Popeye’s new look and more drama over Drama.
From Raina Telegemeier to Todd Allen…
Scholastic sent out their Summer 2019 catalog this week, and as they are the #1 graphic novel publisher in the US, I thought you might like to see their lead offerings – with a few bonus preview pages even. Leading the way, Raina Telgemeier and Jeff Smith, but also…Bruce Lee. And Scott Morse, whom […]
Cartoonist and oft-cited industry savior Raina Telgemeier announced yesterday at New York Comic-Con that she will be publishing two new books next year, in the form of a graphic memoir called Guts and a How-To guide to journaling called Share Your Smile. Both are set to be published through Scholastic. Let’s start with that one, which […]
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Barnes & Noble made it official today. As first reported in The Beat, the retail chain will be adding a separate kids graphic novel section to its stores. According to the official release the sections are aimed at readers 7-12 and will include such titles as Amulet, Wings of Fire, and Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales, as well […]
About a year ago the New York Times shocked the publishing industry by dropping 11 of its bestseller charts for books. Some were for rather arcane formats – YA ebooks – others were low class formats – mass market paperbacks. But only one entire medium was ditched completely: graphic novels, hardcover and paperback and manga, were […]
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has unveiled their 2017 #GivingTuesday Anthology with work by Neil Gaiman, Jim Lee, Sergio Aragones and many more luminaries. This year the CBLDF is also offering an enamel pin with art by Raina Telgemeier. Official PR follows: Ring in the holiday season by donating to CBLDF on #GivingTuesday! This year, CBLDF has […]
It’s hard to keep up with all the comics awards news, but the BIG news ia that Baltimore Comicon will host the inaugural edition of the Ringo Awards this September. Named after the late artist Mike Wieringo, the Ringo nominees will be selected by both pros AND fans. As the announcement says: Pro and Fan […]
Today, the American Library Association released its State of America’s Libraries Report, an annual report released during National Library Week. It’s not easy being a librarian, and it’s gotten even more difficult in the current Zeitgeist of fake news, polarization, and intolerance. Torsten AdairI’ve been writing for The Beat since July of 2010. I’ve been reading […]