In conjunction with The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and The Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table of the American Library Association
Today of all days, I shouldn’t be throwing the phrase “Kreminlology” around, but this weekend Marvel observers got a rare quote from the top man, Dan Buckley, who spoke to the LA Times about the state of their publishing. The piece, by Geoff Boucher (making a long-awaited return to writing!), looks at how and why […]
Brian Hibbs goes to New Orleans for ALA and muses about DC’s march on Wal-Mart
Trust me, this is HUGE NEWS.
I got quite a response to my rant on the ascent of graphic novels and and decline of the periodical that ran last week. While I felt constrained not to leak to much of the BookScan reports, one commenter felt no such compunction and posted LAST week’s top 20 (And the complete top 20 for […]
We’ve been raving about the work of artist Federico Bertolucci, for a while here. As the artist on the LOVE series, published by Magnetic, he captured the natural world with drama, terror and beauty. And on his Little Tails series, also published by Magnetic, is as charming and sweet as LOVE is powerful. Both series […]
So what’s up at Marvel anyway! Asher Elbein at The Atlantic, of all places, has an excellent round-up of their recent travails until the title The Real Reasons for Marvel Comics’ Woes which blames “the company’s decades-old business practices” for the sales slump. The piece links to all the relevant think pieces and drags, including […]
The ALA has released its annual list of the most challneged books of the previous year, and as is common in recent years, several graphic novels are on this list. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jill Tamaki leads the list followed by Raina Telgemeier’s Drama. Neither appearance on the list will be much of a surprise to library challenge watchers.
§ Webcomic of the day: “Your lack Friend” by Ben Passmore. Just read it. It’s an excerpt of a longer work that will be sold at MICE in Boston, Ripexpo in Providence and NOCAZ Fest in New Orleans, and available online from .Radiator Comics. § This kept coming into my inbox: a Spidey Zine […]
Victoria Jamieson’s Rollergirl, a graphic novel about a girls dream of becoming a roller girl star, was named a Newbury honor book, this morning, one of several honors awarded to graphic novels. The awards were announced in Boston and you can see the complete list here. The selection is the second year in a […]