Tag Archives: graphic novels

‘I Definitely Relate To Anda As A Once-Teenage Nerd’ – Exclusive Interview With In Real Life Artist Jen Wang

By Cameron Hatheway October 14th marks the release of the fantasy video game graphic novel In Real Life from First Second Books. Originally starting as a short fiction story on Salon.com by Cory Doctorow, it has since become fleshed out …

The Visually Stunning ‘In Real Life’ Tackles Gold Farming And Women In Video Games

By Cameron Hatheway When Cory Doctorow first came up with the story of In Real Life, it was as an article on Salon.com titled “Anda’s Game” almost 10 years ago. The issues of gold farming and hostility towards female gamers …

I Am Living In 2 Homes Helps Children From Divorced Families

By Cameron Hatheway Growing up, I had several friends who had divorced parents. The majority of them stayed with their mothers and saw their fathers on the weekends or every other week, but it always scared me hearing the stories …

Battling Boy’s Prequel Is About To Land – An Exclusive Interview With David Rubín On The Rise Of Aurora West

By Cameron Hatheway September 30th marks the release of The Rise of Aurora West from First Second Books, the prequel to Paul Pope’s Eisner award-winning Battling Boy. One of the things I noted in my review of the prequel was …

Femme Fatales Reign Supreme In Jules Feiffer’s Kill My Mother

By Cameron Hatheway When you were younger, did you ever tell your mother that you hated her? That you wished she was dead? You might still feel the same way, and if that’s the case I’m sorry this article is …

Cyberpunk’s Influence On Brian Wood’s Channel Zero And The Couriers

By Bart Bishop Graphic novelist Brian Wood’s Channel Zero (2000) and The Couriers (2003) fuse baroque sequential art with misanthropic prose. Wood’s surface influences of “punk rock” and cyberpunk are demonstrated in his aesthetic choices, utilizing the zine methodologies of …

Summer Reading – An Original Bosnian Graphic Novel In The Healing Island

By Emir Pasanovic In my last text, I mentioned in a few places how beautiful Croatia’s coast is, but how can I portray how much the sea really shapes the lives of many continentals like myself who only get to …

Farel Dalrymple’s The Wrenchies Is A Beautifully Brutal Masterpiece

By Cameron Hatheway In a post-apocalyptic world where demons, zombies and agents of the damned roam the earth, only one gang known as the Wrenchies are brave enough to kick evil’s ass and save what’s left of humanity. Oh, and …

Help Terry Martin Resurrect Dead Girls In Graphic Novel Glory

By Alasdair Stuart Terry Martin is one of the hardest working people in modern genre fiction. The head of the award-winning The House of Murky Depths, Terry has been instrumental in championing, and publishing, work by some of the best …

Preview Nobrow’s Moonhead And The Music Machine – One Of The Wildest Comics In Our Orbit

Moonhead and the Music Machine is a wild title, but we like them strange in comics, however the title doesn’t really prepare you for the even wilder premise and the highly imaginative artwork on this book now available from Nobrow …

The Guardian Combines Literary Authors With Comic Artists, From Audrey Niffenegger To Dave Gibbons

This Saturday, the Guardian newspaper is to fill its Weekend magazine with comics. New comics. Though written by authors more associated with literary work and drawn by artists known for their comics. Creating pairings such as these… Gillian Flynn and …

The Top 100 Comics And Graphic Novels Of March 2014 (UPDATE)

We’ll get more stats later, but for now here’s the top fifty sales of comics and graphic novels in March 2014. As we noted, DC grabbing the top four spots hasn’t happened for some time, but Marvel dominated marketshare in …

David Hine And Mark Stafford Launch The Bad Bad Place, For Meanwhile

Mark Stafford is the guy who did the covers my Civil Wardrobe and all the Avengefuls books. Oh sure, some will look to his work on Cherubs, The Lovecraft Anthology and The Man Who Laughs, but for me he’ll always …

Cyber Monday Comics Deals From Publisher To Publisher… (UPDATE)

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Frank Thorne’s Red Sonja – Dynamite To Join The Original Art Reproduction Business

It was Scott Dunbier‘s idea originally, though he had to be fired from DC Comics before he could pursue it. The Artist’s Edition format for IDW, in which the original art of a comic book is reproduced as accurately as …

Can’t Wait for Rio 2? Papercutz Has A Graphic Novel For You!

Fans of the animated film Rio will be getting a double douse of their favorite characters starting in March as Papercutz introduces a new line of graphic novels that will be followed a month later by the theatrical release of …

Saturday Runaround – Comics Are Still Not Just For Kids Anymore

COVER STORIES Charles Rousseau is signing at Cards, Comics And Collectibles in Maryland from noon today, and the store will naturally have their exclusive Adventure Time #10 cover by Charles for him to sign. Jae Lee will be doing similar …

October 2012 Comics And Graphic Novel Sales Break Records

JohnJackson Miller writes; • It’s the best month overall in the Diamond Exclusive Era (1997-present) by a long stretch. Orders topped $47 million; the previous record (set in May) was beaten by probably $2.5 million. This puts us at $394 …