NYCC ’16: Lion Forge acquires Magnetic Press


Lion Forge is posied to make a LOT of announcements at New York Comic-Con (disclosure they are sponsoring our coverage) and here is the first: they’ve acquired Magnetic PRess, the highly regarded publisher that specializes in bringing over European materials — including such stand outs as the Love series and the Eisner nominated Doomboy. The […]

INTERVIEW: Ulises Fariñas on Buño, the Trials and Tribulations of Starting an “Indie Publisher and a Half”

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“I don’t want to worry about paying for those big names but I’m starting a publisher because I also want the freedom to put forward my ideals forward. After a certain size, your idealism becomes a liability if you’re looking to make money.”

Magnetic Press Announces Summer Publishing Lineup


Launched in 2014, Magnetic Press quickly made its presence known in the comic book industry thanks to its diverse line of narrative innovative and visually powerful stories.  This summer, the company plans to add four new titles to its lineup, including a third installment in its popular series of wildlife graphic novels, Love.  From fans of Her to fans of The […]

REALLY Nice Art: Golem by LRNZ coming from Magnetic in February


GOLEM – Premiere Book Trailer 2016 Release from Neurobellum on Vimeo. Magnetic Press continues its strong slate of Euro comics releases with GOLEM by the Italian artist known as LRNZ: Set in a future, post-Eurozone Italy that is entrenched in a culture of hyper-capitalism, GOLEM follows young Steno Critone as he is kidnapped during a political protest gone […]

Magnetic Press announces second year plans with a ton of beautiful comics


Magnetic Press launched last year with an audacious business plan: bringing French graphic novels to the US market. While French materials has had its ups and downs in the US, Magnetic has been at the forefront of what has to be called a French invasion, as French comics have found popular and critical success. Both […]

Darby Pop teams with Magnetic Press


It’s team up time. Magnetic Press, best known as publisher of a bunch of award-winning and magnificent French comics in the US, has partnered with Darby Pop, a comics studio founded by writer/producer Jeff Kline. Darby Pop’s line of graphic novels will be published as an imprint of Magnetic, starting with October’s SIDE-KICKED by writer […]

SDCC ’15: Bengal and Tony Sandoval signing at Magnetic Press


Woot, now this is cool. The amazing artists Bengal and Tony Sandoval will be appearing at the Magnetic Press Booth (#5534) and many cool books will be on display. In case you’ve missed it, Magnetic has turned out some of the best looking books over the last year—Love The Tiger to name just one—and this booth is well worth checking out. Deets:

Magnetic Press to publish Daomu graphic novel


Magnetic Press launched earlier this year bringing some top-notch French comics to the US market and they’re not only still here, they are expanding to Chinese comics with DAOMU, which adapts the popular novel series by Chinese author Xu “Kennedy” Lei, who’s knwn as China’s Stephen King.  How popular is this series? The first novel, which forms the basis of the graphic novel has sold three million copies as of 2010 with an additional 20 million copies on the black market. I didn’t know there was a lack market for novels but it’s a thrilling world.