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  • In Her First YA Graphic Novel, Lauren Myracle Takes On Catwoman

    YA author Lauren Myracle spoke with us about her debut graphic novel, ‘Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale,’ which is part of the DC Books for Young Readers launch list.

  • ‘Nobody’s Fool,’ the Story Behind Zippy the Pinhead

    Bill Griffith’s new graphic biography 'Nobody’s Fool' tells the life story of Schlitzie, the microcephalic sideshow performer who inspired Griffith’s iconic cartoon character Zippy the Pinhead. Along the way, the book offers a look into the vanished world of circuses and sideshows.

  • Panel Mania: Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed in America by Box Brown

    In 'Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed in America' (First Second, April), Box Brown surveys the history of marijuana and provides an illuminating look at the racist social stigmatization, pharmacological affects and legalization movement surrounding marijuana in North America. A 15-page excerpt.

  • Viz Launches Imprint to Publish Original Manga-Inspired Graphic Novels

    Viz Media announced plans to launch Viz Originals, a new imprint that will publish original graphic novels by artists inspired by manga and anime.

  • First Second to Launch World Citizen Comics

    First Second Books, Macmillan’s graphic novel imprint, is launching World Citizen Comics, a line of nonfiction graphic works focused on civic involvement and media literacy, including books for children and teens.

  • Panel Mania: Tyler Cross: Angola By Fabien Nury and Brüno

    In this excerpt from 'Tyler Cross: Angola, Cross,' Nury and Brüno’s 1940s criminal antihero, finds himself imprisoned in Louisiana’s notoriously brutal Angola State Prison after an easy insurance scam turns into a doublecross.

  • Faith Visits the Dreamside: PW Talks with Jody Houser and M.J. Kim

    'Written by Jody Houser with art by M.J. Kim, 'Faith: Dreamside' collects the ongoing adventures of Faith Herbert, aka Zephyr, Valiant Comics’ breakout fangirl-turned-plus-sized superheroine.

  • Panel Mania: No Ivy League by Hazel Newlevant

    In 'No Ivy League,' Hazel Newelvant’s forthcoming graphic memoir, the author looks back on the summer when Hazel was 17 years old and is forced to confront youthful illusions about the world and white privilege. An excerpt.

  • 'Comics Will Break Your Heart': PW Talks with Faith Erin Hicks

    We spoke with Eisner Award-winning comics artist Faith Erin Hicks about her first YA prose novel, 'Comics Will Break Your Heart,' which is named after a quote by legendary superhero artist Jack Kirby.

  • Comics Is a Market in Transition

    Retailers are struggling to adapt to changes among comics consumers and publishers.

  • Panel Mania: A Fire Story by Brian Fies

    'A Fire Story' is an unflinching work of graphic nonfiction detailing the experiences of cartoonist Brian Fies, his family and their neighbors just before and in the aftermath of a devastating Northern California wildfire that destroyed their homes and all their possessions in late 2017. 'A Fire Story' will be published by Abrams ComicArts in March.

  • The Fanatic Is Coming

    The Fanatic, a new biweekly newsletter offering a curated selection of PW's coverage of graphic novels and pop culture, will launch this Wednesday. The Fanatic will run on the first and the third Wednesday of each month.

  • Trotman’s Iron Circus Celebrates ‘Strange and Amazing’ Comics

    Founded by cartoonist/publisher and crowdfunding diva SpikeTrotman to self-publish her early graphic novels, Iron Circus Comics has grown into a full-service queer-friendly small press specializing in publishing original comics works by an impressive range of young artists.

  • Z2 Comics Finds Niche in Graphic Novels and Music

    In 2017, the small indie graphic novel house based in New York published a graphic novel about a down-and-out music producer that included a soundtrack. Since then, the publisher has released a series of graphic novels based on music and the bands that produce it.

  • Denpa Books Debuts with Eclectic Indie Manga List

    Denpa Books, a new indie manga publisher specializing in an eclectic list of titles for grown-up readers, debuted at AnimeNYC in late 2018, and has announced several new titles coming in 2019.

  • PW’s Most-Read Comics Stories of 2018

    The announcement of the final year of Check, Please!, Ngozi Ukazu’s LGBTQ hockey webcomic and graphic novel, PW’s annual comics retailers survey, and Abrams ComicArts’ cancellation of a controversial graphic novel were among PW’s most-read comics stories in 2018.

  • Kupperman’s ‘All The Answers’ Wins PW’s Annual Graphic Novel Critics Poll

    Michael Kupperman’s poignant family memoir 'All The Answers' (Gallery 13) has won PW’s 2018 Graphic Novel Critics Poll.

  • Chris Ryall Returns to IDW Publishing

    Ryall, who left IDW earlier this year, has been named president, publisher, and chief creative officer of the comics and graphic novel publisher. Former IDW president and publisher Greg Goldstein is stepping down.

  • Stan Lee’s Enduring Legacy At Marvel Comics

    The outpouring of tributes to the late, great comics writer, editor, and former chairman of Marvel Comics was a fitting coda to a long and influential career. And his passing is felt most intensely at the publishing house he led.

  • Layoffs at Lion Forge

    St. Louis independent graphic novel publisher Lion Forge has announced a restructuring of the company that includes eliminating 12 positions.

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