For most of my life, the comings and goings of garbage was pretty much a mystery to me. When I was a kid, I put it in a can. When I lived in New York City, I dropped it down a shoot. And so on. It wasn’t until I moved out to the middle of […]
Comics Experience owner Brian Hibbs has done his annual service to the industry byanalyzing the yearly graphic novels sales charts as reported to Bookscan. This is information people normally pay thousands of dollars for so it is technically leaked info, but while it’s there let’s take advantage of it. As Hibbs points out, these numbers do not reflect comics shops, indie bookstores, book fair or libraries, to name but four huge outlets for GN sales. So they are not complete. However they are a metric , and one that’s worth studying.
Given the recent tragic events in Paris, Vincent Mahé’s absolutely stunning 750 Years In Paris is a sprawling reminder that this is not the first time darkness has been cast over that city, and it’s likely not the last. Paris has been home to bloodshed and destruction, as well as a site of rebuilding and […]
That Kate Beaton book we told you about has been officially announced. And yes, it’s called King Baby, and here’s the cover, courtesy of Publishers Weekly. The book will be out on Sept 13, 2016 from Scholastic’s Arthur A. Levine Books. Beaton’s autocratic baby has been a feature of her tumblr for a while, and […]
Canadian literary treasure Margaret Atwood has been toying with comics for a while, showing up at conventions and expressing her interest in the form. And now she’s taken the plunge! With a band new graphic novel, Angel Catbird, which will be illustrated bu Johnnie Christmas (Sheltered). The book is the first in a trio of all-ages (!) graphic novel that tell the story of “an unusual superhero. The first book comes out in fall of 2016, published in conjunction with Keep Cats Safe and Save Bird Lives, a charity led by conservation group Nature Canada.
When I saw an item about a new book in TwoMorrows Modern Masters from Paolo Rivera in my feed I thought “Oh cool! Rivera is such a good artist. “And then I wondered “Have they ever put out a books with a female artist?” These one volume career retrospectives are an attractive series of interviews […]
Sure, lots of people are silently panicking over preregistration for Comic–Con International, and most haven’t even thought about what to do for Thanksgiving (I’ll be in Vienna!). Some haven’t even thought about C2E2, the younger sibling to ReedPOP’s New York Comic Con, tickets for which went on sale last September. That show, which drew 70,000 attendees […]
These are only semifinalists, but you can add the Goodreads Choice Awards to the beginning of the end of year comics best lists. They only show the semi finalists as pictures but as far as I can make out it is: