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Did Comics Take Back Comic-Con? After being eclipsed by movies in recent years, comics and graphic novels may be returning to center stage at the San Diego Comic-Con International.
Photo Mania: San Diego Comic-con International 2014. PW was on the floor of the San Diego Comic-Con to bring back the news and images of the show.
The PW Comics World Tumblr. The San Diego Comic-Con International, Tumblr-style!
Kids Books at Comic-Con 2014: A PW Photo-Essay. This year’s Comic-Con International convention, held this past weekend in San Diego, spotlighted a number of high-profile projects.
Manga Buzz is Strong at Comic-Con 2014. While there were fewer manga-related panels than ever on the programming schedule at Comic-con International, there was still lots to see on the floor and publishers reported strong sales at this year's show.
More To Come 107: SDCC 2014 Interview Special: Chuck Palahniuk. Bestselling novelist Chuck Palahniuk discusses his decision to write the sequel to his hit novel 'Fight Club' in comic book form with art by Cameron Stewart and David Mack, coming from Dark Horse in 2015.
Dynamite Entertainment's Surprising 10 Years. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a panel starring director Quentin Tarantino in front of a packed house at the San Diego Comic-Con, it was hard to remember that when Dynamite Publishing launched 10 years ago, no one was sure what to expect.
Kids' Comics Grow Up at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. Scholastic’s Graphix imprint celebrated its 10th anniversary while Abrams, IDW, Viz, and Papercutz showcased old and new kids' and YA properties at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International.
Abrams ComicArts Plans 'Peanuts' Tribute, New Backderf Title. Abrams ComicArts will publish 'The Art of Peanuts in' Fall 2015 in conjunction with a new Peanuts feature film, in addition to 'Trashed,' a new book by Derf Backderf ('My Friend Dahmer') on garbage.
Modan, Tiwary, ‘Saga,’ Los Bros Win Eisner Awards. Rutu Modan’s ‘The Property,’ Vivek Tiwary’s ‘The Fifth Beatle,’ Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples ‘Saga,’ and the Hernandez brothers’ ‘Love and Rockets New Stories #6’ grabbed Eisner Awards.
No Lack of Major Prose Houses at Comic-Con Major book publishers see Comic-con as an incredible promotional platform.
Comic-con Preview Night: New Books from Image, Dark Horse, Archie, D&Q. The traditional kickoff night for Comic-Con attracted the usual mob of fans looking to get their first glimpse of a show floor full of comics, games, TV shows and more
Comixology to Offer DRM-Free Backup Copies. Comixology's new DRM-free backup program is available to any publisher or self-publisher that chooses to make their books available in the program.
Image Expo Kicks Off Comic-Con 2014. Once again, Image Expo gave the publisher an opportunity to show off new projects while contrasting—and criticizing—conventional comics publishing with Image’s lineup of new and original creator-owned works.
The 14 Best Panels About Comics at Comic-Con. Overwhelmed by all the programming at Comic-Con this year? Here are our picks for the best comcis panels, and a list of where to find PW’s own Heidi MacDonald and Calvin Reid at the show. You’ll also find a list of where to find PW’s own Heidi McDonald and Calvin Reid at the show.
Humble Bundle Offers Skybound, Transformers Bundles for Comic-Con. The pay-what-you-wish online venture that distributes DRM-free digital content, is celebrating Comic-Con International: San Diego by launching two separate bundles featuring comics from Robert Kirkman's Skybound imprint and IDW's Transformers series.
San Diego Comic Con 2014 Preview
From the long view, Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) has been the same for years: big, loud, and unforgettable. But the shifting demographics of Comic-Con attendees are changing the playing field, and the fiery rhetoric about the convention’s code of conduct on inappropriate behavior has been heating up. This year's show—to be held July 23–27—will doubtless be a testing ground for new realities, and policies that address those realities.
Image Announces Third Image Expo for Comic-Con
Hoping to counter the glut of show-biz razzle dazzle at Comic-Con in San Diego with some comic book firepower, Image Comics has announced the third Image Expo, an all-Image Comics media day. The event will be held July 23 in San Diego, on the day known to attendees as Preview Night. Although the San Diego Comic-Con runs from Thursday to Sunday, the floor traditionally opens Wednesday evening, on Preview Night, for early displays and giveaways.
More To Come Podcast: SDCC 2014 Interview Special Pt. 1
Publishers Weekly's comics and graphic novels podcast covers the con with a new interview podcast every day, recorded live on the convention floor, and is available for streaming here and download through iTunes. In part one, Heidi MacDonald interviews Eric Powell artist/writer creator of The Goon about his latest work and writer and Comicraft lettering mastermind Richard Starkings about his book Elephantmen and working with Image Comics.
More To Come Podcast: SDCC 2014 Interview Special Pt. 2
In part two of More To Come's San Diego Comic-Con interview special coverage, Calvin Reid talks to comics creator Don Rosa about all things Scrooge McDuck; Eleanor Davis on her new book 'How to Be Happy'; and Lucy Knisley about her new book 'An Age of License'. Meanwhile, Heidi MacDonald interviews Archie Comics President Mike Pellerito and sr. v-p Alex Segura about the life, death and astonishing commercial success of Archie.
More To Come 105: SDCC 2014 Interview Special Pt. 3 In part three of More To Come's San Diego Comic-Con interview special coverage, Heidi MacDonald interviews Jennifer Stuller, the organizer of Geek Girl Con about seeing a need and building a convention and community to fill it. This is followed by an interview with award-winning retailers Portlyn and Autumn of the comic book store Brave New World in Newhall, CA about creating a comfortable and interesting retail environment for a diverse customer base.