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New York Times to Eliminate Graphic Novels Best Seller List

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Thursday’s news of the shrinking of the New York Times graphic novel best seller lists was quickly eclipsed by other events in the news. So, in case you missed it, New York Times Book Review editor, Pamela Paul, announced that a number of the New York Times best seller lists will be discontinued. Among the […]

March v. 3 sweeps the ALA Youth Media Awards

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In the last few weeks, John Lewis has garnered much media attention for his boycott of the 2017 Presidential inauguration. But today, Lewis is in the news for the multiple awards for the third volume in the March trilogy. This morning, in Atlanta, Georgia the 2017 ALA Youth Media awards were announced the ALA YMA and […]

Links: Notes and Quotes

March artist Nate Powell talks at length about his childhood comics habits, his career as a graphic novelist, and his experiences as the creator of March, including the intensive research that he and the authors did once they realized that the books were being used in history classes as well as English courses: That quest […]

Exclusive: BOOM! to Publish ABC Book by Martin Cendreda

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We’ve got an exciting scoop for you this morning: BOOM! Studios is going to publish a new alphabet book, An Apple and an Adventure, by animator Martin Cendreda. He may not be a household name, but if you are an animation fan, you’ve probably seen his work: He has been a color stylist for Fairly […]

Links: Supergirl Gets New Origin Story

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Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer, Super Mutant Magic Academy) and Joelle Jones (House of Night, Lady Killer) give Supergirl a new origin story in their four-issue miniseries Supergirl: Being Super, and they discuss the story and show off some preview pages at CBR. Also at CBR, I wrote a piece about Rep. John Lewis’s graphic […]

Here’s the Lineup for Free Comic Book Day 2017

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As 2016 winds down, the folks behind Free Comic Book Day have announced next year’s lineup, which will include everything from Barbie to Bad Machinery. Free Comic Book Day will be Saturday, May 6, 2017, and on that day, comic shops will offer a selection of specially produced comics for free as a way to […]

Angouleme Youth Award Finalists Announced

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The finalists have been announced for the Angoulême International Comics Festival’s Prix Jeunesse, which will be awarded at the festival itself, held in Angoulême, France, in January. Angoulême is a truly international festival, and the nominees reflect the interest the French audience has in imported graphic novels; at the same time, French graphic novels are […]

Exclusive: Judd Winick to Co-Write Garfield Graphic Novel for BOOM!

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Big news from BOOM! Studios: Today they are announcing their second Garfield original graphic novel, Garfield: Unreality TV, which will be written by Scott Nickel, Mark Evanier, and Judd Winick and illustrated by Winick and Antonio Alfaro. Winick is the author of the Eisner-nominated Pedro and Me, which won many awards and was a YALSA […]

Blog Tour: Gene Luen Yang on Coding

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In addition to being an award-winning cartoonist, MacArthur Fellow, and the Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang is a former high school computer science teacher, and he brought that expertise in both coding and writing to his graphic novel series Secret Coders (ably illustrated by Mike Holmes). So of course he’s going to […]

Interview: First Second Designer Andrew Arnold

Andrew Arnold has a dual career: He’s the new (since August) associate director of art and design for the graphic novel imprint First Second, and he’s also a comics creator himself—he is one of the co-authors of Adventures in Cartooning (together with James Sturm and Alexis Frederick-Frost) and its many sequels and spinoffs. First Second, […]