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  • Comics Without Cons

    With public gatherings on hold, comics publishers and creators and pop culture show organizers struggle.

  • Panel Mania: Spellbound: A Graphic Memoir by Bishakh Som

    Transgender comics artist Bishakh Som’s 'Spellbound: A Graphic Memoir' is the story of a leap of faith: Som quits her job as an architect to work fulltime on a graphic novel. But it also evokes Som’s internal process of coming to terms with gender. This is a ten-page excerpt. The book will be published in August by Street Noise Books.

  • A Cartoonist’s Life: PW Speaks with Adrian Tomine

    Adrian Tomine's new graphic memoir 'The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist,' dissects authorial insecurity and self-doubt with a series of alternately hilarious and painful true-life anecdotes. The book will be published this month by D&Q.

  • Abraham, Keller, Levitz Leave the CBLDF Board

    In the wake of the resignation of former CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein, Paul Levitz is retiring from the CBLDF board of directors and the board has accepted the resignations of board members Jeff Abraham and Katherine Keller.

  • Ten Speed to Publish Graphic History of Black Panther Party

    Comics writer David Walker is teaming with artist Marcus Kwame Anderson on 'The Black Panther Party: A Graphic History,' which will be published by Ten Speed Press in January 2021.

  • Brownstein Resigns From CBLDF Following Renewed Allegations

    Charles Brownstein, executive director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund since 2002, has resigned from his position effective immediately following the resurfacing of allegations of sexual assault.

  • Panel Mania: Jack Kirby: The Epic Life of the King of Comics by Tom Scioli

    In the new graphic biography, 'Jack Kirby: The Epic Life of the King of Comics', comics artist and biographer Tom Scioli pays tribute to Kirby, arguably the greatest superhero comic book artist of all time. In this 11-page excerpt Scioli depicts Kirby’s life on the Lower East Side and the beginnings of his interest in becoming a cartoonist and comic book artist.

  • ShortBox: Good Comics Come in Small Packages

    ShortBox is a one-of-a-kind small press that publishes a carefully curated collection of minicomics and sends them out into the world as part of a mail-order box.

  • An Anti-Racist Graphic Novel Reading List

    In tribute to the memory of George Floyd, who died at the hands of the Minneapolis police, and in support of the worldwide outcry over his death, the 'PW' comics editors have compiled a list of graphic titles about African American life and history.

  • Libraries Offer Access to Graphic Novels in Pandemic

    Facing closures and budget shortfalls, libraries look for new ways to support graphic novels amid the ongoing pandemic.

  • Panel Mania: Stuck Rubber Baby by Howard Cruse

    Howard Cruse’s 'Stuck Rubber Baby' is a pioneering graphic novel that explores the relationships and politics surrounding race, sex, and identity in the African-American and LGBTQ communities in the Jim Crow south. In July First Second Books will publish a new edition that will mark its 25th anniversary. This is a 9 page excerpt.

  • Howard Cruse’s Queer Classic ‘Stuck Rubber Baby’ Marks 25 Years

    Pioneering gay cartoonist Howard Cruse died last November while working on a new edition of his acclaimed queer/civil rights graphic novel 'Stuck Rubber Baby'. The book will be published by First Second Books in July in celebration of the book’s 25th anniversary.

  • New Manga: What’s Hot Now

    While most manga publishers are delaying books in print and/or shifting to digital-first releases, there’s still a healthy demand for manga. Here’s the key titles and genre trends being released in Summer/Fall 2020.

  • Manga Publishers Are Holding Steady—For Now

    After years of sales growth, manga publishers are doing their best to respond to the pandemic.

  • Comics for a Mobile Generation

    The Covid-19 pandemic has brought huge swaths of the publishing industry to a halt, but one channel remains open and thriving: mobile webcomics.

  • Panel Mania: Weathering With You Vol. 1 by Makoto Shinkai and Wataru Kubota

    'Weathering With You' Vol.1 by Makoto Shinkai with art by Wataru Kobuta is the story of a teenage boy who runs away from his small island home to the big city of Tokyo, where he meets a mysterious young woman who seems to be able to control the weather. This is a 10-page excerpt from the forthcoming manga.

  • BINC, Comicbook United Raise $950K for Comics Retailers

    The Book Industry Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the newly created Comicbook United Fund, have raised more than $950,000 to be used to support comic shop retailers struggling to survive during the pandemic lockdown.

  • Panel Mania: Cuisine Chinoise: Tales of Food and Life by Zao Dao

    Chinese cartoonist Zao Dao makes her North American debut with 'Cuisine Chinoise: Tales of Food and Life', a collection of food-themed short stories inspired by Chinese folklore to be published by Dark Horse. In this 11-page excerpt two mysterious and hungry visitors arrive at restaurant desperate for customers.

  • Panel Mania: Giant by Mikaël

    Set in 1930s depression-era New York City, 'Giant' by Mikaël, follows the story of a massive, laconic Irish immigrant with a deep secret as he works high above Manhattan on the construction site of the new Rockefeller Center. A ten page excerpt.

  • Superman Smashes the Klan: Superman and Me by Gene Luen Yang

    In this essay-afterword to the graphic novel 'Superman Smashes the Klan' by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru, Yang uses his childhood love of Superman—and his personal experience of racism—to deliver a history of the Ku Klux Klan, the rise of white supremacy in the U.S., and the role the 1940s Superman radio show played in fighting bigotry.

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