Comic/Graphic Novel/Manga News and Views

Urban Fantasy Authors Serve Up Justice At The 2012 New York Comic Con

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 16, 2012 | PERMALINK

A slew of authors made an appearance at this year's New York Comic Con, representing paranormal, fantasy, science fiction, young adult and urban fantasy genres, among many others. Urban fantasy authors gathered during the Thursday panel "Justice is Served" to discuss their otherworldly heroes and heroines that fight crime of the supernatural variety. Authors Amber Benson, Christopher L. Bennett, G.T. Almasi, Jacqueline Carey, Kim Harrison, Myke Cole and Thomas E. Sniegoski made up the panel, which was moderated by fellow author Michael P. Spradlin.


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New York Comic Con 2012: Library As Myth Oracle

BY Elisa Verna, OCTOBER 15, 2012 | PERMALINK

Geek is chic, and over the past decade or so geek culture has been slowly making it's way into the mainstream. Comic book characters are getting their big-screen debuts, academics are taking a serious look at fictional superheroes and heroines and their worlds and a new type of hero is taking the place of the brawny superheroes of the past, creating a "modern mythology" of tech-savvy characters that rely on brains as much as strength.

New Jersey librarians Craig Anderson, Megan Kociolek, Michael Maziekien and Tyler Rousseau made up "Library as Myth Oracle" panel at this year's New York Comic Con and discussed how the intellectual hero is becoming a cornerstone of contemporary geek culture. Part of a series of panels sponsored by the American Library Association, panelists explored how superheroes (and heroines!) and librarians are more closely connected than we may think.

Panelists addressing an audience of fellow librarians, readers and industry professionals


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New York Comic Con 2012: An Overview In Photos

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, OCTOBER 12, 2012 | PERMALINK

It's a bird, it's a plane ... no, it's the seventh annual New York Comic Con! NYCC keeps getting bigger and better every year, and 2012 is no exception. This weekend the Javits Center in Manhattan will be jam-packed with artists, authors, industry professionals, retailers and of course — tons of fans dressed in costume! We love seeing fans cosplay as their favorite characters and pop culture icons almost as much as we love seeing the creators, authors and artists who are responsible for bringing these characters to life. Below are some photos highlighting what we experienced during our first day at this year's NYCC:


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Anne Elizabeth's Fall Comic And Graphic Novel Roundup

BY Anne Elizabeth, OCTOBER 03, 2012 | PERMALINK

Author of both romance novels and graphic novels, as well as an RT columnist, Anne Elizabeth brings us some news and coverage of comics and graphic novels this season. From New York Comic Con events to the latest, most exciting releases, Anne Elizabeth has got the genre covered!

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COMIC NEWS

A new surge in “funding” campaigns for comic book creation, production, and launches is burning up the wavelengths. There’s an unusual trend by which comic writers, artists, and creators have begun soliciting money for their projects. Much of the action begins at Kickstarter. Where, in exchange for dollars or other types of support, a donor can receive a signed book, make an appearance in a comic, or even become a shareholder in a graphic fiction project. The world of art and publishing is changing and adapting to these financial challenging time ... by leaps and bounds!


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Cover Chat: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Graphic Novel

BY Janine Johnston, MARCH 16, 2012 | PERMALINK

When I read that there was going to be a graphic novel adaptation of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, my eyes rolled so hard I thought they were going to fall out of my head. No more, I thought. The Dragon Tattoo wave has crashed, and I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Stieg Larsson is turning in his grave, wishing that he were able to enjoy the financial benefits of his internationally successful Millennium trilogy.


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