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  • Comics, Graphic Novels Market Hit $870 Million in 2013

    Led by book format comics with $415 million in sales, the North American comics and graphic novel marketplace generated $870 million in sales in 2013, according to a new estimate by ICV2 and Comichron.

  • Upcoming Comics Events: 7/14-7/20

    John Romita, Jr. in New York, NY; Bryan Lee O'Malley in Portland, OR; The International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference in London, U.K.; Steve Lafler in San Francisco, CA

  • Rep. John Lewis' 'March Book Two' Coming in 2015

    Top Shelf has released the cover art for 'March Book Two,' the much-anticipated second volume of Civil Rights legend John Lewis’ three-volume graphic memoir.

  • San Diego Comic-Con 2014: All Our Coverage

    Stay up to date on all the latest news coming out of San Diego Comic Con 2014 with Publishers Weekly—daily updates, podcasts and more.

  • Image Announces Third Image Expo for Comic-Con

    Hoping to counter the glut of show-biz razzle dazzle at Comic-Con in San Diego with some comic book firepower, Image Comics has announced the third Image Expo, an all-Image Comics media day.

  • Locust Moon’s 'Little Nemo' Kickstarter Now at $100K Plus

    Organized by Philadelphia comics shop Locust Moon and its small press imprint Locust Moon Press, 'Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream,' an ambitious Kickstarter project to fund a tribute book to Little Nemo creator Winsor McCay, has blown past its initial goal of $50,000 and raised more than $100,000 with a week to go.

  • Upcoming Comics Events: 7/7-7/13

    Drawing Party with Telgemeier & Roman in Astoria, NY; Mike Richardson in Beaverton, OR; Eleanor Davis and Esther Pearl Watson in Seattle, WA.

  • ALA Awards 2014 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries

    Michigan’s Ypsilanti District Library and Montana’s Lewis & Clark Library were both awarded 2014 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries at the recent American Library Association convention in Las Vegas.

  • Panel Mania: Escaping a Watery Grave in 'Sanctum'

    'Sanctum' by Xavier Dorison and Christophe Bec is a tense story of underwater horror set aboard a submarine. Humanoids is bringing out a new editions this month.

  • Paul Pope Revisits 'Escapo,' this Time in Full Color

    Cartoonist Paul Pope is dipping back into his archives to reissue his 1999 work 'Escapo' in a new hardcover edition from Z2 Comics that will be in full color for the first time and offer a wealth of supplementary material.

  • Love, Life and Manga: Moyoco Anno Talks With ‘PW’

    Acclaimed manga artist Moyoco Anno is best known as one of the most influential creators in the josei manga genre—Japanese comics aimed at older women. She talked with PW about her life creating manga, women in Japan and life married to a Japanese pop culture star, when you're a pop culture star yourself.

  • Kickstarter Diary Chapter 2: Rewards and Goals—Running the Numbers

    Once I’d made up my mind I was going to do a Kickstarter campaign, the first thing I needed to do was figure out how the math was going to work—and there were a lot of numbers to run.

  • Upcoming Comics Events: 6/30-7/6

    Florida Supercon in Miami, FL; Mike Mignola in Manhattan Beach, CA; Ed Brubaker in Los Angeles, CA; Matt Smith in Cambridge, MA.

  • Diamond Comic-Con Report: Graphic Novels, Merch Up, Periodicals Down

    Total 2014 half-year figures are up 3.8% over 2013 and 12% over 2012, suggesting a healthier, diversifying market for comics specialty stores.

  • Madefire Launches On Windows 8 with Free Transformers Comics

    Madefire, the "motion book” digital comics platform, has expanded to the Windows 8 operating system, launching with a free five-installment Transformers comic exclusive to their app.

  • CBLDF Debuts 'Banned Books Handbook' at ALA Las Vegas

    The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has released its first 'Banned Books Week Handbook,' a free resource for librarians, retailers and fans to use during this year's Banned Books Week, which will focus on comics and graphic novels.

  • A Kickstarter Drive to Fund AEON and ‘Black Jack’

    The comics character Aaron Day, better known as Black Jack, is an African American adventurer created by comics writer, playwright and educator Alex Simmons. A Kickstarter campaign has been started to support Black Jack and the launch of AEON, a new online gaming, comics and animation platform.

  • Upcoming Comics Events: 6/23-6/29

    Tamaki, Moynihan, Kim Signing in Los Angeles, CA; "Truth Is Fragmentary" Launch in Brooklyn, NY; Comics & Medicine Conference in Baltimore, MD; "Dead Boy Detectives" Launch Party in London, U.K.; Albuquerque Comic Expo in Albuquerque, NM

  • Kickstarter Campaign Diary, Part 1: What Am I Getting Myself Into?

    Thinking of Kickstarting a book? Follow along with this weekly diary of what works, what doesn't, and how to figure costs and navigate the Kickstarter process.

  • 7 Crowdfunded Comics to Check Out

    Seven new and notable comics-related projects that are worthy of attention—or support, including "transmedia" storytelling, a "Cringe"-worthy collection, Tezuka on Mars, and the truth behind the fall of Rome.

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