Mediatoon Licensing, a subsidiary of Média-Participations, the largest comics and graphic novel publisher in Europe, has officially confirmed the launch this fall of Europe Comics. The news was recently announced at San Diego Comic Con and Book Expo America. The joint digital initiative will encompass the online distribution of European works in English, the international promotion of European authors and the creation of a European comics online directory. The goal of the venture is to bring European comics and their authors closer to an international audience of readers and comics professionals. A diverse catalog of mainstream series, fiction and non-fiction graphic novels for adults and children’s titles will be made available in English and in digital format, while European authors will be promoted at live events across Europe and the USA.
Thirteen European comics and graphic novel companies will be behind Europe Comics from Belgium to Poland! The list includes: Ballon (Belgium), BAO (Italy), Cinebook (UK), Darkwood (Serbia), Dibbuks (Spain), Dargaud (France), Dupuis (Belgium), Le Lombard (Belgium), Tunué (Italy) and Timof (Poland). Also on board are the Turkish agent Akan Ajans and the French audiovisual company Ellispanime. Europe Comics is coordinated by Mediatoon Licensing and co-funded by the European Union. Europe Comics also hopes that their website will become a reference for international comics professionals because of their fountain of information with trade events, European publishers, and more. The Europe Comics catalogue will be distributed to all major online retailers and libraries by French digital comics platform izneo.com.
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