ALA-Orlando: Margaret Atwood Charms Librarians, Comics Fans at the American Library Association Annual Conference!

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The American Library Association offered an impressive schedule of graphic novel panels at their annual conference in Orlando, and the most impressive was undoubtedly Margaret Atwood! Known for her prose writing, she has a lifelong relationship with comics, having taught herself to read the “funny papers” of the Golden Age. (“Orphan Annie freaked me out. […]

Dark Horse joins adult coloring book boom with Pahlaniuk, Avatar and Serenity

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The adult coloring book fad shows no signs of slowing down as pixel-addled adults seek solace in old fashioned hand-eye coordination. And Dark Horse is getting in on the act with a new line that debuts this fall. A previously announced Chuck Pahlaniuk coloring book will be joined by Avatar: The Last Airbender and Serenity will each get a coloring book with 45 pages of new artwork and thick paper that will stand up to the most punishing crayons.

Michael Martens leaves Dark Horse after 22 years

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Michael Martens, Dark Horse vp book trade sales is leaving effective September 1. His successor will be named during the ALA conference in June. “Twenty-two years after arriving at Dark Horse, I find myself thinking about all the things I still want to do in my life. Creative things, fun things, volunteer things. Things that […]

More teasers: What is…Cryptocracy?

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Okay actually, we know this: Cryptocracy is a new book by Van Jenson and Pete woods coming out from Dark Horse in late June. It sounds like a juicy “secret society” comic dealing with The Nine Families, who manipulate whole societies from behind the scenes. When I first saw this promo, it reminded me of Matt Kindt who has a lengthy track record of these kinds of mysterious promos and spy-based work.

PREVIEW: Alena, the comic book movie you haven’t heard of

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Speaking of comic books and comic book movies, we’re guessing you haven’t heard about this one: Alena, a Swedish film about a high school girl who gets transferred to a new school and gets bullied. Payback and lacrosse ensue, with perhaps a bit f supernatural horror. The film originated as made-for-TV movie but has been expanded for international release, a well received US debut at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.

Publishing News: Faith #1 gets fourth printing; Ethan Young gets new YA graphic novel, 2D Cloud and more

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There’s a lot of news about comics out there, so this is going to be a lot of column. • Faith #1 continues to be a huge hit for Valiant and is now in its FOURTH printing! The new printing hits on March 30th along with Faith #3. Here’s a cover gallery and some interiors. […]

Dark Horse announces sampler for Dark Horse Day on June 4

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The comic book holiday calendar is getting crowded, and here’s a new one: Dark Horse Day, which will be held on June 4th to mark the 30th anniversary of the publisher. Events will be held at comics shops around the country and a commemorative Dark Horse Day Sampler comic is but one of the promotional […]

ComicsPRO: Dark Horse announces Cullen the barbarian, new all-ages Gail Simone and Moebius Library Vol. 1

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Some Dark Horse news comics out of the ComicsPRO presentation: • Cullen Bunn and Sergio Dávila are taking over Conan with a new #1, Conan the Slayer, due in July. Lee Bermejo will provide covers, and MArk Schultz does the variant for issue #1. Conan the Slayer #1
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Sergio Dávila
Cover: Lee Bermejo
Variant: Mark […]