The folks at Comic-Con International have posted the nominees for the 2012 Eisner Awards. This year was an exceptionally good one for kids’ comics; kid-friendly titles were nominated in categories across the board, from Best Single Issue to Best Continuing Series. Better still, the panel of judges — which included our own Brigid Alverson — [...]
Sometimes, I feel like my students are slow to catch onto fads. The Witch & Wizard series by James Patterson has been around for some time in novel form, but it’s only this year that the series has become a hot – something everyone wants to check out. So the addition of two graphic novel series to this franchise will only excite already devoted readers.
Viz Media seems to be moving into a new section of the market: Licensed series based on animated cartoons, which proved quite lucrative for Del Rey back in the day. The first of their Voltron Force graphic novels debuts this week, and they have plans for a couple more. The books are based on the [...]
Coming soon to a comic store near you: a brand-new edition of Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life. The second edition will be hardbound, with a snazzy new cover design by creator Bryan Lee O’Malley and colors by award-winning artist Nathan Fairbairn. Look for the first volume in stores in August 2012. For his latest Comics [...]
If you’re lucky enough to be at Emerald City Comic Con this weekend, you could pick up a copy of The Avalon Chronicles at the Oni Press booth; otherwise, you’ll have to wait a few weeks for this delightful teen-fantasy graphic novel by Christina Weir and Nunzio DeFilippis, illustrated by Emma Vieceli. Here are the [...]