Just the Facts, Ma’am: Which Graphic Novel Categories are the Biggest?

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Ever wonder what categories are the most popular in graphic novels? Think it’s all manga and superheroes? Well, as you can see on the chart to the left, it’s fairly diverse. How did I come up with these percentages? Simple… First, there’s this group called BISG.  They make sure all the standards that booksellers and… […]

iVerse to relaunch ComicsPLUS in November with uView, import and more

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We all know that Amazon’s acquisition of Comixology changed the digital comics landscape. While the benefits that Amazon can bring for Comixology are evident, and still developing, it wasn’t without some steps backwards. When Comixology stopped making in-app purchases due to Amazon/Apple tensions, many publishers saw a drop in digital comics sales. As we’ve noted… […]

ICV2 2014 Conference: White Paper: The Comics Customer: Who Is Reading All Those Comics?

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While most comics fans started New York Comic Con on Thursday, the die-hard industry insiders and watchers began their “con crush” on Wednesday. ICV2.com once again hosted their annual conference at the Javits Center, choosing the theme: The New Comics Customer. As is the tradition, each conference is inaugurated with an industry white paper. Milton… […]

Wolverine and Kitty talk about old times in THE DEATH OF WOLVERINE #3

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Wolverine and Kitty talk about old times in THE DEATH OF WOLVERINE #3http://ift.tt/H76Yf2 Tweet Share With Wolverine’s days dwindling as he dies for the 9th or 10th time in the comics, he and Kitty go to Japan to talk about the days that were, the days that are and the very few days that are […]

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sethhahne: Hey Heidi, do you happen to know how the comics market is split—like mainstream vs “indie” vs Scholastic etc? I’m partly curious how mainstream the mainstream is. I remember reading months ago about Raina Telgemeier’s massive success with Scholastic and I know many of the big names in graphic novels (e.g. Craig Thompson, Chris […]

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SDCC 14: #comicsbeat Toothless, you don’t look well. What’s wrong, boy? #sdcc

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SDCC 14: #comicsbeat Toothless, you don’t look well. What’s wrong, boy? #sdcc http://ift.tt/1tKFHEq Tweet via Instagram http://ift.tt/1rRLasG #call_to_action h4{padding:0px 5px;}

It had to happen: “Call to Cosplay” reality show debuts Monday on MyxTV

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It had to happen: “Call to Cosplay” reality show debuts Monday on MyxTVhttp://ift.tt/1veQOVl Tweet Despite the glut of unscripted reality TV shows and the lack of recent breakout hits, there is still some slightly untilled ground. For years I’ve been saying a cosplay competition show would be a natural, although nerdcentric TV shows are vastly […]

Kirsten Dunst actually wore that Rodarte Star Wars dress to the Met Gala

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Kirsten Dunst actually wore that Rodarte Star Wars dress to the Met Galahttp://ift.tt/1qaJFYO Tweet There is only one night of the year to challenge the Oscars as the fashion highlight of the year, and it’s the Metropolitan Museum of Arts’ annual Costume Institute Gala, this year celebrating designer Charles James and Vogue icon Anna Wintour. […]

DC’s July comics announcements; The coming of Grayson and what’s coming in September

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DC’s July comics announcements; The coming of Grayson and what’s coming in Septemberhttp://ift.tt/1gPzNtP Tweet Here’s the DCU and New 52 solicits for July — and as a BONUS becuase of the lead time needed for the lenticular covers, the September Future’s End solicits, with NO CREATIVE TEAMS ATTACHED, probably because ANYTHING could happen between now […]

Amy Chu Kickstarts a Third Volume of ‘Girls Night Out’ [Interview]

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Amy Chu Kickstarts a Third Volume of ‘Girls Night Out’ [Interview]http://ift.tt/PG6Jyd Tweet For the last several years, writer Amy Chu has been a familiar face at comic conventions around the World – just last year I bumped into her at Thought Bubble! Among other things a contributor to The Beat, Amy is perhaps best known […]

Amy Chu Kickstarts a Third Volume of ‘Girls Night Out’ [Interview]

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Amy Chu Kickstarts a Third Volume of ‘Girls Night Out’ [Interview]http://ift.tt/PG6Jyd Tweet For the last several years, writer Amy Chu has been a familiar face at comic conventions around the World – just last year I bumped into her at Thought Bubble! Among other things a contributor to The Beat, Amy is perhaps best known […]

MoCCA Award of Excellence Winners announced — and here’s where you can get them

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MoCCA Award of Excellence Winners announced — and here’s where you can get themhttp://ift.tt/PSOIMR Tweet Saturday night at a rockin party at the Socirty of Illustrators, the winners of the 2014 MoCCA Arts Festival Awards of Excellence were announced. Winners were all on sale at the festival and were selected by a jury consisting of […]

MoCCA Award of Excellence Winners announced — and here’s where you can get them

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MoCCA Award of Excellence Winners announced — and here’s where you can get themhttp://ift.tt/PSOIMR Tweet Saturday night at a rockin party at the Socirty of Illustrators, the winners of the 2014 MoCCA Arts Festival Awards of Excellence were announced. Winners were all on sale at the festival and were selected by a jury consisting of […]

Comics sales: some say the world will end in fire, some say in dollar issue bins

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Comics sales: some say the world will end in fire, some say in dollar issue binshttp://ift.tt/1lFROiu Tweet So is the great comics boom over? DC’s New 52 initiative in September 2011 kicked off a boom in comics sales that has seen store sales up significantly, more top selling books from all publishers, and the much-wished […]

Comics sales: some say the world will end in fire, some say in dollar issue bins

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Comics sales: some say the world will end in fire, some say in dollar issue binshttp://ift.tt/1lFROiu Tweet So is the great comics boom over? DC’s New 52 initiative in September 2011 kicked off a boom in comics sales that has seen store sales up significantly, more top selling books from all publishers, and the much-wished […]