Graphic Novels

Webcomics Wednesday: Cathy G. Johnson’s Jeremiah

Webcomics Wednesday: Cathy G. Johnson’s Jeremiah

We’ve been telling you a lot about Cathy G. Johnson’s work lately (see here and here), and I know I, for one, am particularly excited about the forthcoming No Dogs Allowed. But 2017 is far away! Luckily, Johnson has lots and lots of work posted on her website that you can read for free right now, as well […]

Publishing U: Getting a Graphic Novel Published, Part Two

Publishing U: Getting a Graphic Novel Published, Part Two

Deconstructing the Graphic Novel Pitch Process Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. This entry in our Publishing U series is the second in a two-part history of how one graphic novel went from idea to reality. Cathy G. Johnson, author of the forthcoming No Dogs Allowed, and […]

Publishing U: Getting a Graphic Novel Published, Part One

Publishing U: Getting a Graphic Novel Published, Part One

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. This entry in our Publishing U series is the first in a two-part history of how one graphic novel went from idea to reality. Cathy G. Johnson, author of the forthcoming No Dogs Allowed, and Gina Gagliano, Associate Marketing & […]

Worldcomics Wednesday: Comics Uniting Nations

Worldcomics Wednesday: Comics Uniting Nations

Savvy readers will notice a slight change in this week’s heading. Today we’re shaking up Webcomics Wednesdays by featuring an initiative that will eventually be on the web (and elsewhere). Comics Uniting Nations, a partnership between Reading with Pictures, Project Everyone, and PCI Media (an organization dedicated to producing “entertainment-education”) plans to use the “universal visual […]

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.”