Publishers Weekly Comics Week profiles Nickelodeon Magazine, particularly noting that publication’s inclusion of comics for kids, often by cartoonists more well-known for drawing idiosyncratic work for an adult audience.

“So-called mainstream comics are mostly superheroes,” explained Nickelodeon Magazine senior editor Chris Duffy. “Comic-strip humor is a little too staid these days. I think you see so many ‘surprising’ cartoonists in Nickelodeon Magazine,” Duffy said, “because those [comics artists] labeled ‘alternative’ often have the freewheeling, anarchic sensibility that 10-year-olds like.”

Cartoonists who have contributed to the magazine’s regular “Comic Book” section include Jason Shiga, Sam Henderson, Jason Lutes, Jeff Czekaj and Sara Varon, among many others.

 


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