Graphic Novels

Audiobook Trailer Thursday: Ms. Marvel

Here’s a format we haven’t covered at Book Trailer Thursday: the graphic audiobook. GraphicAudio promises to give listeners an action-packed listening experience, with sound effects and full-cast recordings. It’s interesting to have a trailer to share, too, because although the graphic element is of course what’s missing in an audiobook, this could bridge the gap for […]

Sleepless Knight: A Graphic Novel That’s Summer Fun for Younger Readers

Sleepless Knight: A Graphic Novel That’s Summer Fun for Younger Readers

Lynn and Cindy: We’ve been working too hard and are ready for a few weeks of summer fun! Today we launch what we are calling a Summer Fun Bookends Blog Series. We’ll be headed to the beach, the pool, on camping trips, and even to the movies. Are you ready for some summer fun? Lynn […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Sarah Becan’s I Think You’re Sauceome

Webcomics Wednesday: Sarah Becan’s I Think You’re Sauceome

I picked the feature image for today’s Webcomics Wednesday very intentionally. Did you notice the chanterelle mushrooms in the top left corner? Those golden beauties are close to my heart. My parents live in a very remote part of Washington, which can be kind of a drag, except for one thing: the glorious food! They […]

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 […]