Brigid Alverson

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Comics A.M. - Manga Is 80% of Japan's Digital Book Market

Wed, January 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Japan's larger digital market is worth an estimated $710 million! The unlikely success of The Moomins! Jason Aaron talks "Star Wars"! Plus much more!

Al-Qaida Claims Responsibility for "Charlie Hebdo" Attack

Wed, January 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Al-Qaida has claimed responsibility for the attack on the French satire magazine "Charlie Hebdo" that killed 12 people, including five prominent cartoonists.

Image, BOOM! Again Named Gem Awards Publishers of the Year

Fri, January 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Voted on by comics retailers, Image Comics and BOOM! Studios once again took honors as top publishers in their divisions.

Comics A.M. - Police Face "Charlie Hebdo" Suspects in Twin Siege

Fri, January 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Police surround suspected shooters, apparent accomplice takes hostages. "Charlie Hebdo's" anti-authoritarianism. Revisiting Draw Mohammad Day” cartoonist.

IMAGE EXPO: Humble Bundle Launches "Image Firsts" Bundle

Thu, January 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Humble Bundle kicks off the new year with an "Image Firsts" bundle, including the first "Walking Dead Compendium," "Saga Book One" and more.

Comics A.M. - Defiant "Charlie Hebdo" Plans to Publish Next Week

Thu, January 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Following deadly attack, satire magazine wants to demonstrate "stupidity will not win"! More reactions to shootings, plus a look at American plots to kill cartoonists.

Cartoonist Philippe Honoré Among "Charlie Hebdo" Victims

Thu, January 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Philippe Honoré, whose cartoon of ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was in the magazine’s last tweet before the attack, was among the victims.

Remembering the Cartoonists of "Charlie Hebdo"

Wed, January 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

In the wake of the attack on the offices of French satirical magazine "Charlie Hebdo," ROBOT 6 looks back at the lives lost and their cartoons.

Gunmen Kill 12 at Office of French Satirical Magazine "Charlie Hebdo"

Wed, January 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The editor of the satirical magazine and three of the publication's best-known cartoonists are among the victims of masked gunmen.

Comics A.M. - First Second's Mark Siegel On "New Mainstream"

Wed, January 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Siegel talks 2014 and 2015, library market and more! A look at anime, manga and Japan's child porn laws! Nick Spencer on "Ant-Man"! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Nostalgia, Franchises And The New Comics Economy

Tue, January 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

A look at some of the big questions for 2015! Rob Guillory on the unexpected success of "Chew"! Dylan Horrocks discusses depression and creative frustrations!

Comics A.M. - Questions Surround Cherry City Comic Con

Mon, January 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Vendors seek refunds as organizer offers reassurance! The broadening audience for graphic novels! Kodansha moves toward same-day digital release of magazines!

In Andi Watson's "Princess Decomposia," Romance Is Undead

Sat, January 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The creator of "Gum Girl" and "Glister" talks with ROBOT 6 about his latest all-ages graphic novel, "Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula."

Ryan Sands Carves Out "Frontier's" 2015 Lineup

Fri, January 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The Youth in Decline publisher discusses the impressive 2015 roster for his flagship anthology: Jillian Tamaki, Anna Deflorian, Becca Tobin and Michael DeForge.

Comics A.M. - The Rise, Decline and Rebirth of Valiant

Wed, December 31st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

A profile of the revival of Valiant! San Diego juggles All-Star Game and Comic-Con in 2016! Kelly Sue DeConnick talks "Bitch Planet"! More of the best comics of 2014!

Comics A.M. - Theakston Threatens Action Against Kirby Museum

Wed, December 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Artist says he'll file theft complain about photocopies of Kirby's pencils over holidays! The biggest comics news stories of 2014! A look at classic Disney Christmas comics!

Comics A.M. - Two Charged in Theft of $5,000 Worth of Comics

Mon, December 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

San Antonio police worked with stores to nab suspects! Humble Bundle sold $3M worth of digital comics in 2014 Indonesian editor could face blasphemy charges!

Fighting Sexual Violence in India with "Priya's Shakti"

Sun, December 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

ROBOT 6 talks with creators Ram Devenini and Dan Goldman about their comic, which uses elements of Indian religion & mythology to send a strong message about rape.

Comics A.M. - U.K. Publisher Great Beast to Close

Wed, December 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jan. 7 will be last day for nearly two-year-old publisher! Who prints the comics? Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido talk "Blacksad"! The lasting appeal of Archie!

Comics A.M. - How One Manga Publisher Is Expanding Into China

Tue, December 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kodansha publishes a magazine for Chinese readers featuring local artists! Superheroes and secret identities! MariNaomi on community and creator databases!

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