Brigid Alverson

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Comics A.M. - Graphic Novel Sales Up 10 % in Bookstores This Year

Thu, September 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Neilsen BookScan shows increase over same period in 2013! Alison Bechdel announces new memoir! A defense of graphic novels in literary awards! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - "The 99" Creator Discusses Fatwa, Death Threats

Wed, September 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Naif Al-Mutawa talks about life since Saudi ban! A look back at the comics scare of the '50s! Retailer Gods & Monsters to open in Orlando with 19,000 square feet of space!

Comics A.M. - Longtime Retailer Steve Koch Passes Away

Tue, September 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The owner of St. Louis' Comic Headquarters was 55. Neal Adams & Annie Koyama interviews! Fledgling Vietnam comics industry attracts young talent!

Comics A.M. - Pulitzer-Winning Cartoonist Tony Auth Passes Away

Mon, September 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Longtime Philadelphia Inquirer cartoonist dies at age 72. Spotlight on The Sakai Project fund-raiser! Interviews with Jules Feiffer, and Box Brown and Jared Smith!

Ignatz Awards Ceremony Capped Off By Mock Wedding

Sun, September 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jason Shiga, Meredith Gran, and Jillian and Mariko Tamaki were among the winners of SPX's festival prizes during a ceremony that featured a mock wedding.

Comics A.M. - This Weekend, It's Small Press Expo

Fri, September 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

SPX kicks off its 20th show on Saturday! Interviews with Farel Dalrymple, Frazer Irving, Tom Taylor, Tania Del Rio, Mick Gray and Katie Shanahan! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Axel Alonso on Marvel's Female Superheroes

Thu, September 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's editor-in-chief talks sexualization, diversity! Stewart Copeland opens pop-up comics shop in Nashville! Two retailers on the secrets of their success! More!

Comics A.M. - Canadian Man Jailed For Watching Illegal Anime Porn

Wed, September 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Man gets jail time for watching "hentai" featuring underage characters! Dublin International Comic Expo spotlights harassment policy! This weekend, it's SPX!

Comics A.M. - Salt Lake Comic Con Attendees Were Mostly Local

Tue, September 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Tourism group estimates 15% of con attendees were from out of state! Indian cartoonist Kanika Mishra stands up to religious leader! A spotlight on "Viz"!

Comics A.M. - Salt Lake Comic Con Draws a Reported 120,000

Mon, September 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Fledgling convention on par with SDCC and NYCC! Latest volume of "The Walking Dead" tops bookstore sales! Interviews with Mark Millar and John Porcellino! More!

Comics A.M. - The Changing Demographics of the Comics Industry

Fri, September 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

A look at the rise, and influence, of female fandom! About 500 creators expected at Baltimore Comic-Con! Interviews with Jen Van Meter, Jake Parker and Nate Cooper!

Comics A.M. - Why Two Dealers Paid $3.2M For "Action Comics" #1

Thu, September 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Owners of Metropolis Collectibles say it was "a good price"! Sega has a gripe with Square Enix, "Hi Score Girl"! New volume of "One Piece" to debut with 4 million copies!

Comics A.M. - Warner Bros. Plans Buyouts, Possible Layoffs

Wed, September 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Warner Bros. eyes cuts as part of a plan to boost profits! Man who admitted to sending "Kuroko’s Basketball" threat letters wants conviction overturned! Plus more!

Texas Pastor Petitions City Council to Remove Vampire Books From Local Library

Sat, August 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

A pastor in Cleveland, Texas, has called for the removal of "occult" books from the teen room at the local library, including the manga "Vampire Knight."

Comics A.M. - Comic-Con Doesn't Rule Out Staying in San Diego

Fri, August 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Convention center expansion isn't only factor in organizers' decision! Interviews with Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and Ales Kot! Lynda Barry speaks at Willlamette University!

Comics A.M. - "Kuroko's Basketball" Manga Comes to an End

Thu, August 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Manga's final chapter to appear in Sept. 1 issue of "Shonen Jump"! David Henrie and Caleb Monroe talk "Cloaks"! Ruben Bolling's advice for comic strip creators!

Comics A.M. - A Look at the Diversity of the Batman Family

Wed, August 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The diverse characters of Gotham! Waid on "Everstar" and supporting comics for young readers! Davis talks "How to Be Happy"! Dalrymple on "The Wrenchies"!

Comics A.M. - Mimi Pond Wins PEN Center USA Literary Award

Tue, August 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Over Easy" recognized by PEN Center USA! Dark Horse expands slate of children's titles! Jules Feiffer talks "Kill My Mother"! Antony Johnston on "The Fuse"! Plus more!

Comics A.M. - At Dubai Con, Women Artists Outnumbered Men

Mon, August 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

A look inside Middle East Comic Con! Profiles of Jules Feiffer and Ed Piskor! The worst parents in comics! Plus much more!

Comics A.M. - Chinese Cartoonist Fears Returning Home

Fri, August 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Wang Liming had been called "traitor" online! "Outlander" author Diana Gabaldon talks comics! Interviews with Charles Burns, David Aja and Elena Casagrande!

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