Sales Chart: Scholastic was the #1 graphic novel publisher in bookstores and more from Bookscan

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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.

Review: 750 Years In Paris offers details within the broad stroke of history

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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 […]

Margaret Atwood is writing a series of all-ages graphic novels for Dark Horse

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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.

BookCon’16: BookCon Tickets go on sale Thursday, November 12 at 12:00 PM CST!

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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 […]