Fiction is an integral part of reality. It’s how human beings take the circumstances of their lives and their world and frame it all into some meaning. Naturally, the whole thing started eons ago with primitive humans using fiction to explain natural phenomenon, and then at a certain point this evolved into an effort to […]
Here’s some exciting COMICS news out of Comic-Con – the winners of Scholastic Graphix’s “Get Published By Graphix” contest were unveiled at the Scholastic panel today, and they are two very strong young cartoonists with two good projects. 234 manuscripts were submitted, and two author/artists have been awarded contracts with Graphix for publication of their debut graphic […]
Tui Sutherland’s immensely popular fantasy series Wings of Fire is coming to comics with an adaptation by Mike Holmes.
I’ve said here a zillion times that kids graphic novels are the fastest growing category in comics, and here’s a report from the Children’s Institute conference that backs all this up with numbers. The report was presented by NPD Book, a data service which acquired Nielsens’ BookScan service back in January, so this is straight from […]
Reclaiming the great tween girl audience for comics, Papercutz has just released a nw line of comics: Charmz a new imprint that just launched with three titles. It’s just in time for Children’s Book Week and to add to the growing list of comics for kids. The line is edited by Mariah Huehner, an ex […]
Now THIS is how you market to expand comics readership. In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Gene Luen Yang and Panda Express have teamed to give away a brand new comic featuring The Green Turtle — the first Asian American superhero and star of the acclaimed graphic novel The Shadow Hero.
In recent years, more teachers and librarians are finally recognizing the educational appeal of comic-books. Yes, we the fans have known of their artistry, their (mostly) great writing, and the sheer enjoyment they illicit, but for many other adults, it still seems like a “nonsense medium.” Perhaps for this reason it is why places like […]
Ah, Minx. So many memories and feelings. The very first, so ahead of its time modern graphic novel line aimed at tweenage and teen girls was launched ten years ago, on May 2, 2007. And on May 2, 2017, Papercutz will launch Charmz– a new graphic novel imprint for tween girls. The line is edited […]
At Publishers Weekly, the kids department is rounding up some facts and figures for 2017, including all the best sellers via Bookscan. You can see all the numbers here, but I’ve pulled out the GNs and the mixed use titles (Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries) and highlighted two titles in red, a MArvel story book […]
Every year at BookExpo America there are a series of “Buzz” panels where editors hype the biggest upcoming releases. This years event takes place May 31-June 3, and two graphic novels will be on the Buzz lists, one middle grade, one young adult. One is Tillie Walden’s Spinning (First Second), a book that has already […]