Taking the traditional tropes of myths and legends and turning them on their heads, Song of Aglaia has French cartoonist Anne Simon trace the fairy tale life of a water nymph as she finds herself outside the world she was raised in, facing cruelty and working to overcome the darkness of the world. When I say […]
In his previous graphic novel Tim Ginger, Julian Hanshaw touched up on UFOs in context of their place in popular conspiracy culture, mysterious but unlikely. In Cloud Hotel, Hanshaw does the exact opposite — he puts UFOs front and center, but somehow makes them more mysterious by doing so. Hanshaw says that Cloud Hotel is […]
The all-ages graphic novel would serve as both a prequel and sequel to the forthcoming sequel, RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET.
You’ve got a book deal! Or a self-publishing plan! A graphic novel is your next project. Yay you! But how do you go from a book deal, or a plot idea, to a final finished book? What does your day-to-day work look like? How do you plan for the process that takes you from the […]
Aaron Costain’s Entropy is the type of book that begs you to never give up on it. It’s built into the story itself, which follows a humanoid’s journey through a surrealistic fable as it tries to explain itself through a variety of mythologies and theologies colliding. The humanoid’s challenge is to keep searching, even as […]
In Gipi’s post-apocalyptic drama Land of the Sons, there’s a moment when a father laments whether he should reveal to his sons that dogs were once prized friends of humans to be cherished and not competitors for resources that you killed for food. The fear is that to reveal such a truth is to […]
Let it be said upfront that in this more enlightened time, legendary photograph Weegee is not the kind of person that is given a lot of sympathy. He is, to put it in current vernacular, “problematic.” His most famous period of work, the period covered in this biography Weegee: Serial Photographer, had him combing the […]
The pressure to do something a little more than make a transcript of your life seems to build on autobiographical cartoonists as they get older and realize that the lives of most people who sit down to capture this stuff are not that remarkable. Not that they are bad lives or unworthy lives or anything […]
Graphic Novel TK Episode 10: Being Professional So you’ve got a book deal! And an agent, and an editor, and a publisher — you’re doing amazing. Or you’ve got a pitch that you’re just finishing up, and you’re ready to start the process of finding all of those people to work with you, people you […]
Two exciting job openings at the newly named Random House Graphic imprint.