YALSA list is up

The final nominations for YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens list is up. Via David Welsh, who has analysis, as does Blog@. Tokypop and DC Comics lead the final nominations for the Young Adult Library Services Association’s annual list of Great Graphic Novels For Teens with 23 nods each. DC’s nominations include titles from its […]

Ride the Blog Flume

Tim Hensley, Jonathan Bennett, Todd Hignite, Alvin Buenaventura and Ken Parille have united for a new blog called simply Blog Flume. Thus far they are blogging up a storm! Topics covered: Bennett on the bird paintings of Charley Harper, Parille on the cartoons of Abner Dean, and an utterly fantastic slideshow by Hensley on the […]

Tor Books pacts with Seven Seas

Here’s that manga publishing pact we were talking about yesterday, as scooped by PW’s Calvin Reid: Tor Books has signed up Seven Seas to produce a line of 6-8 manga a month: Science fiction and fantasy publisher Tor Books announced plans to enter the U.S manga market by creating a new manga imprint with Seven […]

Crabapple and Haspiel help with love lives

Nerve approaches famous Brooklynites for sex advice — including cartooners Dean Haspiel and Molly Crabapple!Sacre bleu! Is there nothing this new breed of cartooners does not know! Here’s a sampling of Haspiel’s wisdom: A friend has invited me to join her at sex parties a few times. I always make up an excuse about why […]

Patterson teams with Yen, Curious Pics

Yet another best selling author James Patterson, is setting up his own toon/graphic novelly/manga deal. Patterson has sold some 140 million books, so that is a lot of books. One deal is with Yen Press (PR in the jump) which will serialize his “Maximum Ride” YA series in their manga anthology, Yen Plus. He’s also […]