Librarians Love All Kinds of Graphic Novels!: 2014 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

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Since 2007, the Young Adult Library Services Association, part of the American Library Association, has been selecting the best graphic novels for teens. The list of 78 titles, drawn from 122 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality […]

Market Research Says 46.67% of Comic Fans are Female

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While we don’t have any market research, the eyes don’t lie. If you go to conventions and comic book stores, more and more female readers are emerging. They are starved for content and looking for content they can relate to. – Axel Alonso, Marvel’s editor-in-chief While making the rounds promoting Marvel’s new series Ms. Marvel, […]

We’re The Kids in America: G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona’s Ms. Marvel #1

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We’re The Kids in America: G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona’s Ms. Marvel #1http://ift.tt/LzVbdn Tweet By Jeffrey O. Gustafson Kamala Khan is a sixteen year old girl from Jersey City. She has the same pressures as any teenager: friends, family, school, parties. She desires independence and autonomy while her parents try to navigate her through […]

Previnterview: Gischler talks to Pak about Turok Dinosaur Hunter #1

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Previnterview: Gischler talks to Pak about Turok Dinosaur Hunter #1http://ift.tt/1eqSsjd Tweet [It’s Wednesday so it muct be Dynomite spotlight time. Today Victor Gischler talks to Greg Pak about the debut of Turok Dinosaur Hunter #1 on sale today. AS you can see, the art by Bart Sears is outstanding.] Gischler: So, Greg, Turok is … […]

Making Comics: Script Format

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Making Comics: Script Formathttp://ift.tt/1isCIve Tweet _________ By Matt O’Keefe There is only one right way to properly script a movie. If you don’t follow the established template, your script won’t be taken seriously. It needs to have the correct font, margins, line breaks, etc.to be accepted by studios or writing workshops. Comic scripts, on the […]

We’re The Kids in America: G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona’s Ms. Marvel #1

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By Jeffrey O. Gustafson Kamala Khan is a sixteen year old girl from Jersey City. She has the same pressures as any teenager: friends, family, school, parties. She desires independence and autonomy while her parents try to navigate her through the fraught landscape of peer pressure and the expectations of family. Every teen goes through […]

Getting Into Inking with Mark Morales [Interview]

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Getting Into Inking with Mark Morales [Interview]http://ift.tt/1atl0Yc Tweet Mark Morales is a comic book superstar. Having worked on many of the best-selling Marvel titles of the last few years, he’s worked as an inker alongside artists like Olivier Coipel, Chris Samnee, and Leinil Yu on comics like Infinity, Avengers Vs X-Men, Children’s Crusade, Fear Itself… […]

Previnterview: Gischler talks to Pak about Turok Dinosaur Hunter #1

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[It’s Wednesday so it muct be Dynomite spotlight time. Today Victor Gischler talks to Greg Pak about the debut of Turok Dinosaur Hunter #1 on sale today. AS you can see, the art by Bart Sears is outstanding.] Gischler: So, Greg, Turok is … wait what is he doing? Hunting dinosaurs?  Is this a game […]

Bergen Street Comics to go subs only on Big Two monthly comics

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Bergen Street Comics to go subs only on Big Two monthly comicshttp://ift.tt/LygNa1 Tweet Bergen Street Comics owner Tom Adams made a brief Twitter announcement the other night about changing his business model for Marvel and DC periodicals to a subs-only model. Adams presented it as a business-driven change and not anything to do with politics […]

Making Comics: Script Format

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_________ By Matt O’Keefe There is only one right way to properly script a movie. If you don’t follow the established template, your script won’t be taken seriously. It needs to have the correct font, margins, line breaks, etc.to be accepted by studios or writing workshops. Comic scripts, on the other hand, have no such […]

To do Feb 11: The any Identities of the Struggling Cartoonist

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To do Feb 11: The any Identities of the Struggling Cartoonisthttp://ift.tt/1jfemIc Tweet I’m not too clear on the weather back home for the weekend, but if you can make it out and you live in New York City, this sounds like a good show: THE MANY IDENTITIES OF THE STRUGGLING CARTOONIST An artshow about cartoonists […]

Sequential and SelfMadeHero team for enhanced digital graphic novels

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Sequential and SelfMadeHero team for enhanced digital graphic novelshttp://ift.tt/1jfejME Tweet The British graphic novel scene has been swiftly developing, with publishers like SelfMadeHero, Blank Slate and NoBrow leading the way. IPad app Sequential has been setting up a virtual store for electronic GNs using their own software, and they’ve just added a bunch of SelfMadeHero […]

X-0 Manowar #25 gets gala issue with Hitch, Jones, more

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X-0 Manowar #25 gets gala issue with Hitch, Jones, morehttp://ift.tt/1cUkkdM Tweet Valiant is wasting no time getting into the gala anniversary business, announcing a 25th issue special for X-0 Manowar, with interiors by regular writer Robert Venditti, and guests eter Milligan, Justin Jordan Rafer ROberts and more, covers by JELENA-KEVIC DJURDJEVIC (Thor) and BRYAN HITCH […]

Getting Into Inking with Mark Morales [Interview]

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Mark Morales is a comic book superstar. Having worked on many of the best-selling Marvel titles of the last few years, he’s worked as an inker alongside artists like Olivier Coipel, Jim Cheung, and Leinil Yu on comics like Infinity, Avengers Vs X-Men, Children’s Crusade, Fear Itself… if Marvel have a big storyline they want […]

Bergen Street Comics to go subs only on Big Two monthly comics

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Bergen Street Comics owner Tom Adams made a brief Twitter announcement the other night about changing his business model for Marvel and DC periodicals to a subs-only model. Adams presented it as a business-driven change and not anything to do with politics or a “statement.” You can read the tweets below, but based on everything […]

To do Feb 11: The Many Identities of the Struggling Cartoonist

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I’m not too clear on the weather back home for the weekend, but if you can make it out and you live in New York City, this sounds like a good show: THE MANY IDENTITIES OF THE STRUGGLING CARTOONIST An artshow about cartoonists and other mediums   Curated by Adriano Moraes and Christine di Tolvo […]