Graphic Novel Alley Attracts Patrons at BookExpo and BookCon Graphic Novel Alley Attracts Patrons at BookExpo and BookCon
Comics creators, panels, and graphic novels galore were present during this year's BookExpo and BookCon. Including publishers such as Image Comics, Lion Forge, Dynamite, and more, graphic novels were a highlight of the weekend. Check out our reflections of the graphic novel activities from BookExpo and BookCon here! >>
ABA Features Best Practices for Hosting Creator Events ABA Features Best Practices for Hosting Creator Events
BookExpo was home to several education sessions including ABA's “For Authors: Working With Independent Bookstores” panel, featuring tips from booksellers who have formulated best practices to create events that benefit both the author and the bookstore. See an overview of the discussion here. >>
Image Comics Presents 'Authorless Event Kit' Image Comics Presents 'Authorless Event Kit'
In honor of their 25th anniversary, Image Comics has put together a free Authorless Event Kit for retailers and libraries. This kit is a 44-page guide to hosting an Image Comics Author Event, providing all the necessary resources and tools to host a proper event. >>
NPD Group Reports 24% Growth in Children's and Young Adult Graphic Novels for 2016 NPD Group Reports 24% Growth in Children's and Young Adult Graphic Novels for 2016
On April 6, ABC Children's Institute hosted a talk on "Trend and Findings in Children's Bookselling" delivered by NPD Book client development specialist Allison Risbridger. According to NPD Book, trends in childrens books are taking form in comics and graphic novels with a growth of 24 percent in 2016. >>
Valiant Continues Expansion into Movie Production with Archer & Armstrong Adaptation Valiant Continues Expansion into Movie Production with Archer & Armstrong Adaptation
Valiant Entertainment is continuing to expand their on-screen adaptations with a movie adaptation of Archer & Armstrong. With 'Zombieland' director, Ruben Fleischer, and 'Pirates of the Caribbean' writer, Terry Rossio, the project is currently being developed in-house before partnering with a studio. >>
First Photos from I Kill Giants Movie Adaptation Released First Photos from I Kill Giants Movie Adaptation Released
Filming for the movie adaptation of Joe Kelly's I Kill Giants from Image Comics began last fall, and the first stills from the live-action movie have been released. Check out the photos and a preview of the graphic novel here! >>
SYFY to Bring Grant Morrison's SYFY to Bring Grant Morrison's "Happy" To Television
On the heels of their 'reboot' initiative, SYFY has announced the first season orders for Grant Morrison's Happy from Image Comics. The story follows Nick Sax, a drunken ex-cop, who has an unfortunate meeting with fate in the form of a cartoon horse named Happy. >>
Oni Press Announces New Additions to Square One Program Oni Press Announces New Additions to Square One Program
Oni Press launched their Square One program to encourage new readers with $10 first-volume trade paperbacks. During ComicsPro, Oni Press announced the addition of Courtney Crumrin Volume 1 and The Sixth Gun Volume 1 to the current list of Square One titles. >>
Star Wars Force Friday II Hits September 1 Star Wars Force Friday II Hits September 1
At 12:01 a.m. on September 1, stores worldwide will open to consumers, unveiling a host of toys based on the new film and kicking off a weekend celebrating all aspects of the franchise. >>
Russ Manning Award Nominees Announced Russ Manning Award Nominees Announced
Named for Russ Manning, the artist best known for his work on the Tarzan and Star Wars newspaper strips and the Magnus, Robot Fighter comic book, the Manning Award is given annually to a comics artist who, early in his or her career, shows a superior knowledge and ability in the art of creating comics. Check out this year's nominees here! >>
ALA Releases the Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2016 ALA Releases the Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2016
Released in their State of America's Libraries Report 2017, the American Library Association has named the top ten most challenged books of 2016 based on data collected throughout the year. This year's list include several graphic novels including Image Comic's Big Hard Sex Criminals, Graphix's Drama, and First Second's This One Summer>>
Will Eisner Graphic Novel Library Grant Winners Announced Will Eisner Graphic Novel Library Grant Winners Announced
The winners of the 2017 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries will be honored at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Funded by the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation and administered by ALA's Games and Gaming Round Table and Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Member Initiative Group, two winners have been announced to receive the 2017 grants. >>
Eisner Awards Nominations for 2017 Announced Eisner Awards Nominations for 2017 Announced
Comic-Con International is proud to announce the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2017. This year’s nominees reflect the wide range of material being published in comics and graphic novel form today, with over 120 titles from some 50 publishers and by creators from all over the world. >>
Bram Stoker Award Winner Announced for Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel Category Bram Stoker Award Winner Announced for Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel Category
The Horror Writers Association are pleased to announced the 2016 Bram Stoker Award Winners, naming Kolchak The Night Stalker: The Forgotten Lore of Edgar Allan Poe from Moonstone as the winner for the Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel category. >>
Monstress, Saga and Paper Girls Among Hugo Award Nominees Monstress, Saga and Paper Girls Among Hugo Award Nominees
The Hugo Award nominees for the 2017 Best Graphic Story category have been announced, including Image Comics' Monstress Volume 1, Saga Volume 6 and Paper Girls Volume 1>>
10th Annual International Manga Award Winners Announced 10th Annual International Manga Award Winners Announced
The Japan International MANGA Awards have been announced. This award is given annually by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Manga artists who have contributed to the promotion of the craft overseas. This year a total of 14 winners were announced, including one gold and three silver. >>
