Brigid Alverson

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Articles By Brigid Alverson

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Comics A.M. - A Half-Century of "Archie," By Circulation Figures

Tue, July 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Tracing the (sales) life of "Archie"! Bryan Lee O'Malley talks "Seconds"! Nate Powell on the "March: Book Two" cover! Emily Carroll discusses her creepy comics! More!

Comics A.M. - Russian Media Watchdog Eyes Marvel's "Avengers"

Mon, July 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Are Marvel comics "“propaganda of a cult of violence"? For the first time, an Archie title tops the direct market graphic novel chart! Allentown Comic Con draws 4,000!

Comics A.M. - Digital Sales Grew to $90 Million in 2013

Fri, July 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Sales of digital comics rose $29 percent over 2012! Joshua Hale Fialkov on "The Life After" and creator-owned comics! Art Spiegelman discusses Winsor McCay!

Comics A.M. - Oz Comic-Con Scrutinized For Scarcity of Female Guests

Wed, July 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Con organizer points to availability, male domination of superhero comics! Tim Seeley talks "Grayson"! How comics help physicians educate patients! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - "Blondie" Artist Frank Cummings Passes Away

Tue, July 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Cummings dies at age 55. The comics element of ALA's annual conference! Reflecting the political and economic climate in comics! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Taiwan "One Piece" Exhibit Draws 100,000 in First Week

Mon, July 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Fans flock to first "One Piece" exhibition of its kind outside of Japan! Jim Salicrup talks Papercutz! Jimmy Gownley on "Amelia Rules!" and "The Dumbest Idea Ever"!

Comics A.M. - Bill Watterson's Return to the Public Eye

Thu, July 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Tracing the welcome return of the "Calvin and Hobbes" creator! The history of those "peeing Calvin" decals! A snapshot of the Michigan comics scene! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - UK Charity Store Receives Comic Book Windfall

Wed, July 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Collector donates 800 comics dating back to 1960s! The secret origins of Ghost Variant covers! Interviews with Gabrielle Bell and Jamie Smart! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - A Nonprofit Alternative For Some Publishers?

Tue, July 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Is a nonprofit model a viable option for alt-comics publishers? Remembering Etta Hulme. Warren Ellis & Tula Lotay on "Supreme: Blue Rose"! Ed Brubaker talks "Velvet"!

Comics A.M. - Canada's Johnny Canuck Poised For Revival

Mon, June 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Archivist looks to collect adventures of Golden Age hero! Madefire branches out into Windows 8! Mike Mayhew on "The Star Wars"! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Bill Watterson's "Pearls" Art to Be Sold For Charity

Fri, June 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist's "Pearls Before Swine" art will go up for auction in August! Tech news site abruptly fires Ted Rall! Editorial cartoonist Etta Hulme passes away. Plus more!

Comics A.M. - A Closer Look at Barnes & Noble Split, Nook's Future

Thu, June 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

What plan could mean for retail stores and the tablet! The popularity of hardcore gay manga in the U.S.! John Romita Jr.! Neal Adams! Esther Pearl Watson! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Asbury Park Comicon Changes Cities, Name

Wed, June 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

East Coast Comicon set for April 2015 in Secaucus, New Jersey! "Weatherbird" cartoonist Amadee Wohlschlaeger passes away. A look at creator-owned comics!

Comics A.M. - Judge Lifts Order Blocking Hastings Sale

Tue, June 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Hastings shareholders expected to approve $21.4 million sale next month! Interviews with Gene Luen Yang, David Dwonch and Fritz Casas! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Wizard World Philadelphia's $5.9M Economic Impact

Mon, June 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Big crowds, but not such a big economic impact? John Romita Jr. on making the leap to DC! A first-timers report from Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - The Secret of Batman's Enduring Appeal

Fri, June 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Why, after 75 years, the Dark Knight remains popular! Economics of creator-owned comics! Wizard World Philadelphia! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Taking a Stand Against Harassment at Cons

Thu, June 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

What some women are doing to address harassment at conventions! Interviews with Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, Nick Bertozzi and Gene Luen Yang! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Gallery's Denver Comic Con Proceeds Stolen

Wed, June 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Thief takes cash, special orders from gallery owners! Japan bans child porn but exempts manga and anime! Gail Simone talks "Batgirl"! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Turkish Cartoonist Begins Prison Sentence

Tue, June 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mehmet Düzenli convicted of insulting controversial Muslim preacher! A look at May's direct market numbers! CLAMP launching new series based on "Tsubasa"!

Comics A.M. - Denver Comic Con Attendance Grows to 86,500

Mon, June 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Attendance increases from 61,000 in 2013! Copy of Sakyo Komatsu's first manga, from 1948, discovered in U.S.! Interviews with Walter Simonson and Marv Wolfman!

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