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Episode 5: Publishers
In this episode of Graphic Novel TK, we’re delighted to talk to the amazing Annie Koyama, the publisher of Koyama Press. If you don’t know Koyama Press, you’ll get to hear about just how cool they (and their publisher) are as you listen.
And if you’ve always been a little bit mystified about what a publisher actually does, this is the episode for you! You’ll get to hear about Annie Koyama’s process of becoming a publisher, what she does in her day-to-day job, and more.
Alison Wilgus is a writer and cartoonist; her comics have been published by First Second, Dark Horse, DC, Del Rey and Nickelodeon Magazine, and she’s currently working on a graphic novel duology with Tor.
Gina Gagliano works First Second doing marketing and publicity, and has worked with organizations like the Brooklyn Book Festival, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and the Toronto Comics Art Festival to coordinate programming and media.
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Graphic Novel TK is a podcast about the process of making graphic novels — aimed at authors, artists, and people who are interested in the behind-the-scenes of the publishing business. It’s hosted by Alison Wilgus and Gina Gagliano.
Alison Wilgus is a writer, editor and cartoonist; her comics have been published by Tor, First Second, Dark Horse, DC, Del Rey and Nickelodeon Magazine. You can find her online @aliwilgus.
Gina Gagliano is the Publishing Director of Random House Graphic, Random House’s dedicated imprint for comics for kids and teens, and has worked with organizations like the Brooklyn Book Festival, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and the Toronto Comics Art Festival to coordinate programming and media. You can find her online @_GinaGagliano.