Young Adult Librarians Select Great Graphic Novels for Teens!

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Since 2007, YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, part of the American Library Association, has been releasing lists of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. The long list (112 titles this year!), and Top Ten titles, are released in January, after the Midwinter Conference. Although not as prestigious as the Newbery or Caldecott honors, the […]

Wal-mart may set up their own graphic novel sections

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Despite the jitters everyone is having about the Big Two’s periodical publishing programs, as we reported the other day, graphic novels did pretty well in 2015, with sales up 22% in bookstores. Calvin Reid follows up on this sanguine report with an interview with Diamond Book Distributions Kuo Yu Liang, who says
2016 will probably be their best year ever.:

Dover’s line of graphic novels now available on Comixology

Or at least a good swath of them, including my own Secret Teachings of a Comic Book Master.  Dover’s line of smart reprints of little seen or unavailable comics from the past has been a surprising success, and now they are available on comiXology and  Amazon’s Kindle Store. The line-up of available titles includes: A Sailor’s Story by Sam Glanzman […]

The latest Eric Stephenson tells-it-like-it-is interview pokes “dull, “bland” industry

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Image Comics publisher Eric Stephenson is always quotable and evidently not afraid of being quoted, as he often tweaks other publishers in a blunt way little seen in the industry. In a new interview with CBR’s Albert Ching he talks about Image Comics’ successful 2015 while calling other developments “dull.”: Stephenson notes that Image had […]

GLAAD Nominees honor Wicked & Divine, Harley Quinn and more

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Awards season is underway! And GLAAD has announced its annual media award nominees to “recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. Although many have questioned why GLAAD only focuses on big publishers comics (often only Marvel […]