April sales were definitely a pick-me-up for the comics industry. Even the sedate industry news site ICv2 used the blurb “Comics and Graphic Novel Sales Surge”
Standing around with a few random indie bookseller types at MoCCA recently, one of them stated “Barnes & Noble will be gone in a year!” It’s a popular opinion but not a popular result – B&N may be the last of the big box bookchains, but when Borders went under it traumatized comics, manga and […]
§ NICE ART: Chris Reynolds made a name for himself in 80s indie comics with Mauretania, an ongoing published in his native Britain. Nowthe fine folks at New York Review Graphic Novels have brought it out in a new hardcover editions, The New World: Tales from Mauretania, the latest in their series of extremely tasteful and […]
Michael DeForge’s powerful parable of gentrification is getting a hardcover edition from D&Q in 2019.
Ruben Bolling’s political comic strip Tom The Dancing Bug has won the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in the Cartoon category. The Award is given for “work reporting on issues of human rights and social justice.” Bolling previously won the 2017 Herblock Prize for Editorial Cartooning, and the 2014 Gold Medal from the […]
Everything was coming up Action #1000 for DC in April, as it led Diamond’s just released sales charts, however sales in general weresharply up from March,
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As the comics industry adapts to changes in marketing, creators have to spend more nad more time on business functions. Some are trying to find help doing that and iover in the UK, Tara Ferguson is aiming to be the one who they can turn to. She’s launched her very own freelance marketing company, named, […]
The shortlist for the annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids’ Comics has been announced by Kids Read Comics. The winner will be announced at the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival in June. Judges seek out excellent comics aimed at school-aged children and young teens and score the work on four main criteria: Quality, Timelessness, […]
The other day The Beat was the first to report that LA’s Epic Icon Comic Con had been cancelled a week out. The two sites that cover such #confails have also weighed in with some new information. PopCultHQ’s April Carvelli has done a thorough investigation that I would call must reading, especially for looking at how […]