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  • Bring Your Bitcoins to Meltdown Comics

    The L.A. shop made headlines in 2014 when it became the first comic book store in the country to accept transactions paid in bitcoin. Three years later, it's still the only one.

  • Manga Houses Shift Focus to Anime Expo over San Diego

    Over the last few years, manga publishers have been shifting their focus and exhibition marketing dollars to Anime Expo, a major show focused on manga, anime and Japanese pop culture based in L.A., over the San Diego Comic-Con International. The trend continued this year.

  • At San Diego Comic-Con, Diversity in Content and Consumers is Key

    The recent San Diego Comic-Con offered a window into the steady transformation of the North American comics industry and its fans.

  • A Renewed Focus on Graphic Novels at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

    This year's show marked continuing demand for graphic novels, driven by children's graphic novels and highlighted by the launch of new imprints at comics houses and at traditional New York trade book houses.

  • Photo Mania: San Diego Comic-Con 2017

    The San Diego Comic-Con International, held July 19-23, brings together the full range of the international pop culture world and Publishers Weekly was there to capture images of the events, artists, publishers and fans attending the biggest pop culture festival in North America.

  • Yen Press to Launch JY, a Kids’ Graphic Novel Imprint in Fall 2017

    Yen Press has announced plans to launch JY, a middle grade graphic novel imprint in fall 2017, named after Yen deputy publisher JuYoun Lee.

  • New Graphic Novels, Series Debut at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

    At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, held July 19-23, DC Entertainment was one of a number of publishers unveiling new projects with its announcement of a new series celebrating the 25th anniversary of the character Harley Quinn.

  • San Diego Comic-Con 2017: All Our Coverage

    Stay up to date on all the latest news about San Diego Comic-Con 2017 with Publishers Weekly—daily updates, podcasts and more. We'll have exclusive interviews, photos and all the rest of the action here.

  • North American Comics Market Hits $1.085 Billion in 2016

    Led by $590 million in sales of book-format graphic novels, the combined graphic novel and comics sales in North America grew 5% to $1.085 billion in 2016, according to a joint estimate by industry news sites Comichron and ICv2.com.

  • Svetlana Chmakova’s Journey from Webcomics to Graphic Novels

    Svetlana Chmakova new YA graphic novel, Brave, which came out in May, had an first printing of 150,000.

  • Comics in Libraries and Schools at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

    A select listing of panels for each day of the Comic Conference for Librarians and Educators, to be held July 19–23.

  • Staying Safe at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

    After a troubling event at a recent con in Phoenix, cosplayers face additional security scrutiny at this year’s SDCC.

  • San Diego Comic-Con 2017: Debut Books and Highlights

    Highlights at this year's SDCC including a celebration of the Jack Kirby Centennial that features a souvenir book and a new Kirby hardcover reprint volume from IDW, as well as debut books from Fantagraphics, First Second, Top Shelf and others.

  • Layoffs at Papercutz

    The children's graphic novel publisher has laid off several workers, including its v-p of marketing.

  • Nine Reasons Manga Publishers Can Smile in 2017

    U.S. manga publishers see strong sales ahead thanks to more ways for readers to access their products, new subject matter, and original series.

  • Graphic Novels Publisher NBM Turns 40

    The indie comics publisher, founded in 1976 by a Syracuse University student, has helped shape the contemporary literary comics landscape.

  • TCAF 2017 Grows; Celebrates NBM, Image, Koyama Press

    Attendance continued to grow at TCAF 2017, which featured programming highlighting the LGBTQ community and celebrated anniversaries of independent publishers Image, Koyama Press and NBM.

  • Photo Mania: Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2017

    Organized by the Toronto Public Library in partnership with The Beguiling comics bookstore, The Toronto Comic Arts Festival was held May 13-14 at the Toronto Reference Library, a sprawling public facility in downtown Toronto. PW was on hand to bring back images of the artists, publishers and fans and events at this year’s festival.

  • Marie Kondo Goes Graphic with ‘Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up’

    The Japanese author of the global bestseller 'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up' is publishing a graphic version of the home organizing guide. Ten Speed Press will be releasing the title in the U.S. this summer.

  • Manga Grows at C2E2 with Classic Reprints, New Licenses

    Manga publishers such as Viz Media, Kodansha andTokyopop were out in force at C2E2 in Chicago.

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