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Links: In the good ol’ summertime

ICv2 reports that July 2012 comic book sales were robust, up 22% over the same time last year. Graphic novel sales were also strong, too, with a 16% increase from July 2011. Although this summer’s crop of superhero movies may have sparked a few sales, the bump can be attributed, in part, to the release […]

Links: Drama queen


Smile fans, rejoice: Raina Telgemeier just unveiled the cover for her next project, Drama, and it looks like a winner. Telgemeier didn’t provide many details about the book, but noted that it would be on sale in September. And speaking of Telgemeier, she’ll be the Cartoonist in Residence at the Charles M. Schulz Museum this […]

Links: Good grief, Charlie Brown!


CBR’s Tim O’Shea sits down with Paige Braddock to discuss KABOOM!’s new Peanuts comic. Braddock played several important roles in bringing these comics to press; not only is she the Creative Director of Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, she’s also the inker and colorist for the series. Their biggest challenge: remaining faithful to the spirit […]

Preview: Peanuts #0


Following the success of their Peanuts graphic novel earlier this year, BOOM! Studios is launching a monthly Peanuts comic. Here’s a look at their preview issue, Peanuts #0; the full series launches in January.

Links: 52 pick-up


NPR blogger Glen Weldon casts a critical eye on DC’s much-hyped Justice League #1. His verdict: not bad, though he’s a little concerned about DC’s pledge to reimagine its iconic superheroes in a “younger, angrier, more brash and more modern” light. The title of this Tumblr blog pretty much sums it all up: Superheroes Are […]

Links: Level Up, Air Bender!


Coming soon from Dark Horse: an all-new Avatar: The Last Airbender comic written by Gene Luen Yang, author of American-Born Chinese and Level Up! Yang seems bullish about the project. “The pencils I’ve seen have been pure comics bliss,” he reports. “I giggled when I first saw them. Out loud. No joke. I sounded exactly […]

Links: Princess Knight rides again


Over at MTV Geek, Brigid Alverson takes a look at Osamu Tezuka’s Princess Knight. This ground-breaking shojo title, which debuted in 1953, will be coming to American shores for the first time in October 2011. (Kodansha published a bilingual edition in 2000, but that was aimed at Japanese readers who wanted to improve their English […]

Links: Is the manga revolution over?

Tokyopop, once a trailblazer in the manga publishing field, has announced another round of layoffs. Among the casualties were Lillian Diaz-Pryzbyl, one of the company’s most talented editors, and Asako Suzuki, a relatively new hire who had played a key leadership role at CMX Manga. What the layoffs mean for Tokyopop is still unclear. Yesterday, […]