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  • Panel Mania: Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry by Julian Peters

    Published by Plough Publishing to mark the celebration of National Poetry Month in April, 'Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry' by Julian Peters offers a series of delightful, often moving, visual recreations of classic poems. In this 10-page excerpt Peters recreates Seamus Heaney’s 'The Given Note', and Dylan Thomas’s 'The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower.'

  • Comics vs. Coronavirus: Following Up with Comics Retailers

    PW’s annual comics retailer survey was published just as the virus began to disrupt the U.S. comics and book marketplace. However, since the feature was published, the pandemic has hit the country head on, forcing many comics and book retailers to close, at least temporarily.

  • Diamond Comic Halts Payments to Publishers

    Diamond Comic Distributors, the largest distributor of comics in North America, announced that it will not pay publishers and other vendors this week.

  • A Look Inside the 21st-Century Comics Shop

    Comics retailers are embracing new titles, welcoming new readers, and shifting to a curatorial approach to stocking.

  • Colvin Ramps Up Graphic Novels at LBYR

    After launching graphic novel lines at Andrews McMeel and Lion Forge, Andrea Colvin has joined Hachette with big plans for graphic novels at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

  • Panel Mania: The Oracle Code by Marieke Nijkamp and Manuel Preitano

    DC’s new YA graphic novel 'The Oracle Code' by Marieke Nijkamp with art by Manuel Preitano updates the Batman legend of Barbara Gordon, daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon, who is paralyzed after a gunshot wound. Now she’s a wheelchair-bound teen hacker enrolled in a special school for the disabled where students are missing. This is a 13-page excerpt.

  • The Second Coming of ‘Second Coming’: PW Talks with Mark Russell

    PW talks to comics writer Mark Russell about his controversial graphic novel 'Second Coming' (with art by Richard Pace), the story of Jesus Christ returning to earth, this time with Earth's mightiest superhero as his roommate. The trade paperback collection was published this month by Ahoy Comics.

  • Black Girl Genius: Talking with Devin Grayson and Alitha Martinez

    The creators of Humanoids’ new graphic novel ‘Omni: The Doctor Is In’, a hybrid medical mystery/paranormal thriller, talk with PW about creating a contemporary black female genius superhero.

  • Panel Mania: Everything Is Beautiful, and I'm Not Afraid by Yao Xiao

    'Everything is Beautiful, And I’m Not Afraid: A Baopu Collection' by Yao Xiao is delightful and poetic graphic memoir by a China-born, queer, immigrant illustrator and cartoonist who has lived in the U.S since 2006. This is a 16 page excerpt. The book will be published in March by Andews McMeel.

  • The End of Fante Bukowski: PW talks with Noah Van Sciver

    Cartoonist Noah Van Sciver and Fantagraphics have teamed up to publish 'The Complete Works of Fante Bukowski', a hardcover compilation, and tongue-in-cheek tribute, to the self-proclaimed literary genius.

  • CBLDF Launches Rory Root Comics Retailer Grants

    The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund plans to create the Rory D. Root Comics Ambassador Grant, a program designed to support community building by retailers, named in honor of the late Rory Root, an influential Berkeley comics retailer noted for his pioneering embrace of book trade practices and outreach to the library market.

  • SCAD Comics Forum Shows Students the Biz

    The Savannah College of Art and Design’s sequential-art program keeps doing what it’s been doing for more than a quarter century: teaching its students how to break into the graphic novel and comics market.

  • Panel Mania: Banned Book Club by Kim Hyun Sook, Ko Hyung-Ju, and Ryan Estrada

    'Banned Book Club' by Kim Hyun Sook, Ko Hyung-Ju, and Ryan Estrada is the true story of Hyun Sook’s years as a South Korean college student under the brutal military regime of the early 1980s. In this 11-page excerpt a naive and apolitical Hyun Sook meets the fearless student members of a book club that will eventually transform her life as a student and as a citizen. 'Banned Book Club' will be published this month by Iron Circus Comics.

  • Is a New Publisher Called Bad Idea Actually Good For Comics?

    Bad Idea is a newly launched comics publisher designed to revive monthly periodical comics and provide economic support to direct market comics shops. Beginning in May the house will publish a limited number of monthly serials by popular artists, sold exclusively via comics shops.

  • Showtime at the Apollo: PW Talks with James Otis Smith

    Abrams ComicArts will release a trade paperback edition of Ted Fox's graphic nonfiction work 'Showtime at the Apollo: The Epic Tale of Harlem’s Legendary Theater,' on February 25. The book's comics artist and designer discusses his role in creating the book.

  • Panel Mania: Big Black: Stand At Attica by Frank "Big Black" Smith, Jared Reinmuth, and Améziane

    'Big Black: Stand at Attica' by Frank “Big Black” Smith, Jared Reinmuth, and Ameziane, is the memoir of Frank Smith, a prisoner negotiator during the Attica Prison revolt, and a grim history of one of the bloodiest rebellions in the history American prisons. This is a 15 page excerpt from the book which will be published this month by Archaia.

  • Four Dead in Ohio: Derf Backderf On Kent State

    Derf Backderf’s new graphic novel 'Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio', which will be published in April by Abrams ComicArts, is a meticulously researched, emotionally gripping account of the era-defining tragedy of its title.

  • Surviving Violence: PW Talks with Joel Christian Gill

    Joel Christian Gill's new graphic memoir 'Fights: One Boy's Triumph Over Violence' is the story of his arduous triumph over a personal history of violence, bullying and sexual abuse. The book will be published this month by Oni Press.

  • Panel Mania: The PLAIN Janes by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg

    'The PLAIN Janes' by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg is the story of teenage misfit artist Jane Beckels, who is forced to leave fictional Metro City—a clear stand-in for New York—after a terrorist attack. She bands together with a group of girls (also named Jane) in her new town to create an anonymous guerilla art collective: People Loving Art In Neighborhoods—The PLAIN Janes. This is an 11-page excerpt.

  • PW’s Most-Read Comics Stories of 2019

    The enormous popularity of Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man graphic novel series, trends in the changing U.S. comics and graphic novel retail landscape, and the growing popularity of manga and anime-influenced Japanese light novels, were among PW’s most-read stories about comics in 2019.

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