Thursday, September 04, 2014


Back to the Future: Jules Feiffer
Cartoonist Jules Feiffer didn’t feel confident enough to publish his first original graphic novel until he was in his 80s. Over the decades, he’s worked in a staggering number of formats but until 'Kill My Mother' (Liveright) he hadn’t fully embraced the graphic novel format. more

How’s Marvel Now Working Out?
Since launching a major revamp of their line more than two years ago, Marvel has had mixed success with their Marvel NOW! titles. more
Light Novels Arrive in the U.S.—Again
The Japanese pop lit form known as light novels, short prose works with manga-style illustrations, is taking off, with Hachette Book Group’s new Imprint, Yen On, planning on released at least 24 titles in 2015, with more to come. more

Dark Horse Looks to Add More Kids' Graphic Novels
Dark Horse Comics is expanding the number of kids' graphic novels it publishes each year, launching four new titles in 2015 with more planned. more

Comic Riffs: Gene Luen Yang on Comics' Need for Diversity
The Shadow Hero author Gene Luen Yang delivered a powerful speech at the National Book Festival, Michael Cavna writes, discussing the importance of diverse characters in comics. It was the first time the festival had a dedicated programming block for graphic novels. more

Comics and Cola: Graphic Novels to Look for in September
PWCW's own Zainab Akhtar previews some of the comics coming out this month, and it's a doozy with work by Charles Burns. Michael Cho, Lucy Knisley, Tony Sandoval, Nick Sumida, Jamie Coe, Paul Pope and many more. more

Robot 6: Stan Lee Promotes Library Cards in ALA Campaign
91-year-old Stan Lee has reached out to youngsters in a new campaign launched by the American Library Association. “When you have a library card it’s like having a key to all the information in the world,” he says in a promo. more

CBR: Famed Archie Artist Stan Goldberg Dies at Age 82
Legendary Archie creator Stan Goldberg passed away on Sunday after suffering a stroke two weeks ago. He was best known for drawing Archie comics, which he did until 2010. A Spider-Man story drawn by Goldberg will appear this November. more

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