Brigid Alverson

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Angouleme to Add Women Creators to List of Grand Prix Nominees

Wed, January 6th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Reacting to a growing boycott, organizers of the Angouleme International Comics Festival announced they'll include female creators on the Grand Prix longlist.

10 Creators Withdraw Names From Angouleme Grand Prix List

Wed, January 6th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Daniel Clowes, Milo Manara, Chris Ware and others have withdrawn their names from consideration for the Grand Prix d'Angouleme. Updated!

Angouleme Grand Prix's Male-Only Long List Sparks Call For Boycott

Tue, January 5th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Not a single female creator is among the 30 candidates for the Angouleme International Comics Festival's 2016 lifetime achievement award.

Artist Charged in Alleged "Kung Fu Panda" Shakedown

Tue, January 5th, 2016 | Category: Film

A Massachusetts man has been indicted on charges stemming from his failed copyright-infringement lawsuit against DreamWorks Animation.

Comics A.M. - Comic Market Draws 520,000 Over Three Days

Mon, January 4th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Comic Market attendance dips! Zunar lashes out at Malaysian government! The manga "One Piece's" Eiichiro Oda wishes he created! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - "Charlie Hebdo" to Mark Anniversary of Attack With Special Issue

Thu, December 31st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Charlie Hebdo" to release 1 million-copy special issue! "The Book That Hitler Didn't Want You to Read"! Scott McCloud talks storytelling! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Comics, Diversity and the "Asian Superhero"

Wed, December 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The year that comics with Asian and Asian-American heroes finally broke through! What graphic novels made the most best-of lists? Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - The State of the Newspaper Comics Page

Tue, December 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

A look at the landscape of syndicated comics! Direct market retailers optimistic, but concerned about publishers! Greg Rucka talks "Dragon Age: Magekiller"!

Comics A.M. - Charting the Growth of the Graphic Novel Market

Mon, December 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

How the graphic novel market has evolved in the past decade! Will 2016 be tough for U.S. comics? A closer look at double-shipping comics! Plus much more!

"Saga," "Ms. Marvel" and "Nimona" Among Angouleme Finalists

Thu, December 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The Angouleme International Comics Festival announced its finalists, a list that includes "Southern Bastards," "Ms. Marvel," "Outcast," "Saga" and "Nimona."

Comics A.M. - Store Employee Foils Theft of $114 in Comics

Thu, December 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Alleged shoplifter nabbed with comics, heroin! A look at gay and trans characters in comics! Longtime "Boys Life" cartoonist retires! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - The Washington Post Pulls Ted Cruz Cartoon

Wed, December 23rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Post disagrees with cartoonist, says candidates' kids aren't "fair game"! Shakeup at Action Lab! Comics gifts for non-comics readers! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Visiting Koch Comics, Brooklyn's "Warehouse of Wonders"

Mon, December 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Touring Joseph Koch’s Comic Book Warehouse! Brian K. Vaughan on diversity and "Saga"! Adrian Tomine reflects on his long career! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - "Attack on Titan" Vol. 18 Tops Japan's Weekly Chart

Thu, December 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Manga's latest volume debuts with 969,743 copies! Cartoonist/editor Jacques Hurtubise passes away. Steve Orlando talks "Midnighter" and "Virgil"!

Comics A.M. - "Vinland Saga" Could End U.S. Release With Vol. 7

Wed, December 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kodansha Comics might stop publishing "Vinland Saga" in U.S.! Neil Gaiman talks "Sandman"! Cheyenne, Wyoming, is getting its own comics convention!

Comics A.M. - Spanish Artist Luis Bermejo Rojo Passes Away

Tue, December 15th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Artist was best known in U.S. for his work for "Creepy." A look at the top comics news stories of 2015! "Star Wars" vs. "Valerian and Laureline"! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Driver Sentenced in 2014 ZombieWalk Crash

Mon, December 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Driver sentenced in ZombieWalk crash that injured bystander! Suspect arrested in plot to kill Swedish artist! The history of Russian comics! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - "Edge City" Comic Strip to End After 15 Years

Fri, December 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Terry LaBan and Patty LaBan to retire "Edge City"! Interview with Chuck Dixon! More best-of-the-year lists! Eight graphic novels for kids! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Amarillo, Texas, Comic Store Robbed at Gunpoint

Thu, December 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Police search for suspect in armed store robbery! Remembering Shigeru Mizuki. Zunar's trial delayed! John Allison talks "Giant Days"! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - New Kickstarter Study Reveals Failure Rates

Wed, December 9th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Kickstarter study analyzes fulfillment! Kyle Higgins talks "Green Ranger: Year One"! David Mack discusses developing ideas! Plus much more!