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  • Comics Are Ready to Get Retro

    Graphic novel publishers are capitalizing on nostalgia with titles that tie into decades-old media properties, both rebooted and rediscovered.

  • 6 Comics That Rock Out

    A playlist of graphic novel tie-ins to musical acts and albums.

  • MrBallen Makes a Strange, Dark, and Mysterious Graphic Novel

    PW talks with John B. Allen—aka YouTuber and podcast host MrBallen—about the comics adapted from his viral storytelling.

  • 7 Comics That Call for Extra Popcorn

    As film and streaming studios scout comics of all genres for development, graphic novels also take inspiration from cinema—well beyond capes and tights.

  • Panel Mania: 'Maple Terrace' by Noah Van Sciver

    Van Sciver’s new graphic memoir returns to the chaotic household of his 2018 autobiography 'One Dirty Tree,' adding a broadly humorous perspective on growing up in a large, impoverished Mormon family living in a dilapidated, roach-infested house in 1990s New Jersey.

  • TokyoPop Moves Its Distribution to Penguin Random House

    Beginning January 1, Penguin Random House Publisher Services will sell and distribute the entire TokyoPop frontlist and backlist across all sales channels worldwide.

  • Mark Millar on Dark Horse’s Forthcoming Library Edition of His Magic Order Series

    Dark Horse will collect the veteran comics writer's story of a family of magicians battling supernatural evils in a real-world setting in a two-in-one library edition format next January. Millar spoke with 'PW' about the forthcoming volume and his plans for rolling out his older and newer work with Dark Horse.

  • Panel Mania: 'A Witch’s Guide to Burning' by Aminder Dhaliwal

    Aminder Dhaliwal’s new graphic novel 'A Witch’s Guide to Burning' transforms the grim notion of burning witches at the stake into an epic quest in a fantasy world marked by magic, demons, and a search for lost memories. A six-page excerpt.

  • Abrams to Launch Manga Imprint, Kana

    Abrams ComicArts is launching a new imprint, Kana, focusing on manga series translated into the English language for the U.S. market, primarily catering to adult audiences. Its first titles, including 'Leviathan' by Shiro Kuroi and 'Manhole' by Tetsuya Tsutsui, are due this fall.

  • Panel Mania: 'Single Mothering' by Anna Härmälä

    Anna Härmälä’s new graphic novel, 'Single Mothering,' offers an all too reliable, often hilarious account of the social and emotional challenges facing single mothers. An eight-page excerpt.

  • Sales Dropped at Comics Shops in 2023, ComicsPRO Survey Finds

    Sales fell at 69% of responding retailers in 2023 compared with 2022, with sales of new comics periodicals down at 73% of responding comic shops and graphic novel sales down at 65%.

  • Panel Mania: 'Advocate' by Eddie Ahn

    Eddie Ahn’s 'Advocate: A Graphic Memoir of Family, Community, and the Fight for Environmental Justice' is a thoughtful addition to the literature of immigration. A seven-page excerpt.

  • Panel Mania: 'Fall Through' by Nate Powell

    Nate Powell’s new graphic novel 'Fall Through' is a moving tribute to the musical power and community of 1990s punk rock. A nine-page excerpt.

  • MoCCA 2024 Makes a Splash

    This year's MoCCA Arts Fest, an annual indie comics and graphic novel festival held March 16-17, drew large and enthusiastic crowds to New York City's Metropolitan Pavilion.

  • Panel Mania: 'Ruth Asawa: An Artist Takes Shape' by Sam Nakahira

    Sam Nakahira’s 'Ruth Asawa: An Artist Takes Shape' is a diligent and charmingly illustrated graphic biography chronicling the life and creative career of the celebrated Japanese American sculptor. A 10-page excerpt.

  • From Middle Grade Novel to Graphic Novel

    There’s more to adapting a chapter book into a graphic novel than just drawing pictures to go with the words. Adapters often bring a whole new level of extratextual communication to the page.

  • New Middle Grade Graphic Novel Adaptations to Look Out For

    We’ve gathered a list of some upcoming middle grade graphic adaptations.

  • The Boom in Middle Grade Novels Turned Comics

    As the middle grade graphic novel category has grown in recent years, the number of graphic adaptations of middle grade books has exploded.

  • Show Me the Data: PW Talks with Katie Pryde

    The owner of Portland, Ore.–based comics shop Books with Pictures is leading an industry-wide effort to improve the quality of comics metadata.

  • Six Signs You’re in a Comics Shop

    Wonder where you’ve wandered into—and why there’s a looming statue of an Ewok? How are comics shops different from general bookstores? If you’re asking that question, you definitely haven’t browsed a comics shop before. Here are six hallmarks that set the specialty retailer apart.

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