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  • MoCCA Moves to Chelsea; Names First 2015 Guests

    The Society of Illustrators, the organizer of MoCCA Arts Festival, the annual indie comics show, announced plans to move the show to a new venue in 2015 in addition to releasing names of the initial guest artists for 2015.

  • Upcoming Comics Events: 9/22–9/28

    Charles Burns and Michael Cho Signing in Cambridge, MA; 'From Here to Here' Exhibition Opening in New York, NY; Lucy Knisely Signing in Chicago, IL; Long Beach Comic Con in Long Beach, CA.

  • More Publishers Join Comixology’s DRM-Free Program

    Digital comics marketplace Comixology, which launched a DRM-free program in July, announced that a second wave of 14 publishers will now allow their customers to download and store DRM-free copies of comics they have purchased.

  • Bookscan: Graphic Novels Up 10% In 2014 So Far

    Graphic novel sales are up this year in both the bookstore channel and specialty comics shops.

  • Panel Mania: The Clocks Tick For Teenagers On The Run In ‘The Motherless Oven’

    Rob Davis's new graphic novel 'The Motherless Oven' presents a strange world where no one knows their birthday but everyone knows their deathday, and household appliances have souls.

  • Small Press Expo 2014: A Wedding, A Prom, and Lots of Comics

    Lots of comics, lots of sales and lots of social activities made this year's Small Press Expo a memorable event.

  • 10 Great Back To School Graphic Novels

    It's September which means school is back in session. Here are 10 books that take place at schools or primarily involve the lives of teachers and students.

  • 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.

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