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  • Toon Books Switches Distribution to Consortium

    Toon Books, a line of comics for early-readers founded by 'New Yorker' art director Françoise Mouly, is switching its bookstore distribution to Consortium, beginning January 1.

  • Photo Mania: SPX 2014

    SPX, aka the Small Press Expo, is one of the preeminent comics arts festivals in the country. PW was on hand at SPX this past weekend, Sept. 13-14, and brought back some images of the books, artists and events that make SPX one of the great comics festivals.

  • Upcoming Comics Events: 9/15–9/21

    Congressman Jon Lewis, Nate Powell, and Andrew Aydin; Dick Dillin Exhibition Opening Reception; Cincinnati Comic Expo; Mondocon; Rose City Comic Con; Brooklyn Book Festival.

  • Top Shelf Kicks Off 'Massive' Sale

    For the next two weeks until September 26, more than 180 Top Shelf print and digital titles will be offered for as much as 50% off and many more will be priced at $10 or less.

  • SPX 2014 Marks 20 Years Celebrating Small Press Comics

    SPX, an annual festival for independent and self-published comics, opens this weekend, September 13-14 in North Bethesda, Maryland with such artists as Lynda Barry, Keith Knight, Charles Burns and others.

  • Baltimore Comic Con Grows But Stays Friendly

    Expanding to three days and a bigger hall did not prevent the Baltimore Comic Con, held September 5-7 at the Baltimore Convention Center, from remaining the same friendly, informal event that many in the area have come to love.

  • Upcoming Comics Events: 9/8–9/14

    BD-Fil Festival of Comics in Lausanne, Switzerland; MariNaomi, Sakugawa, Kochalka, and Brown Signing in College Park, MD; SPXplosion 2014 Party in Baltimore, MD; Montreal Comiccon in Montreal, Quebec; Small Press Expo in North Bethesda, MD

  • John Porcellino’s Pre-Existing Condition

    In his longest, most revealing work, King Cat Comix's John Porcellino looks at an unknown but life threatening illness and its effect on his world, a story it took him 17 years to tell.

  • Digital-First Lion Forge Adds Kids' Line, Print Comics

    Launched as digital-first publisher, Lion Forge Comics is not even two years old and is already expanding, adding more licensed and original works, a kids' comics imprint, and now plans to offer print.

  • Panel Mania: Hubert and Kerascoët explore the depths of 'Beauty'

    The artist of the acclaimed 'Beautiful Darkness' and 'Miss Don't Touch Me' is back with another deceptively fairy-tale veneered narrative on the treacherous nature of beauty.

  • Upcoming Comics Events: 9/1–9/7

    'Shoplifter' Launch Party in Toronto, ON; 'Irwin: A New York Story' Screening in New York, NY; Gary Panter Exhibition Opening Reception in New York, NY; Cincy Comicon in Covignton, KY; Helsinki Comics Festival in Helsinki, Finland; Baltimore Comic-Con in Baltimore, MD.

  • Light Novels Arrive in the U.S.—Again

    The Japanese pop lit form known as light novels is taking off, with Hachette Book Group’s Yen On planning on released at least 24 titles in 2015.

  • Holt, Seven Stories Sign Comics Works on Snowden, NSA

    "Comics can wed different parts of a story together and really show things in ways prose can’t,” said Riva Hocherman, an editor at Metropolitan Books, about 'Verax,' a forthcoming work of graphic nonfiction that tackles the history of NSA electronic surveillance.

  • Upcoming Comics Events: 8/25–8/31

    Wayward Launch Party in Toronto, ON; Jack Kirby Birthday Celebration and Beer in Clifton Park, NY; Fan Expo Canada in Toronto, ON; Safari Festival in London, U.K.

  • Dark Horse Looks to Add More Kids' Graphic Novels

    Dark Horse Comics is expanding the number of kids' graphic novels it publishes each year, launching four new titles in 2015 with more planned.

  • How’s Marvel Now Working Out?

    Since launching a major revamp of their line more than two years ago, Marvel has had mixed success with their Marvel NOW! titles.

  • New Watson & Holmes, Jesse Reklaw, Valorous Damsel Comics Grab Crowdfunding

    Crowdwatch spotlights new and notable crowdfunded comics projects that are worthy of attention—or support. This week, a schizophrenic sketchpad, amphibians raising hell, damsels taking the lead, bardic fury, and the return of Watson & Holmes.

  • Panel Mania: Archie's Best Spans Fads and Fashion

    Spanning more than six decades of stories, 'The Best of Archie Book Four' is a scrapbook of American fashion and society while remaining true to its timeless characters.

  • Panel Mania: John Martz and 'A Cat Named Tim'

    Cats and comics get a big boost this September with John Martz's 'A Cat Named Tim'.

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