To do Saturday 12/8 — Fantaversary!

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To do Saturday 12/8 — Adrian Tomine!

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To do: Saturday 12/8 – Fletcher Hanks!

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The future is now!

YALSA list is up

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The final nominations for YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens list is up. Via David Welsh, who has analysis, as does Blog@. Tokypop and DC Comics lead the final nominations for the Young Adult Library Services Association’s annual list of Great Graphic Novels For Teens with 23 nods each. DC’s nominations include titles from its […]

ICv2 Anime and Manga conference news and notes

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The day began with a tediously long crosstown jaunt over to the Javits Center that took 30 minutes to go 10 blocks. WHY do taxi drivers INSIST on going crosstown on 31st St.? Even a bus moves faster on 34th. I asked my driver and he said 34th was the worst because you can’t make […]

A glorious week for Occidental Comics!

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We mentioned this in a comment, but thought it was worth a more prominent item — it’s pretty much a banner week for American comics on Bookscan, as American GNs take 3 of the top 10 spots, including Dark Tower at #1. And Buffy is “bubbling under” as they say, at #11. Here’s the entire […]

Ride the Blog Flume

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Tim Hensley, Jonathan Bennett, Todd Hignite, Alvin Buenaventura and Ken Parille have united for a new blog called simply Blog Flume. Thus far they are blogging up a storm! Topics covered: Bennett on the bird paintings of Charley Harper, Parille on the cartoons of Abner Dean, and an utterly fantastic slideshow by Hensley on the […]

Tor Books pacts with Seven Seas

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Here’s that manga publishing pact we were talking about yesterday, as scooped by PW’s Calvin Reid: Tor Books has signed up Seven Seas to produce a line of 6-8 manga a month: Science fiction and fantasy publisher Tor Books announced plans to enter the U.S manga market by creating a new manga imprint with Seven […]

Crabapple and Haspiel help with love lives

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Nerve approaches famous Brooklynites for sex advice — including cartooners Dean Haspiel and Molly Crabapple!Sacre bleu! Is there nothing this new breed of cartooners does not know! Here’s a sampling of Haspiel’s wisdom: A friend has invited me to join her at sex parties a few times. I always make up an excuse about why […]

Patterson teams with Yen, Curious Pics

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Yet another best selling author James Patterson, is setting up his own toon/graphic novelly/manga deal. Patterson has sold some 140 million books, so that is a lot of books. One deal is with Yen Press (PR in the jump) which will serialize his “Maximum Ride” YA series in their manga anthology, Yen Plus. He’s also […]

Shableski blogs for booksellers

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Buzz, Balls & Hype is a book marketing blog aimed at booksellers and librarians. It’s just added Diamond Books sales manager John Shableski as a blogger every other Tuesday, and in his first outing he delivers what could be called the basic stump speech for comics advocacy: Graphic Novels are “The New Rock and Roll.” […]