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  • 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.

  • Panel Mania: The Illuminati Ball by Cynthia Von Buhler

    Best known for lavish and immersive theater productions, Cynthia Von Buhler also works in the comics medium, creating graphic works that also explore her fascination with secret societies, sensuality, power, and the hunger for freedom. This 13-page excerpt from The Illuminati Ball introduces the reader to a world of lavish fantasy and to the 18th century roots of the Illuminati Ball. The graphic novel will be published by Titan Comics this month.

  • ICv2 Insider Talks 2019: Comics in the Age of Streaming

    This year’s Insider Talks, ICv2's annual conference on comics and pop culture trends, will feature presentations by Graphix publisher David Saylor, ComicHub v-p Atom! Freeman, Comixology CEO David Steinberger and others. The event will be held Oct. 7 at Pace University.

  • Photo Mania: Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2019

    Now in its fifth year, Cartoon Cross Roads Columbus, a festival celebrating comics, cartoons, and animation, held Sept. 28-29 in Columbus Ohio, offered appearances by cartoonists Mike Mignola, Dav Pilkey, Mary Fleener and Jaime Hernandez, as well as access to the gallery and archives of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum on the campus of the Ohio State University.

  • SPX 2019 Spotlights Chris Ware, Eddie Campbell, Sponsor Controversy

    SPX celebrated its 25th year in 2019 with appearances by such indie comics stars as Chris Ware, Eddie Campbell, and Mariko Tamaki, while also having to deal with controversy surrounding the show's sponsorship.

  • Panel Mania: Glenn Ganges in: The River at Night by Kevin Huizenga

    Kevin Huizenga’s new graphic novel 'The River at Night' is a return to the loopy hall of mirrors that is the mind of Glenn Ganges, Huizenga’s irresistibly ordinary fictional dude and guide to the cerebral wonders of the drifting human mind. In this 12-page excerpt, Ganges, unable to sleep, rummages his bookshelves looking for a book that will put him to sleep.

  • NYPL @ NYCC: Selected Panels

    In conjunction with New York Comic Con, the New York Public Library will host a day of programming and professional development for librarians on Thursday, October 3, at its historic building on Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street.

  • Harvey Awards Book of the Year Nominees

    Here are the titles that have been nominated for the 2019 Harvey Awards’ Book of the Year Award.

  • New York Comic Con Reinvents Itself (Again)

    In its annual update, the show will feature new hours and introduce a ticket exchange and a different venue for Anime Fest @ NYCC.

  • Panel Mania: Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass by Mariko Tamaki and Steve Pugh

    Acclaimed comics writer Mariko Tamaki and artist Steve Pugh collaborate on 'Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass', a new graphic novel about the teen years of Harleen Quinzel—better known as Harley Quinn—as she grows up wandering the mean hallways of Gotham City High School. This is a 12-page excerpt.

  • Webtoon Builds an Audience for Webcomics

    The digital publishing and self-publishing platform, which was founded in Korea, has expanded in the U.S., and is preparing to launch a series of nine online graphic adaptations of young adult prose novels published by a variety of big houses.

  • Chris Ware Talks About ‘Rusty Brown’

    Acclaimed graphic novel author Chris Ware answers questions about the creation of his graphic novel 'Rusty Brown' and about his working process.

  • Panel Mania: Pittsburgh by Frank Santoro

    Frank Santoro’s 'Pittsburgh' is an imaginatively rendered graphic memoir that memorializes the lives of his parents and their marriage in 1960s Pittsburgh in a lyrical effort to make sense of their breakup. In this ten-page excerpt Santoro introduces the reader to his parents and his grandparents in a segment of the book set in Pittsburgh in 1968. 'Pittsburgh' will be published in September by New York Review Comics.

  • Will Publishers Roll the Dice on Board Games?

    Board games are booming, but comics publishers are wary about entering the market.

  • Panel Mania: The Forbidden Harbor by Teresa Radice and Stefano Turconi

    Teresa Radice and Stefano Turconi’s beautifully illustrated graphic novel 'Forbidden Harbor' combines high adventure, betrayal, and mystery on the open sea with a deeply moving love story in a richly imagined literary tribute to the ships, sailors, and mythologies of 19th century tall ship sailing. This is a nine-page excerpt from the book, which will be published by NBM in September.

  • The Next 50 Years of Comics Publishing

    The San Diego Comic-Con’s half century of celebrating comics and the broader popular culture serves to mark how much the landscape of popular culture has changed since its inception 50 years ago.

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