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  • 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.

  • Boom! Plans ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ Graphic Novel in 2020

    Boom! Studios announced plans to publish Kurt Vonnegut’s classic sci-fi/antiwar novel 'Slaughterhouse-Five' as a graphic novel. It will be adapted by the writer Ryan North, artist Albert Monteys, and colorist Ricard Zaplana.

  • ‘They Called Us Enemy’ Tops PW’s Graphic Novel Critics Poll

    'They Called Us Enemy,' a graphic memoir by activist and longtime 'Star Trek' actor George Takei that recounts the story of his Japanese American family's internment during WWII, has claimed the top spot on PW’s annual Graphic Novel Critic’s Poll.

  • Panel Mania: Go With The Flow by Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann

    In this 11-page excerpt of a forthcoming young adult graphic novel, four high school girls organize their school and their community to make sure the issues around menstruation and female health are no longer ignored. 'Go With the Flow' is co-written by Lily Williams and Karen Schneeman (with art by Williams) and will be published in January by First Second.

  • IDW Debuts Spanish Graphic Novel Line with Takei's 'They Called Us Enemy'

    IDW kicks off its Spanish-language graphic novel publishing initiative with George Takei's bestselling graphic memoir 'They Called Us Enemy,' to be released in a Spanish edition in June 2020.

  • Manga, Novels, Anime, Games Mingle at Anime NYC 2019

    Anime NYC 2019, held at the Javits Center November 15-17, expanded to fill the entire 410,000 square foot main exhibition floor of the convention center, with booths from anime, game, and manga companies and all kinds of merchandise.

  • Yes He Did: Barajas Graphic Bio Reclaims Great-Granddad’s Civil Rights Legacy

    Henry Barajas’ Latinx memoir and graphic biography of his social activist great-grandfather, 'La Voz de M.A.Y.O.: Tata Rambo' with art by J. Gonzo, will be published this month by Image Comics.

  • Panel Mania: Chasing Echoes by Dan Goldman and George Schall

    Dan Goldman and George Schall’s new graphic novel 'Chasing Echoes' is a comically driven story of a Jewish-American family’s search for their pre-Holocaust roots in the old country. In this 10-page excerpt we meet the unwieldy, indeed, dysfunctional clan as they arrive in Poland at a time when issues around creeping fascism and intolerance once again crowd the headlines.

  • Panel Mania: Two Dead by Van Jensen and Nate Powell

    Set in 1946 in Little, Rock, Ark., 'Two Dead' by Van Jensen and Nate Powell is the fictional story of Gideon Kemp, a returning WWII veteran and trained law enforcement officer, secretly recruited to the police force by the city’s mayor in an effort to put an end to the sadistic, violent tenure of the longtime Police Chief Bailey. In this 10-page excerpt we also meet two African American brothers on different sides of the law, in a gripping evocation of the violent social landscape of the 1940s racist American south. The book will be published in November by Gallery 13.

  • Photo Mania: Comic Arts Brooklyn 2019

    Comic Arts Brooklyn, an annual festival focused on indie and self-published comics and graphic novels held on the campus of Pratt Institute November 2, featured an expanded number of tables and exhibiting artists.

  • Dead Reckoning, Marvel Team to Publish ‘Atlas at War’ Combat Comics

    Dead Reckoning, the graphic novel imprint of the Naval Institute Press, has teamed with Marvel Comics to produce 'Atlas at War,' a hardcover collection of classic combat comics stories created by a group of now-acclaimed artists, among them Jack Kirby, Bernie Krigstein, and John Severin.

  • 10 Romantic Shojo Manga

    We collect 10 romantic shojo manga that capture the fun and charm of the category.

  • Panel Mania: Drops of God by Tadashi Agi and Shu Okimoto

    First published in English in 2011, this new edition of The Drops of God by Tadashi Agi (a pseudonym for sibling creators Shin and Yuko Kibayashi) with artwork by Shu Okimoto, will be released in a digital edition by Comixology Originals. In this 12-page excerpt, a young female sommelier (or wine expert), who has botched the pouring of a rare wine, is rescued by Kanzaki Shizuku's dazzling and superior skills as a sommelier.

  • New York Comic Con Looks Ahead

    NYCC sold 210,000 tickets in 2019 as graphic novel sales continue to grow, auguring an even bigger show next year.

  • Photo Mania: New York Comic Con 2019

    New York Comic Con 2019 was held October 3-6 at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. Publishers Weekly was on hand to bring back images of the artists, publishers and fans attending the annual celebration of comics, graphic novels and popular culture.

  • Krosoczka’s ‘Hey, Kiddo’ Wins Book of the Year at Harvey Awards

    'Hey Kiddo,' Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s graphic memoir about familial dysfunction, won Book of the Year, while Alison Bechdel and Mike Mignola were inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Harvey Awards, held during New York Comic Con.

  • U.S. Comics Publishers Tap a Rich Vein of Eurocomics

    More U.S. trade book publishers than ever are licensing Franco-Belgian, Italian, Spanish, and northern European comics and offering new frontlist titles and archival collections in English translations.

  • NYCC 2019: Events at Javits, NYPL; Abrams Debuts New LGBTQ Graphic Imprint

    New York Comic Con, which will run from Oct. 3-6 at the Javits Center, kicked off its 2019 show at another venue, the New York Public Library, and with a flurry of announcements that included a new LGBTQ imprint at Abrams, and news about Lion Forge and its Magnetic Press imprint.

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