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  • DC to Launch DC Universe Infinite Comics Subscription Service

    DC Comics announced that DC Universe, a video on demand streaming service offering DC films, TV shows, comics, and online community, will be transformed into a digital comics subscription service in January 2021.

  • Panel Mania: My Broken Mariko by Waka Hirako

    In Waka Hirako’s 'My Broken Mariko,' Tomoyo, a young professional woman, is shocked to learn that Mariko, her closest friend, has committed suicide. But Tomoyo also knows Mariko’s father has abused her since she was a child. In this 8-page excerpt, Tomoyo decides to she avenge the unnecessary death of her friend by stealing Mariko’s ashes from her abusive father.

  • Panel Mania: Blade Runner 2019: Off World Vol. 2 by Michael Green, Mike Johnson, and Andres Guinaldo

    In this 10-page excerpt from 'Blade Runner 2019: Off World Vol. 2' by Michael Green, Mike Johnson, and Andres Guinaldo, the graphic novel sequel to Ridley Scott’s acclaimed 1982 dystopian sci-fi film, Blade Runner Ash Ashina has been tracked down by another ruthless Blade Runner looking for a child Ashina rescued seven years earlier. 'Blade Runner 2019: Off World Vol. 2' will be published this month by Titan Comics.

  • Bird in Hollywood: PW Talks with Dave Chisholm

    In a release marking the centennial of the birth of jazz alto saxophonist and bebop cocreator Charlie "Bird" Parker, this month cartoonist and trumpeter Dave Chisholm will publish 'Chasin' the Bird: Charlie Parker In California,' a graphic biography that recounts Parker's stay in Los Angeles during the late 1940s.

  • Dark Horse to Publish, Distribute Print Editions of Comixology Originals

    Comixology Originals, Amazon’s digital-first original comics publishing platform, has reached an agreement with Dark Horse Comics to publish and distribute print editions of four new Comixology Original graphic novels. The four titles will be released in Spring 2021.

  • A Virtual Reality Check for Publishing

    Are publishers ready for VR gaming prime time?

  • Race and Representation: Relaunching Asterix in America

    Papercutz has launched a new American edition of Asterix, one of the bestselling comics in the world, but there’s a problem: the popular French classic makes use of stereotypical caricatures of African characters that have long been considered offensive to many people.

  • Panel Mania: Chasin' The Bird: Charlie Parker in California by Dave Chisholm with Peter Markowski

    Dave Chisholm’s stellar graphic biography, 'Chasin’ The Bird: Charlie Parker in California', is a superbly crafted and imaginative record of a legendary two-year period beginning in 1945 during which bebop innovator Charlie Parker traveled to California. In this 6-page excerpt the great tenor saxophonist John Coltrane tells the story of the first time he met Parker.

  • Trexler Named Interim CBLDF Executive Director

    The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has appointed Jeff Trexler its interim director, effective immediately.

  • New York Comic Con 2020 Canceled, Switches to Virtual Event

    ReedPop, organizer of New York Comic Con, scheduled to be held October 8-11 at the Javits Convention Center, has canceled the annual in-person 2020 event and plans to partner with YouTube to produce an all-digital version of the giant pop culture convention.

  • Panel Mania: Flamer by Mike Curato

    In Mike Curato’s new young adult graphic novel Flamer, the reader is introduced to Aiden Navarro, a 14 year-old Catholic kid about to enter High School. In this 15-page excerpt Aiden introduces his family, his friends, and his frenemies, as well as his relationship to the Catholic church and the Boy Scouts, two institutions that exert an enormous influence—good and ill—over his life and the lives of other queer youth.

  • Walden, Takei, Telgemeier, Tamaki Win 2020 Eisner Awards

    Tillie Walden’s 'Are You Listening?' won the 2020 Eisner Award for the Best New Graphic Novel during an online version of the annual awards ceremony that was streamed the evening of July 24.

  • Panel Mania: Paying the Land by Joe Sacco

    In his new book 'Paying the Land', acclaimed comics journalist Joe Sacco pays a visit the Dene and other Indigenous people in their vast and majestic homelands in Canada’s Northwest Territories near the arctic circle. In this 12-page excerpt Sacco talks with chief Dolphus Jumbo and learns about the terrible impact of Canada’s residential schools, and the pull between traditional life in the bush and the benefits and the severe social problems that come with modern life.

  • Fantasy, Power, and Magic: PW Talks with V.E. Schwab.

    ‘PW’ Talks with bestselling fantasy novelist V.E. Schwab about 'The Rebel Army', the final volume in her graphic novel trilogy 'Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince', which was published July 8.

  • Vortex247 Showcases African Digital Comics

    Vortex247, a Lagos, Nigeria-based African-centric digital comics platform, is developing the next generation of talent and content aimed at the African continent’s rapidly-expanding mobile-digital consumer base.

  • 2019 North American Comics Sales Hit Record $1.21 Billion

    Combined sales of graphic novels and periodical comics in the U.S. and Canada hit their highest point yet in 2019, according to a joint estimate produced by trade news sites ICv2 and Comichron.

  • Comics Without Cons

    With public gatherings on hold, comics publishers and creators and pop culture show organizers struggle.

  • Panel Mania: Spellbound: A Graphic Memoir by Bishakh Som

    Transgender comics artist Bishakh Som’s 'Spellbound: A Graphic Memoir' is the story of a leap of faith: Som quits her job as an architect to work fulltime on a graphic novel. But it also evokes Som’s internal process of coming to terms with gender. This is a ten-page excerpt. The book will be published in August by Street Noise Books.

  • A Cartoonist’s Life: PW Speaks with Adrian Tomine

    Adrian Tomine's new graphic memoir 'The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist,' dissects authorial insecurity and self-doubt with a series of alternately hilarious and painful true-life anecdotes. The book will be published this month by D&Q.

  • Abraham, Keller, Levitz Leave the CBLDF Board

    In the wake of the resignation of former CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein, Paul Levitz is retiring from the CBLDF board of directors and the board has accepted the resignations of board members Jeff Abraham and Katherine Keller.

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