The all-ages graphic novel would serve as both a prequel and sequel to the forthcoming sequel, RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET.
Why can’t the world just be ruled by cabals of mighty librarian queens? Organizing to create policies, looking out for the marginalized, fighting censorship, advocating for the education and literacy of all – we’d be led into a golden age of knowledge and peace. Or at least that’s the fantasy I conjured after attending my […]
Young Frances is already in the running to be Graphic Novel of the Year. It collects the award-winning Pope Hats series by Hartley Lin (who wrote the comic under the pen name Ethan Rilly). It’s a beautifully drawn tale of millennial life, professional jealousy, road taken and not taken that’s timeless and yet true to our […]
“Five years ago, Marvel was in charge, and they ruled everything I did as a retailer. It was ‘Marvel first.’ Now, they are the bastard children of the industry. I’ve lost probably 25% of my comic readership because 25% of my Marvel fans got tired of my higher cover prices, the non-sequitur storylines, the almost incomprehensible X-Men this and that… Marvel has done nothing to drive the industry towards us.”
THIS IS THE BIG ONE! Retailer Brian Hibbs analyses 2017’s bookstore sales with actual numbers, and this time with the complete cooperation and help of NPD Bookscan.
The NY Times Book Review has been viwed with suspicion by comics types ever since they removed their Graphic Novel Bestsellers lists last year. When the lists were removed, to great outcry, NYTBR editor Pamela Paul promised “more coverage,” of graphic novels, but it never really came. Agent Charlie Olsen caused a ruckus a few […]
This week’s crowdfunding watch is brought to you by my childhood. I dreamed of living inside books or having them somehow magically become part of my real world. I longed to experience the thrill and dangers of time travel and longed to immerse myself in the magical realms of Fairy Tales. Paying homage to my […]
Here’s a surprise announcement from the world of traditional publishing: Naval Institute Press is starting up their own graphic novel imprint. Tentatively called “Dead Reckoning,” based on the navigation jargon, and set for a Fall 2018, launch, they’ll be publishing ” full-length original graphic novels and collections of classic comics with a special focus on […]
Joe Ollmann’s The Abominable Mr. Seabrook is a riveting read. An incredibly compelling portrait of a man whose life is the very definition of “larger than life” turned into an engaging page turner under the expert hand of Joe Ollmann. I found it was difficult to put this book down once I started reading it. The […]
Book Expo America, once known as BEA, but now acronymed as BEX, starts today with panels and exhibits opening tomorrow. And Marvel will be there! We're excited to welcome award-winning author @rainbowrowell to the House of Ideas! Look for more info from our #BEA panel this Thursday. pic.twitter.com/KERpoBfNO9 — Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) May 31, 2017 This […]