Graphic Novels

Webcomics Wednesday: Jason Shiga’s Demon

Webcomics Wednesday: Jason Shiga’s Demon

Lately I’ve been covering a lot of teen-friendly webcomics, so it’s high time I showcase something for adults, and Jason Shiga’s Demon (which, at some points, is so adult it might qualify as NSFW, so be forewarned) is just the ticket. Shiga’s no newbie: he’s published several graphic novels, including the mind-bending Meanwhile, which my predecessor Ian […]

With the Tribute Edition, Bone Finally Falls Off This Shelf of Shame

With the Tribute Edition, Bone Finally Falls Off This Shelf of Shame

Cindy: This qualifies as a Mystery Month post. The primary mystery is: Why haven’t I read Jeff Smith’ Bone before? It certainly doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to deduce the answer. This graphic novel series is so popular in my middle school libraries that it doesn’t need my promotion and it’s hard getting a copy wrenched from the […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Abby Howard’s The Last Halloween

Webcomics Wednesday: Abby Howard’s The Last Halloween

Apparently I’m in the mood for eerie black-and-white comics, since this is the second post in a row that features something grim and shadowy. I personally blame Keir, who poked his head in my office door this week and, intently focused on Mystery Month, asked, “Is is noir?” Well, not really, unless you consider it […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Girl in Dior

In about the most elegant graphic novel—or any book—trailer you’ll ever see, Annie Goetzinger discusses her process in creating Girl in Dior (NBM), her evolution as an artist, and how she illustrated the well-known and often-photographed character who became “her Dior.” There’s French, there are the book’s magnificent spreads, there’s Satie. . . . So […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Petra Nordlund’s Prague Race

Webcomics Wednesday: Petra Nordlund’s Prague Race

This week’s Webcomics Wednesday is going to Finland . . . again. That’s where Petra Nordlund writes Prague Race, a macabre, manga-inspired fantasy. Spirited Leona is happy to finally be living in her own apartment with her adorable cat, Gabriele, and when she stumbles into a curiosity shop with her friend, Colin, she finds the […]

Book Trailer Thursday: I Was a Child

Bruce Eric Kaplan’s graphic memoir, I Was a Child (Penguin/Blue Rider), begins with the author’s birth in 1964, and covers his life through the death of both of his parents. Some of the highlights? TV and Cheez-Its. Michael Cart writes, “indeed, a quiet life, but a pleasantly diverting one, just like this memoir.”

Webcomics Wednesday: J. N. Wiedle’s Helvetica

Webcomics Wednesday: J. N. Wiedle’s Helvetica

Here at Booklist, we’re already gearing up for May, which in our book-cluttered halls means one thing: Mystery Month. I know it’s early, but I can’t help having detectives on the brain, so I will openly admit that I sought out a mystery webcomic for this week’s post, and I am delighted by my find. […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Evan Dahm’s Vattu

Webcomics Wednesday: Evan Dahm’s Vattu

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a purely engrossing epic fantasy, and Evan Dahm’s Vattu fits that bill. In the grassy expanse along a river, Dahm introduces the title character, Vattu, a young girl from a nomadic tribe who gets caught up in a dangerous game of imperial politics, religion, and revolution. Everything about Vattu’s birth is inauspicious—she’s born late […]

Publishing U: The Graphic Novel Pregame

Publishing U: The Graphic Novel Pregame

What You Can Do to Get Noticed by a Comics Publisher Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In the ninth post of our Publishing U series, Gina Gagliano, Associate Marketing & Publicity Manager for Macmillan’s graphic novel imprint, First Second Books, outlines some of the […]

Book Trailer Thursday: March: Books One and Two

Though not a trailer, today’s timely video will no doubt generate interest in March: Book One and Book Two by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, and illustrated by Nate Powell. In this clip from his Daily Show appearance earlier this week, Lewis talks to Jon Stewart about his experiences as a Freedom Rider 50 […]