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  • Chris Ware Talks About ‘Rusty Brown’

    Acclaimed graphic novel author Chris Ware answers questions about the creation of his graphic novel 'Rusty Brown' and about his working process.

  • Panel Mania: Pittsburgh by Frank Santoro

    Frank Santoro’s 'Pittsburgh' is an imaginatively rendered graphic memoir that memorializes the lives of his parents and their marriage in 1960s Pittsburgh in a lyrical effort to make sense of their breakup. In this ten-page excerpt Santoro introduces the reader to his parents and his grandparents in a segment of the book set in Pittsburgh in 1968. 'Pittsburgh' will be published in September by New York Review Comics.

  • Will Publishers Roll the Dice on Board Games?

    Board games are booming, but comics publishers are wary about entering the market.

  • Panel Mania: The Forbidden Harbor by Teresa Radice and Stefano Turconi

    Teresa Radice and Stefano Turconi’s beautifully illustrated graphic novel 'Forbidden Harbor' combines high adventure, betrayal, and mystery on the open sea with a deeply moving love story in a richly imagined literary tribute to the ships, sailors, and mythologies of 19th century tall ship sailing. This is a nine-page excerpt from the book, which will be published by NBM in September.

  • The Next 50 Years of Comics Publishing

    The San Diego Comic-Con’s half century of celebrating comics and the broader popular culture serves to mark how much the landscape of popular culture has changed since its inception 50 years ago.

  • Photo Mania: San Diego Comic-Con 2019

    The San Diego Comic-Con International, held July 17-21 at the San Diego Convention Center, marked its 50th anniversary, celebrating the show’s rise from small gathering of fans to a showcase for global pop culture. Publishers Weekly was there to capture images of the events, artists, publishers and fans attending the biggest pop culture festival in North America.

  • Ed Brubaker, Tom King Shine at 2019 Eisner Awards

    Ed Brubaker's 'My Heroes Have always been Junkies,' created with artist Sean Phillips (Image), won the 2019 Eisner Award for Best New Graphic Novel, while writer Tom King took home four Eisner awards, among them Best Reprint Graphic Novel, awarded for 'The Vision' (Marvel).

  • NPD, ComicHub Bring Graphic Novel Sales Data to BookScan

    ComicHub, a point of sale software platform that collects sales data from comics shops, has reached an agreement to supply POS data on graphic novel and comics sales to NPD BookScan.

  • San Diego Comic-Con 2019: Comixology Originals, IDW Buys Sunday Press

    Among the early announcements at Comic-Con, Comixology marked its 10th anniversary with a new slate of original titles, and Sunday Press Books has been acquired by IDW.

  • Panel Mania: Drawing Power: Women's Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival Edited by Diane Noomin

    This excerpt-sampler of work from the anthology ‘Drawing Power: Women's Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival’ Edited by Diane Noomin, includes three stories by artists who survived sexual assault: Lee Mars’ “Got Over It,” Carol Lay’s “A Sampler of Misdeeds,” and Ajuan Mance’s “Delusion of Safety.”

  • Square Enix Sets Up U.S. Manga and Book Imprints

    In partnership with Penguin Random House, Japanese video game developer and manga publisher Square Enix is setting up two New York City-based imprints to publish manga, light novels, and other titles based on its gaming and anime properties.

  • HarperCollins to Launch HarperAlley, New Graphic Novel Imprint

    HarperAlley will publish a variety of graphic novels and nonfiction for young readers and adults beginning in fall 2020, under the direction of Andrew Arnold.

  • Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians at Comic-Con

    Once again SDCC is teaming up with the San Diego Public Library to host the annual Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians, a free five-day conference on graphic novels and libraries, held during SDCC, Wednesday–Sunday, July 17–21.

  • The Literary World of Comic-Con

    San Diego Comic-Con isn’t just a place for authors to promote their work—it’s got a literary tradition of its own. Here are some of the books and graphic novels set at or about SDCC.

  • Celebrating 50 San Diego Comic-Cons

    Tracing SDCC’s evolution from a small gathering of fans to the biggest pop culture event in the world.

  • Mixing Prose with Manga, Light Novels Attract North American Fans

    Works of prose fiction with quirky fun plots and manga-style illustrations, Japanese light Novels are attracting a growing audience of fans in North America.

  • 6 Classic Baseball Manga

    We’ve put together a short list of classic manga series inspired by the game of baseball as played and as celebrated in Japan.

  • Panel Mania: Me, Mikko, and Annikki: A Community Love Story in a Finnish City by Tiitu Takalo

    In this deeply researched work of graphic nonfiction, Finnish comics artist Tiitu Takalo has created an inspiring history of a grass roots movement to save an historic neighborhood from demolition, as well as a love story that chronicles her own relationship. This 11-page excerpt provides background on the Tammela neighborhood and on Takalo’s relationship to it. 'Me, Mikko, and Annikki' by Tiitu Takalo (translated by Michael Demson and Helena Halmari) will be published by North Atlantic Books in August.

  • DC Closes Vertigo, Revamps Publishing Under Age-Specific Labels

    As part of the company's restructuring, all DC titles will now be released via three publishing lines: DC Kids, DC, and DC Black Label, beginning in 2020.

  • Panel Mania: Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction Vol. 6 by Inio Asano

    Set in Tokyo three years after a mammoth alien spaceship arrived to hover menacingly over the city, Inio Asano’s charming and unusual sci-fi manga series follows the lives of two irresistible teen girls—Kadode and Ontan—as they navigate high school, friends, and family stuff under the open-ended threat of alien invasion and interplanetary war. A 12-page excerpt.

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