March: Book Two cover revealed on CNN

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Tweet March: Book One, the graphic novel memoir of civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis, as adapted by Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, was a bestseller and gained publicity previously little heard of for a graphic novel, with appearances on the Colbert Report and Rachel Maddow among many other places. The first volume has been […]

Preview: Jeffrey Brown Incredible Change-Bots Two Point Something Something

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TweetThanks to the success of his TWO Star Wars series—”Goodnight Darth Vader” has been on the bestseller list for weeks, and his Jedi Academy is a hit series for Scholastic—Jeffrey Brown has become one of the most successful contemporary cartoonists. But before he hit with Star Wars, he was making kids and adults laugh with […]

March Book One is first graphic novel to win the RFK Book Award

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Tweet MARCH Book One, the comics version of the life story of Civil rights pioneer Rep. John Lewis. has been breaking boundaries since it was published last year and it just smashed another one; it’s the first ever graphic novel to win a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. The awards recognize books which reflect Kennedy’s […]

In India they are celebrating Free Comic Book Weekend with free downloads

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Tweet I thought this announcement of global comic book love was worth it’s very own post. This is the second time this event has been held, sponsored by the Comic Con India. And instead of going to stores, you download free comics from various Indian publishers. Sounds like a great way to experience some new […]

Eventbrite uses social media to examine PAXEast

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Tweet PAX East, the hugely successful Boston version of the gaming show created by Penny Arcade, wrapped up last weekend. PAX Prime is held in Seattle, and they just announced PAX South, to be held Jan. 23-25 in San Antonio, Texas. There’s also a PAX Australia—all the shows are run by ReedPOP, which also throws […]

Top Shelf’s Chris Ross on DRM-Free Graphic Novels and Print-Digital Bundles [Interview]

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TweetBy Bruce Lidl Indie comics publisher Top Shelf announced yesterday that they will be selling a selection of their digital titles, without any DRM copy protection technology. Joining Image in the trend away from DRM on comics, Top Shelf will now offer eleven graphic novels from their own website in a variety of open formats, […]

Shia LaBeouf skywrites apology to Dan Clowes

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This is a thing that actually happened. When I first saw it popping up on my feeds I thought it was some kind of photo shop jobbie, but no. Shia LaBeouf, the embattled plagiarist/actor, hired a plane to skywrite “I am sorry Daniel Clowes” over the pellucid skies of Los Angeles.

Top Shelf announces new books by Alan Moore and Liz Prince

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TweetInfo on a couple of 2014 Top Shelf releases has been revealed. The Bojeffries Saga by Alan Moore and Steve Parkhouse is a comedy classic. I believe this collection has been in the works for a while (I have an older version of it sitting a few feet from where I’m typing) but an improved, […]

Top Shelf to donate MARCH BOOK ONE to every member of Congress.

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Tweet Well, a digital copy anyway. MARCH BOOK ONE, the comics autobiography of civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis, has had a heck of a run since its August release and is now making another charge at the Year’s end Best Of lists. And to put a cherry on it, publisher Top Shelf has teamed […]

MARCH soars to #12 on Amazon after Rachel Maddow appearance

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Tweet MARCH made it to Maddow last night, as Rep. John Lewis, co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell appeared on the Rachel Maddow show for a full 10 minute segment which you can watch here: Maddow, who is a regular graphic novel reader, showed love for Powell and the whole project and also mentioned […]

First Look: Nemo: The Roses of Berlin by Moore and O’Neill

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Sixteen years ago, notorious science-brigand Janni Nemo journeyed into the frozen reaches of Antarctica to resolve her father’s weighty legacy in a storm of madness and loss, barely escaping with her Nautilus and her life. … But when the pirate queen learns that her loved ones are held hostage in the nightmarish Berlin, she has no choice save to intervene directly, traveling with her aging lover Broad Arrow Jack into the belly of the beastly metropolis.

Top Shelf’s big $3 sale winds up today — don’t let it pass you by

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Every year indie mainstay Top Shelf Holds a big $3 sale selected backstock that last for a few weeks. The 2013 sale ends today and you can get books for even a lot less than $1, as well as comics by Alan Moore, Eddie Campbell, Craig Thompson and many many more. You can get some very awesome books for only $1. What are you waiting for? Seriously here are a few of the books you can get for ONE FRAKKING DOLLAR:

Pedigree Chum 13/09/13: Wonder Man Don’t Count

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TweetHeidi’s off at Congress, as per usual, meaning there’s just me here at Stately Beat Mansion right now. It would be very bad luck indeed to not have a roundup piece on a Friday the 13th, so here’s a selection of news, opinion pieces, artwork, and all kinds of other stuff. Here’s some of the […]

SDCC: Rep. John Lewis’s MARCH: Book One

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Tweetby Pam Auditore  Among the faux Heroes in spandex came a true, real life one, in suit and tie, to San Diego’s Comic-Con one Saturday morning. Representative John Lewis, Democrat, of the Congressional 5th District of Georgia, and sole surviving speaker of the 1963 Freedom March on Washington, made his Comic-Con debut promoting his  autobiographical […]

Rep. John Lewis promotes March on The Colbert Report

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Tweet March: Volume 1 has already had pretty huge success since its release at Comic-Con—and last night it got one of the ultimate media accolades—a slot on The Colbert Report. Stephen Colbert grilled the civil rights icon on wether graphic novels were serious enough for the Civil Rights movement—but you know, disparagement is Colbert speak […]

Preview: Love and Rockets New Stories #6

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Tweet What was that we were saying about Fall shaping up? Love and Rockets: New Stories #6 is coming out in October, and will undoubtedly be the talk of the town. Pre-orders from the above link get two special Los. Bros mini-comics. Since relaunching Love and Rockets with New Stories, a single thick volume released […]