Lately Image Comics has been striving to expand their audience with all-ages comics. Graphic novels like Oddly Normal have done well, and Image is hoping new series Pix does the same. To get more insight into how Pix happened and what it’s about, I spoke to its creator, Gregg Schigiel. I interviewed him once before […]
A while ago The Beat shared the publishing announcement for Graveyard Shakes, a graphic novel for kids from CCS alum Laura Terry (Overboard) – we’ve been fans of her mini comics for a while, and as you can see from the synopsis below, it sounds like a winning premise. The cover for the book has just been released […]
You all loved her in Ghostbusters and the Close Encounters sketch, but Kate McKinnon is officially joining the ranks of comic book movie stars with The Lunch Witch, an adaptation of Deb Lucke’s graphic novel series. The Deadline announcement story mentioned this but strangely identified the book as a “novel” – it’s a comic book, […]
Some may think it’s Movember, some NaNoWriMo, but really November is Wimpy Kid month. The new book comes out in Nov ember every year, and 2016 is no exception. Double Down, #11 in the series out today. Kids born when the first Wimpy Kid book came out are now older than Greg Heffley! As […]
In an age of such widespread comic book popularity and prevalence, it’s a great time to begin reading comics. Working in comics retail, I would often get asked for good suggestions to introduce new readers into the world of sequential storytelling. So in this series I’ll be recommending some of the books that myself, my colleagues, and our customers have loved. Each week I’ll focus on ten books — five All Ages and five Teen+ — from Big Two comics to smaller independent titles, classic runs to contemporary cult hits.
Cruisin my school's @Scholastic book fair. Not only a graphic novel section, but gns sprinkled throughout. pic.twitter.com/icbqa3gPkz — Tracy Edmunds (@TracyEdmunds) September 27, 2016 There’s been a lot of talk about Scholastic Book Fairs as a key market for kids graphic novels, but as The Beat does not have access to a child, this […]
by Rosie Knight Over the last year I spent some time in comics retail, working at my favourite local comic shop, London’s renowned Orbital Comics. In this series of articles, I’ll be looking at some of the trends I observed whilst I was there, focusing on the positive changes that are happening in the industry. […]
Lily is a young girl who dreams of helping her father, Professor Hercules Fatchops, in his quest to build a flying machine. But they’ll have to speed up their efforts – and throw a bit of Lily’s magic into the science – to save the Pigdom from invading warthogs who have sophisticated flying machines. […]
To say that Raina Telgemeier is the closest thing to a superstar in the comics industry leaves out the cardinal reason for her well-deserved popularity: her beautifully crafted stories touch on issues that affect every aspect of the soul. In her works readers tackle critical matters of inner humanity, from the tribulations of growing up, to understanding the depths of friendship, to sibling rivalry and reconciliation, and now, accepting the mysterious dimensions of love, culture, and death.
Lion Forge has been adding elite staff as they ramp up for a big plan to be announced (we suspect) at New York Comic Con. And they’ve just added Andrea Colvin Roar Comics Senior Editor. Roar is Lion Forge’s all ages line, and Colvin seems well suited to run it as she was previously VP of […]