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  • The 'Hilda' Series Catapulted Luke Pearson's Comics Creation to Stardom

    PW spoke with Luke Pearson, creator of the Hilda comics series and animated Netflix adaptation, and Sam Arthur, managing director at Nobrow, about the creative and business sides of adapting comics to the screen and how it can change a publisher's list.

  • Panel Mania: Embodied: An Intersectional Feminist Comics Poetry Anthology

    'Embodied: An Intersectional Feminist Comics Poetry Anthology,' will be published by A Wave Blue World in May. The comics poem featured in this excerpt is “Tapestry” by Khaty Xiong with art by Morgan Beem.

  • 2020 Was a Tough Year for Comics Shops

    Comics retailers struggled throughout 2020. Here's what they've learned from pushing through the pandemic.

  • Rep. John Lewis’s Life Story Continues in ‘Run: Book One’

    'Run: Book One,' a posthumous work by the late civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, is the continuation of his National Book Award-winning graphic memoir the March trilogy. The book will be published by Abrams ComicArts in August 2021.

  • Penguin Random House Will Distribute Marvel Comics to Comics Stores

    Penguin Random House Publisher Services has reached an agreement with Marvel to distribute its periodical comics and graphic novels to the comics shop market, also known as the direct market.

  • Matt Kindt Creates a New MIND MGMT Comic as NFT

    Cartoonist Matt Kindt, author of the 2013 graphic novel series MIND MGMT, has created a sequel or spin-off story based on the original work in the form of an NFT which is being sold at auction.

  • Panel Mania: Nubia: Real One by L. L. McKinney with art by Robyn Smith

    Celebrated young adult author L.L. McKinney (with art by Robyn Smith) is the author of 'Nubia: Real One', an endearing tale that updates the origin story of Nubia, the Black twin sister of Wonder Woman. In this eight-page excerpt Nubia confronts a dude threatening her friend and in the process reveals her destiny as a superhero.

  • Gutman, Doyle, Conaway Join IDW Publishing, Entertainment Units

    IDW Holdings announced the hiring of Jonny Gutman, Mark Doyle, and Cassie Conaway by its IDW Entertainment and IDW Publishing divisions.

  • Ali’s ‘Rumble In the Jungle’ Told with Photos and Comics

    PW talks with writer JD Morvan about 'Muhammad Ali, Kinshasa 1974,' a new graphic work using photographs and comics to retell the story of The Rumble in the Jungle, Ali's 1974 title bout with George Foreman in the Republic of Congo.

  • Panel Mania: The Thud by Mikael Ross

    After his mother suffers a terrible injury, Noel, a young boy with developmental disabilities, finds that his secure and loving life with her is upended. He is sent to live in a group house that offers him new opportunities for friendship and relationships. This is a 7-page excerpt from Mikael Ross's 'The Thud,' which will be published by Fanatagraphics this month.

  • Sokolowski, Prentz Join Dynamite Entertainment

    Jim Sokolowski, formerly an executive at Marvel, DC, and Archie Comics, has been named v-p and associate publisher at the independent comics house Dynamite Entertainment. In addition, Nick Prentz will join the Dynamite design team.

  • Panel Mania: The Other History of The DC Universe by John Ridley, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Andrea Cucchi

    In 'The Other History of The DC Universe' by John Ridley, acclaimed novelist, screenwriter, and a longtime comics writer, has created an alternative narrative about the iconic superheroes of the DC universe, told from the point of view of DC’s Black and other superheroes of color. An 11-page excerpt.

  • Milestone’s Black Comics Heroes Return in New Series

    Milestone Media, the African American–owned publisher that created the celebrated Black superhero comics universe, will relaunch its publishing program later this month with the release of newly created original series in digital and print formats.

  • Panel Mania: Monumental: Oscar Dunn and His Radical Fight In Reconstruction Louisiana

    'Monumental: Oscar Dunn and His Radical Fight in Reconstruction Louisiana' by Brian K. Mitchell is a graphic account of the life of Dunn, a New Orleans-born former slave, musician, carpenter, and grandmaster freemason, who rose to become the first African American state lieutenant governor and acting governor in the U.S. A 14-page excerpt.

  • A New Guide to the Black Comic Book Community

    'The Access Guide to the Black Comic Book Community 2020-2021', is the first in a series of reference works that will showcase creators of color who released books in 2020 as well as industry institutions and events that spotlight their works.

  • Liang Launches Pop Culture Consultancy

    Kuo-Yu Liang, a veteran comics and pop culture professional, has launched Ku Worldwide, a consultancy offering guidance and industry analysis designed to support firms serving the international pop culture market.

  • Panel Mania: Infinitum: An Afrofuturist Tale by Tim Fielder

    Tim Fielder’s new graphic novel Infinitum: An Afrofuturist Tale is a meta-fictional tale of survival and an epic adventure that celebrates the presence of the Black man and Black woman in genre storytelling from the beginning of time until the end of the universe. A five-page excerpt.

  • Tapas Sees Big Gains for Digital Comics

    Digital comics delivered via mobile devices are attracting impressive traffic and generating revenue for artists and publishers. Tapas, a small U.S.-based mobile comics startup, reported impressive recent growth, and announced plans to partner with traditional print publishers like Scholastic.

  • PW’s Most-Read Comics Stories of 2020

    An Anti-racist graphic novel reading list, the impact of the pandemic on comics retail, the loss of comics conventions and festivals, and the rise in popularity of digital comics for the mobile generation are among the topics covered in PW's most-read comics stories of 2020

  • DC Comics Leaves Its Legacy Behind

    The world’s #2 superhero comics publisher is undergoing a stress test. After several rounds of layoffs and controversial business decisions, comics fans, comics professionals, and retailers are speculating whether DC will choose to abandon comics publishing or the comics shop market entirely.

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