EBSCO and Children's Book Council Introduce New Graphic Novels Award EBSCO and Children's Book Council Introduce New Graphic Novels Award
Stories Engagingly Expressed-Illustratively Told
EBSCO Information Services and the Graphic Novel Committee of the Children's Book Council have introduced an award to highlight achievements in graphic novels coined SEE-IT: Stories Engagingly Expressed-Illustratively Told. >>
Texas Library Association Announces Mavericks Graphic Novels List for 2017 Texas Library Association Announces Mavericks Graphic Novels List for 2017
The Mavericks Graphic Novels list presented by the Texas Library Association is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians with the purpose of encouraging students in grades 6-12 to explore a variety of current books. The current 2017 list is officially live, naming several titles including Faith and Lucky Penny>>
The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #47 Gets Cover Art from Jim Steranko and Gabriel Rodriguez The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #47 Gets Cover Art from Jim Steranko and Gabriel Rodriguez
One of the most influential comic book artists ever, Jim Steranko, brings his compelling mastery of the art form to the cover of the book that has been the Bible of serious collectors, dealers and enthusiasts since 1970! Steranko’s take on Batman covers the new prices, new feature articles, new additions to the Overstreet Hall of Fame, market reports and more. >>
Scott Pilgrim and Rick & Morty Publisher, ONI PRESS, Highlight New Square One Program Scott Pilgrim and Rick & Morty Publisher, ONI PRESS, Highlight New Square One Program
ONI PRESS announces their unique Square One program to encourage new readers by having volume one trade paperbacks specially priced at only $10. In addition, Oni Press reveals their upcoming spring 2017 graphic novels, including highlights in exclusive NetGalley previews and their dedicated Edelweiss catalog>>
Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids' Comics Nominees Announced Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids' Comics Nominees Announced
Named after the late Dwayne McDuffie, comics/animation writer and co-creator of Static Shock, and organized by the Ann Arbor Comic Art Festival, the third annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids' Comics shortlist of nominees has been announced.  >>
Valiant's Shadowman Movie Adaptation Announces Director Valiant's Shadowman Movie Adaptation Announces Director
Valiant Entertainment continues their growth in the film industry with the adaptation of Shadowman, a supernatural concept based around an African-American musician in New Orleans. Valiant has announced a new creative team to develop the property, including Reginald Hudlin (Marshall) to direct the film. >>

Saga Book 2 Saga Book 2
Image Comics
SAGA BOOK TWO continues the action-packed education of Hazel, a child born to star-crossed parents from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war. Collecting 18 issues of the smash-hit comic, this massive edition features a striking original cover from Fiona Staples, as well as a brand-new gallery of exclusive, never-before-seen SAGA artwork from legendary creators including CLIFF CHIANG, PIA GUERRA, FAITH ERIN HICKS, and MORE! >>
Walking Dead Volume 27: The Whisperer War Walking Dead Volume 27: The Whisperer War
Image Comics
The time has come. The forces are aligning. The war has begun! Has Rick brought about the demise of everything he's built? Or will he triumph once again? Know this... there will be a cost. Collects THE WALKING DEAD #157-162. >>
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 6 Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 6
Paizo
The End is Nigh! Truly legendary heroes require truly legendary foes, and now these world-ending menaces have arrived! Within this book, you'll find hundreds of monsters for use in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. >>
Monstress Volume 1: Awakening Monstress Volume 1: Awakening
Image Comics
Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power. >>
Disney Manga: Beauty & Beast - Belle's Tale Disney Manga: Beauty & Beast - Belle's Tale
Tokyopop
In Disney's live-action film "Beauty and the Beast," Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. This manga explores Belle's innermost thoughts as she learns that true beauty comes from within. >>
Rick and Morty Volume 1 Rick and Morty Volume 1
Oni Press
The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious [adult swim] animated show RICK & MORTY is now available in its first collection! Join the excitement as depraved genius Rick Sanchez embarks on insane adventures with his awkward grandson Morty across the universe and across time. >>
Providence Act 1 Providence Act 1
Avatar Press
Alan Moore’s quintessential horror series has set the standard for a terrifying examination of the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Providence Act 1 Hard Cover edition that contains Providence issues #1-4. >>
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Art of the Cards Yu-Gi-Oh! The Art of the Cards
Udon Entertainment
Yu-Gi-Oh! THE ART OF THE CARDS collects the classic artwork of every real life playable card featured in the original Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL MONSTERS animated series. Featuring over 800 cards, this prestigious hardcover tome is the ultimate archive of the cards used by Yugi Muto, Joey Wheeler, Seto Kaiba, Mai Valentine and more in their battles to prove who truly has “the Heart of the Cards." >>
Doctor Who: Time Lord Fairy Tales Slipcase Doctor Who: Time Lord Fairy Tales Slipcase
Penguin Group (UK)
Read legendary stories of monsters and heroes from across the Whoniverse, in this beautifully illustrated collection of dark and dangerous Time Lord fairy tales. Now including a brand new story for 2016, 'The Emporer Dalek's New Clothes', this slipcase is the perfect keepsake for any true Doctor Who fan. >>
Divinity III: Stalinverse Divinity III: Stalinverse
Valiant Entertainment
Earth has a new god. The world you know is gone. Welcome to the Stalinverse, comrade. New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY II) bring you the Valiant Universe like you've never seen it before! >>