Brigid Alverson

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Comics A.M. - Book Expo America's Comic Con Makeover

Fri, May 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

A look at Saturday's BookCon, "where storytelling and pop culture collide"! Dynamite announces "Shaft" deal! Soule talks "Swamp Thing," "Superman/Wonder Woman"!

Comics A.M. - Amazon Breaks Silence in Hachette Dispute

Thu, May 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

And Hachette responds! Looking back on the first two years of Valiant! "One Piece" to go on hiatus for two weeks! Plus, examining (arguably) the world's first comic!

Comics A.M. - MCM London Comic Con Draws a Reported 101,600

Wed, May 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Organizers dub it "the largest event of its kind ever held in the U.K.”! John Carpenter and Eric Powell on "Big Trouble in Little China"! Stan Lee and Chris Claremont talk X-Men!

Akira Himekawa On Inspiration, "Zelda" and "My Little Pony"

Tue, May 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The artists who draw the "Legend of Zelda" and "My Little Pony" manga discuss traveling around the world, gathering inspiration for their own projects.

Comics A.M. - Amazon Backs Off Marvel in Hachette Dispute

Tue, May 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

But the retail giant doubles down on Hachette's Yen Press imprint! Retailers ordered 4.65 million comics for FCBD! Interviews with Jack Elrod, Kate Leth, Daniel Clowes!

Ian Edginton on Mechanical Universes and "Brass Sun"

Sun, May 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed writer Ian Edginton discusses world building and serial storytelling in his latest 2000 AD collaboration with artist INJ Culbard.

Creators Explain Why Queer Comics Aren't What They Used To Be

Fri, May 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

LBGTQ comics have come a long way in the past ten years according to panelists at TCAF -- but plenty of challenges remain for creators.

Comics A.M. - Tunisian Court Denies Cartoonist's Appeal

Fri, May 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jabeur Mejri sentenced to eight months for insulting a public official! Three arrested in comic shop break-in! Telgemeier's "Sisters" to receive 200,000-copy print run!

Comics A.M. - Nearly 50% of Comics Kickstarter Projects Succeed

Thu, May 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Comics success rate higher than general publishing on crowdfunding platform! Interviews with Mark Millar! Kelly Sue DeConnick! Emma Rios! Brandon Easton!

Darwyn Cooke On Choreographing Comics Action, Life After "Parker"

Wed, May 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

At TCAF, Darwyn Cooke spoke about the changing comics scene, the kinetics of his Parker graphic novels and his uncertainty about the future.

Comics A.M. - C2E2 Sees Growth in Attendance, Floor Space

Tue, May 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

C2E2 attendance rises 18%, to 62,900! Golden Age creator Morris Weiss passes away. Motor City Comic Con draws about 40,000! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - In Larger Venue, Dallas Comic Con Draws Big Crowd

Mon, May 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Early estimates place attendance at 45,000! Kadokawa merging with Dwango! Connecticut store evolves beyond comics! Raina Telgemeier! Vivek Tiwary!

Comics A.M. - This Weekend, Motor City Comic Con Marks 25 Years

Fri, May 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

25th annual Motor City Comic Con kicks off today! Another look at Image's Humble Bundle! The Top 10 all-ages webcomics! The rise of LGBT comics characters!

Comics A.M. - Restricted Erotic Manga Removed From Kindle Store

Thu, May 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Younger Sister Paradise 2" was top-selling comic in Japanese Kindle! Loot Crate reaches 100,000 subscribers! The history of the graphic novel! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Is the World Ready For a Cosplay Invasion?

Wed, May 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

A look at how cosplay is surfacing in daily life! CEO Ted Adams reflects on 15 years of IDW! Interviews with Jaime Hernandez, Box Brown and Nick Mamatas! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Marvel, Yen Press Caught in Amazon/Hachette Feud

Tue, May 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Retail giant accused of suppressing sales of Hachette titles! "The Amazing Spider-Man" #1 sets dollar record! An intro to DRM-free digital comics! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - Why WonderCon Matters to San Francisco

Wed, May 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Why city leaders should care whether WonderCon returns from Anaheim! Marijuana comic "The Bud" catches fire! Hit wine manga "Drops of God" to end! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - "The 99" Creator Questions Reasons for Saudi Ban

Tue, May 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Naif Al-Mutawa poses questions to clerics who issued ruling! Where's the industry headed? Examining Wizard World's camera policy! A visit to The Super Museum!

C2E2: Creators, Educators Discuss Kids, Comics and Literacy

Mon, May 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

A group of academic experts and comic creators explained how comics can teach children to read, encourage critical thinking skills and even save your life.

Comics A.M. - TOON Books Launches Imprint For Older Readers

Mon, May 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

TOON Graphics' first offerings include "Hansel and Gretel" by Gaiman and Mattotti! A call for for more women in senior editorial positions! A look at pre-Code comics!

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