Just the other Day Marvel publisher Dan Buckley admitted the company wasn’t that great at reaching kids. And now you see why: they’re outsourcing the kids publishing program one line at a time. This time it’s IDW partnering up and not just publishing Star Wars or reprints – it’s NEW SPIDER-MAN, SHURI AND IRON MAN […]
Continuing with the surge in graphic novel publishing for middle grades, Lion Forge has just announced a new imprint focused on readers aged 8-12: Caracal, which takes its places between the CubHouse (early readers) and Roar (young adult) imprints. (This website is owned by Syndicated Comics, a sister company of Lion Forge.) While new […]
Terry Blas (Dead Weight) and Claudia Aguirre (Kim&Kim) are teaming up for a new original fantasy graphic novel, Hotel Dare, set in a hotel where every door can lead to a magical world. The story follows Olive and her adopted siblings, Darwin and Charlotte, who are stuck at a creepy hotel in Mexico with her estranged […]
Well this is great news! Lion Forge has just hired Carol M. Burrell as executive editor of the company’s CubHouse imprint. She’ll report to Andrea Colvin who has just been promoted to editor in chief.
§ NICE ART: Chris Reynolds made a name for himself in 80s indie comics with Mauretania, an ongoing published in his native Britain. Nowthe fine folks at New York Review Graphic Novels have brought it out in a new hardcover editions, The New World: Tales from Mauretania, the latest in their series of extremely tasteful and […]
After a successful kickstarter campaign in 2013, Sean O’Neill brought kids from middle school to nineth grade a cross between Indiana Jones & Tintin with his historical fiction graphic novel Rocket Robinson! As of this month, Dark Horse has announced that Rocket Robinson and the Pharoah’s Fortune is returning to print! To quote […]
Some personnel moves at Lion forge as Andrea Colvin, has ben promoted to Vice President – Executive Editor from Senior Editor of Roar Comics and CubHouse Comics. Mark Smylie, who formerly held the title of Executive Editor, is now a Contributing Editor. Colvin developed the AMP line of GNs for younger readers as VP of Content, […]
Creative teams for the Garfield/Grumpy Cat team-up and Fruit Ninja are announced, as well as a new Killer Instinct comic and variants for Sheena #1.
First off, I am totally stealing this list of up and coming cartoonists at TCAF by Ardo Omer. The first name on her list is Ru Xu, definitely an up and comer. This Chinese-American SCAD grad already has a full length graphic novel coming out from Scholastic/Graphix, Newsprints, which is about a girl who disguises herself as a newsboy in an imagined […]
Dynamite has been targetting younger readers with some success of lat ewith books like Grumpy Cat and Bpp: the World’s Cutest Dog and they’re doubling down with a new license: Animal Jam, a sort of Second Life for kids that involves doing things in a magical land full of cute little animals. I learned that […]