Brigid Alverson

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French Minister of Culture Honors Eight Creators

Sun, January 31st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Julie Maroh ("Blue Is the Warmest Color") and Marguerite Abouet ("Aya of Yop City") were among the creators named Knights of the Order of Arts and Letters.

Comics A.M. - "Valerian" Creator on (Possibly) Influencing "Star Wars"

Fri, January 29th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Valerian's" Pierre Christin talks "Star Wars"! Si Spurrier talks "Cry Havoc"! Johnnie Christmas on his collaboration with Margaret Atwood!

Comics A.M. - Angouleme Grand Prix Goes to Hermann

Thu, January 28th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Jeremiah" creator wins Angouleme Grand Prix! Diamond Book Distributors has second-best year ever! Plus much more!

Hernandez & Cooke's "Twilight Children" Brings Modern Sci-Fi to Comics

Wed, January 27th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cooke tell CBR News how two legendary comic creators came together to spin a modern sci-fi tale.

Comics A.M. - Iranian Cartoonist Acquitted on "Illegitimate Relations" Charges

Wed, January 27th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Atena Farghadani and her lawyer could've been sentenced to 99 lashes. A preview of the Angouleme International Comics Festival! A profile of Frank Quitely!

Comics A.M. - Ben Hatke's "Little Robot" Wins Children's Literature Award

Tue, January 26th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Little Robot" wins Gryphon Award! Comic-Con reveals more special guests! Tour Julia Wertz's Brooklyn apartment! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Complete Set of Marvel Comics Sells For $200,000

Mon, January 25th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Collection filled 106 longboxes! Belgian creator Hermann says he'd accept Grand Prix d’Angouleme! How IDW, Dynamite and BOOM! have grown! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - The Black Keys' Daniel Auerbach to Create Comic Soundtrack

Fri, January 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Musician to release album inspired by "Murder Ballads"! Yang, Piskor and more among National Book Festival guests! Plus much more!

Finalist Claire Wendling Doesn't Want Angouleme Grand Prix

Fri, January 22nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

In the latest twist in the story, French illustrator Claire Wendling has asked people not to vote for her to receive the Grand Prix d'Angouleme.

Comics A.M. - Viz Media Expands Walmart Deal, Makes Best Buy Debut

Thu, January 21st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Manga publisher increases presence at Walmart! Queen Rania of Jordan responds to "Charlie Hebdo" cartoon! British artist Andrew Johnson dies.

Comics A.M. - The Changing Industry and Its Changing Audience

Wed, January 20th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

What's behind the seismic changes? Marvel's "Secret Wars," explained! Eric Stephenson talks Image! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Ta-Nehisi Coates Among Book Critics Award Finalists

Tue, January 19th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Ta-Nehisi Coates a finalist for National Book Critics Circle Award! The resurgence of interest in Jack Kirby! Comic-Con announces more special guests!

Comics A.M. - "Attack on Titan: No Regrets" DVDs to Be Bundled With Manga

Mon, January 18th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Kodansha will release DVDs with special editions of "Attack on Titan"! Artist Ibramhim Moustafa talks "Doctor Fate"! Kate Evans on "Red Rosa"! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - "Charlie Hebdo" Cartoon Sparks Outrage

Fri, January 15th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"Charlie Hebdo" cartoon ignites charges of racism! A look at the French comic that may have influenced "Star Wars"! Interview with Eleanor Davis! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - 78-Year-Old Collector Has "Rescued" 75,000 Comics

Thu, January 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

South Dakota man doesn't read comics, he just saves them! Cartoonists claim censorship in "Charlie Hebdo" anniversary exhibit! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Complete Set of Marvel Comics Goes Up For Sale

Wed, January 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Collection boasts from "Fantastic Four" #1 through 2015! ComicFlix creates comics from video! How political cartooning has changed, post-"Charlie Hebdo"!

Comics A.M. - "Roller Girl" Names As Newbery Honor Book

Tue, January 12th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Victoria Jamieson graphic novel recognized by ALA! "The Walking Dead" leads December bookstore sales! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - "Asterix" Still Reigns Supreme in France

Mon, January 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

A look at the French comics market! The history of kids' comics! A talk with "March" writer John Lewis! The "Superheroes in Gotham” exhibit!

Despite Progress, Grand Prix d’Angouleme's All-Male Slate of Nominees Shows Gender Bias in Comics Remains

Fri, January 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Brigid Alverson explains why the all-male slate of nominees for the Grand Prix d’Angouleme is disheartening, but the response to it is exhilarating.

Comics A.M. - The Convention Market is "Starting to Saturate"

Fri, January 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

ReedPOP's Fensterman on NYCC and convention market! Raina Telgemeier rules the NYT bestseller list! A year after the "Charlie Hebdo" attack! Plus more!

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