And Then There Were Gnomes
by Colleen A. F. Venable and Stephanie Yue

ChicagoLand Detective Agency: The Drained Brains Caper
by Trina Robbins and Tyler Page

Nola’s Worlds 1: Changing Moon
by Mathieu Mariolle, MiniKim and Pop

Hamster and Cheese
was a finalist in the middle grade graphic novel category!

congratulations to all our authors and artists.  Happy New Year, and happy reading!