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:
NBM just announced it’s line of graphic novels for January and beyond and it’s a stunning line-up with work by Kerascoët (artists on Miss Don’t Touch Me, Beauty and Beautiful Darkness), Annie Goetzinger (Girl in Dior), P. Craig Russell and more from the Louvre series of GNs, including one by the great Jiro Taniguchi. While […]
I can’t actually vouch for the contents of this humorous book from the fine folks at The Devastator…but the cover is certainly seasonal. Oh, The Flesh You’ll Eat is a short comical book from writer Mike Levine, a contributor to The Onion, Heeb, The Devastator and McSweeney’s; and illustrator Jacob Vollum. It’s the same team […]
Amanda Meadows—just recently named to PW’s Star Watch 2015 list– is the co-publisher of the hilarious comedy magazine The Devastator and the driving force behind the Con Exhibitor Survey which we co-sponsored last year (2015 edition coming!) She is certainly a star to watch, but on the Devastator tumblr yesterday she announced that the magazine […]
Not too many comics or graphic novel make Page Six, the NY Posts’s venerable gossip page, but the book party the other night for Marisa Acocella Marchetto’s new graphic novel Ann Tenna (Knopf) did just that! It was also written up on the WSJ society page – an actual event! The hubbub was about Marchetto’s […]
Hyperbole and a Half, a book collecting the webcomics of Allie Brosh with new essays, was one of the smash hits of 2014, selling 129,679 copies according to Bookscan, and doubtless more than that in the rest of the world. While it’s a text/comics hybrid, the visual component of her storytelling—awkward Paintbrush tableau—is vital to her work, and she was a guest at Comic-Con just a few weeks ago.
I’ve attended the annual conference of the American Library Association every year since 2010, when the conference was in Washington, DC. For whatever reason (probably because it required an expensive banquet ticket), I never attended the Caldecott-Newbery-Wilder Medals banquet, even when the winner was a graphic novel.