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  • Light Novels Arrive in the U.S.—Again

    The Japanese pop lit form known as light novels is taking off, with Hachette Book Group’s Yen On planning on released at least 24 titles in 2015.

  • Holt, Seven Stories Sign Comics Works on Snowden, NSA

    "Comics can wed different parts of a story together and really show things in ways prose can’t,” said Riva Hocherman, an editor at Metropolitan Books, about 'Verax,' a forthcoming work of graphic nonfiction that tackles the history of NSA electronic surveillance.

  • Upcoming Comics Events: 8/25–8/31

    Wayward Launch Party in Toronto, ON; Jack Kirby Birthday Celebration and Beer in Clifton Park, NY; Fan Expo Canada in Toronto, ON; Safari Festival in London, U.K.

  • Dark Horse Looks to Add More Kids' Graphic Novels

    Dark Horse Comics is expanding the number of kids' graphic novels it publishes each year, launching four new titles in 2015 with more planned.

  • How’s Marvel Now Working Out?

    Since launching a major revamp of their line more than two years ago, Marvel has had mixed success with their Marvel NOW! titles.

  • New Watson & Holmes, Jesse Reklaw, Valorous Damsel Comics Grab Crowdfunding

    Crowdwatch spotlights new and notable crowdfunded comics projects that are worthy of attention—or support. This week, a schizophrenic sketchpad, amphibians raising hell, damsels taking the lead, bardic fury, and the return of Watson & Holmes.

  • Panel Mania: Archie's Best Spans Fads and Fashion

    Spanning more than six decades of stories, 'The Best of Archie Book Four' is a scrapbook of American fashion and society while remaining true to its timeless characters.

  • Panel Mania: John Martz and 'A Cat Named Tim'

    Cats and comics get a big boost this September with John Martz's 'A Cat Named Tim'.

  • The Distribution Engine Brings U.K. Small Press Graphic Novels to the U.S.

    Seven U.K. small presses have banded together to bring wider retail distribution and greater sales to their graphic novels in the U.S. comics market.

  • Kickstarter Diary Chapter 5: The Postmortem

    A successful Kickstarter campaign for his book completed, Todd Allen looks back on the final results and lessons learned, and ponders whether he would use Kickstarter again.

  • Upcoming Comics Events: 8/18–8/24

    Bryan Lee O'Malley in Dublin, Ireland; Wizard World Chicago in Rosemont, IL; Star Wars Signing in Manhattan Beach, CA

  • How Graphic are These Novels?

    Read with caution: in September, a number of libraries will invite patrons to read comics and graphic novels that have been challenged or banned in schools and public libraries in recent years.

  • Surveying Digital Comics After Amazon-Comixology

    Speaking with a wide variety of publishers at the San Diego Comic-Con revealed different reactions to DRM-free comics, in-app purchases, storytelling and more as the industry adapts to Amazon's acquisition of Comixology.

  • Upcoming Comics Events: 8/11-7/17

    Jeff Lemire and Ray Fawkes in Toronto, ON; COMICA Festival Weekend in London, U.K.; Connecticut ComiCONN in Bridgeport, CT; Ed Piskor in Brooklyn, NY.

  • Comics Publishers Lure Bestselling Book Authors

    Bestselling authors George R.R. Martin and Chuck Palahniuk and director Quentin Tarantino, along with their respective publishers Avatar Press, Dark Horse, and Dynamite Entertainment, generated a lot of attention at the recent Comic-Con International about their forthcoming projects.

  • Panel Mania: Toppi's Rare and Exquisite Gift in 'The Collector'

    The longest running creation of Italian comics master Sergio Toppi, 'The Collector', finally makes its English language debut from Archaia next month.

  • Japanese Manga, Anime Firms Debut Latest Antipiracy Project

    In the latest effort by Japanese manga and anime houses to fight digital piracy, the industry is coupling take down notices with a series of online video appeals that direct fans to legal access points for manga and anime.

  • Kickstarter Diary, Chapter 4: Promoting the Campaign

    Now that the campaign has been launched, it's time for the next and longest phase of a Kickstarter campaign: using email, media contacts and social media to promote it. Also known as “30 days of obsessive compulsive disorder and stress.”

  • New York’s Kinokuniya Adds U.S. Comics, Graphic Novels

    The Japanese bookstore chain is adding western comics and graphic novels at its New York City store with plans to also host events and add related pop culture merchandise.

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