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  • Mad Cave Acquires Kids' Graphic Novel House Papercutz

    Graphic novel publisher Mad Cave Studios has acquired Papercutz, the groundbreaking children’s graphic novel house founded in 2005.

  • Panel Mania: Fantastic Four: Full Circle by Alex Ross

    Acclaimed superhero cover artist Alex Ross’s 'Fantastic Four: Full Circle', a passionate homage to Marvel’s great superhero artist Jack Kirby, is his first solo effort at writing and drawing a full superhero graphic novel. An eight-page excerpt.

  • The Great Nerdification

    The crossover between tabletop gaming, comics, and book publishing is intensifying.

  • Close-Up on: Chas! Pangburn and Lower Your Sights

  • Panel Mania: All Your Racial Problems Will Soon End by Charles Johnson

    Novelist, essayist, professor, and, MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Charles Johnson has worked for years as a professional cartoonist and illustrator, and his new book, 'All Your Racial Problems Will Soon End,' collects 50 years of his cartooning. An 11-page excerpt.

  • Manga Sales Up, Exhibitors Down at San Diego Comic-Con

    Despite the diminished presence of manga on the exhibition floor of the San Diego Comic-Con, manga and webtoon publishers continue to report a wave of strong sales and fan enthusiasm.

  • Kids’ Comics Come Roaring Back at Comic-Con

    Riding their recent surge in popularity, creators and publishers of middle grade and YA graphic novels had a strong presence at Comic-Con in San Diego.

  • San Diego Comic-Con Returns with Smaller Crowds, Big Smiles

    It might have been hard to tell because of the mask requirement, but there were a lot of smiles at the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con, held July 21-24 at the San Diego Convention Center.

  • Windsor-Smith’s ‘Monsters’ Wins 2022 Eisner for Best New Graphic Novel

    Barry Windsor-Smith’s 'Monsters' (Fantagraphics) was named Best New Graphic Novel during the 2022 Will Eisner Comic Awards ceremony, held at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

  • Panel Mania: The Last Session Vol 1: Roll For Initiative by Jasmine Walls and Dozerdraws

    'The Last Session' is the story of a delightfully diverse group of close high school friends and RPG gamers as they confront the significance of friendships as they also prepare to finish a longrunning Dice & Deathtraps gaming campaign. An 11-page excerpt.

  • All the Cool Kids Are Watching Anime at the Cinema

    Art house cinemas and a variety of arts institutions are increasingly treating anime as art, and screening series are proliferating—including one at the Japan Society in New York, which will show Hayao Miyazaki's 'Princess Mononoke' in 35mm film on July 22.

  • More Layoffs Hit Oni-Lion Forge

    Less than a month after the publisher and v-p of creative and business development were laid off at the comics publisher, a new round of dismissals hit the company last week, casting uncertainty over its future.

  • Penguin Classics Adds Marvel to the Literary Canon

    The first three titles in the Penguin Classics Marvel Collection were released last month and we talk to Ben Saunders, professor of English and director of the Cartoon and Comics Studies minor at the University of Oregon and editorial director for the line, about his vision for the series.

  • Panel Mania: Halina Filipina: A New Yorker in Manila by Arnold Arre

    In 'Halina Filipina', a charming comics rom-com by Arnold Arre, Halina MItchell, a biracial Filipino New Yorker, makes a trip to Manila to reconnect with her Filipino roots and meets a snide but charming local movie critic. A 12-page excerpt.

  • Tuttle Provides Showcase for Filipino Graphic Novels and Prose

    Tuttle Publishing, which has been bringing English-language editions of Asian books to an international audience since 1948, is set to release a total of seven books by Filipino authors between now and October.

  • Close-Up on: Svetlana Chmakova

  • Seven Seas Voluntarily Recognizes Union

    Independent manga publisher Seven Seas Entertainment has agreed to recognize the United Workers of Seven Seas as the union representative of its workers without an election.

  • Toronto Comic Arts Festival Makes In-Person Return

    After a three year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, held June 17-19, welcomed in-person artists and fans to the Toronto Reference Library for an international presentation of new titles and artists.

  • Meet Linda Sunshine, Groundbreaking Book Trade Comics Editor

    Linda Sunshine established comics reprint imprints at both Harmony Books and Fireside in the 1970s that produced some of the earliest hardcover and trade paperback comics collections in the book trade.

  • Panel Mania: Animal Castle by Xavier Dorison and Felix Delep

    In this homage to George Orwell’s 'Animal Farm', the cocreators of 'Animal Castle' have expanded Orwell’s allegorical attack on totalitarian societies to include an embrace of civil disobedience, nonviolent resistance, and the concept of love, as weapons to fight and beat social oppression. An eight-page excerpt.

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