Brigid Alverson

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Comics A.M. - "Attack on Titan" Drives Manga Sales Turnaround

Tue, March 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Manga market in North America sees second year of growth! Black Mask Studios launches YouTube channel! Why is eBay deleting Marvel digital code listings?

Comics A.M. - Viz Sees 20% Rise In Shoujo Mange In Direct Market

Mon, March 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Viz Media executive talks sales, manga market! "Barney & Clyde" creators explain their "not-Muhammad" strip! A report from ComicsPRO meeting! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Do Kids Still Actually Read Comic Strips?

Fri, March 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Big Nate" creator says yes, just not in newspapers! Jeremy Holt on the origin of "Southern Dog"! Viz acquires "Bloody Mary" and "Honey So Sweet"!

Comics A.M. - Roz Chast's Memoir Tops Bookstore Chart Again

Thu, March 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Saga," two volumes of "March," and "The Sculptor" round out top five! Interviews with Jeff Lemire, Shawn Martinbrough and Ed Piskor! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Malaysian Police Disrupt Zunar Book Launch

Wed, March 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Authorities say cartoonist didn't have proper permit! Kevin Kallaugher wins Herblock Prize! Plus, Dinesh Shamdasani, Benjamin Percy and Simon Hanselmann!

Comics A.M. - CBLDF Responds To "Palomar" Library Challenge

Mon, March 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBLDF questions reporting, district policy in New Mexico case! A look at manga sales trends in Japan and U.S.! Mark Waid on "Star Wars: Princess Leia"! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Suspect Charged In Theft Of Comics Collection

Fri, February 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Vermont man pleads not guilty to 17 counts! Retailer optimism high for 2015! French political cartoon festival canceled amid security concerns! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Driver in ZombieWalk Crash Will Face Charges

Thu, February 26th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Man who drove into ZombieWalk crowd will be arraigned March 9! Illustrator Mel Crawford passes away. Georgetown University paper pulls cartoon amid protests!

Comics A.M. - Flush With Cash, "Charlie Hebdo" Now At Crossroads

Wed, February 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Rift forms as staff debates future of satire magazine! "Naruto," "Assassination Classroom" among Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize nominees! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Dark Horse To Release "Astro Boy" Omnibus

Tue, February 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Osamu Tezuka's beloved creation gets 700-page collection in the fall! Scrutinizing Vertigo's direct market sales!

Comics A.M. - 40 Arrested In Japanese Crackdown On Illegal Uploads

Mon, February 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Police searched 133 locations in nationwide roundup! Duane Swierczynski on dropping the f-bomb in an Archie comic! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Six GNs Up For Children's Choice Book Awards

Fri, February 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Record number of graphic novels among finalists for kids' book award! Retailer makes the most out of comics ruined by water! When comics and music meet!

Comics A.M. - Tanzania Closes Newspaper Over Cartoon

Thu, February 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

GADO's cartoon criticized Tanzanian president! Duane Swierczynski talks "Black Hood"! Derf Backderf remembers NYT's David Carr! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Malaysian Police Seize Copies of Zunar's New Book

Wed, February 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Malaysian cartoonist was charged last week with sedition! Lynda Barry and Matt Groening on their friendly rivalry! The strange history of Harley Quinn!

Comics A.M. - Hayao Miyazaki Labels "Charlie Hebdo" Cartoons "A Mistake"

Tue, February 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary animator questions how caricatures were used. Indian cartoonist Rajinder Puri passes away. A look back at DC's "Prez." Plus more!

Comics A.M. - The Koran Gets Manga Adaptation In Japan

Mon, February 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

East Press releases Koran manga adaptation! Ecuadorian cartoonist, paper ordered to apologize for making fun of politician's stutter! Garry Trudeau honored!

Comics A.M. - Final "Naruto" Sells 874,000 Copies In Its First Week

Fri, February 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Final volume of "Naruto" tops Japan's weekly sales chart! A look at the pop-culture convention boom! The state of the digital comics market! More!

Comics A.M. - Veteran "Beano" Artist Andy Hutton Passes Away

Thu, February 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The "Q-Bikes" creator dies at age 91. Kieron Gillen on Marvel's "Star Wars: Darth Vader"! New "Mark Trail" cartoonist is making big changes! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Malaysian Cartoonist Zunar Charged With Sedition

Wed, February 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Zunar detained by police in Malaysia! Archie's Jon Goldwater on the relaunch! G. Willow Wilson and Marguerite K. Bennett talk "A-Force," "haterade" and more!

Comics A.M. - Taipei Comics Festival Expected to Draw 400,000

Tue, February 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Five-day comics and animation festival kicks off in Taiwan! Kuala Lumpur police say they're investigating cartoonist and politician! Plus more!

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