Disney Expands Its Comics Program
Nov14

Disney Expands Its Comics Program

Although comics based on Dis­ney char­ac­ters remain huge­ly pop­u­lar around the world—thanks to large fol­low­ings across Europe and South America—domestically they have yet to claim a space in the grow­ing comics mar­ket. How­ev­er that appears to be chang­ing, as the mouse house is plan­ning a “case by case” expan­sion, start­ing with Space Moun­tain, its first ever orig­i­nal graph­ic nov­el under the Dis­ney Comics imprint. Set...

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Frankel Launches Z2 Comics with Paul Pope, Dean Haspiel
Sep12

Frankel Launches Z2 Comics with Paul Pope, Dean Haspiel

by Robyn Chap­man |Sep 11, 2013 | Pub­lish­ers Week­ly After pub­lish­ing Har­vey Pekar’s Cleve­land in 2012, Zip Comics pub­lish­er Josh Frankel is renam­ing and relaunch­ing his pub­lish­ing com­pa­ny. The com­pa­ny will now be called Z2 Comics and will launch in April 2014 with new and revised edi­tions of Paul Pope’s Escapo, orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished in 1999, and Dean Haspiel’s Fear My Dear: A Bil­ly Dog­ma Book, the first print...

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Meet The Micropress: The Publishers of Cartoon House
Sep12

Meet The Micropress: The Publishers of Cartoon House

by Robyn Chap­man |Sep 11, 2013 | Pub­lish­ers Week­ly Car­toon House is a liv­ing space in south Williams­burg that has been a home (and tem­po­rary crash pad) for dozens of car­toon­ists. It has also been the venue for numer­ous par­ties, exhi­bi­tions, and comics hap­pen­ings, in the process becom­ing a cen­ter of Brooklyn’s blos­som­ing alt-comix scene. Cur­rent­ly, Car­toon House is the home to sev­er­al room­mates and to three...

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Manga Publishers Look To Cross Borders With Digital Distribution
Aug10

Manga Publishers Look To Cross Borders With Digital Distribution

By Deb­o­ra Aoki | Pub­lish­ers Week­ly Over the last two months, two major comics and ani­me shows gave North Amer­i­can and Japan­ese man­ga pub­lish­ers an oppor­tu­ni­ty to announce new titles, and show­case some new direc­tions in their dig­i­tal pub­lish­ing strate­gies. Some pub­lish­ers made moves to expand simul­ta­ne­ous Japanese/English lan­guage releas­es and their over­all dig­i­tal pub­lish­ing reach beyond North...

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Modern Gamebooks Rock: RED DOG
Aug09

Modern Gamebooks Rock: RED DOG

By James A Holme Well, it start­ed with The War­lock of Fire­top Moun­tain and end­ed with the games con­sole but is any­body else still han­ker­ing for that long dis­pelled thrill of the choose your adven­ture / fight­ing fan­ta­sy style game­book? Well, with the advance­ment of mobile phone apps, they are mak­ing a big come­back and a new gen­er­a­tion are enjoy­ing the retro thrills of an adven­ture where there are the star of the...

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Get Your Overstreet Price Guide Today!
Aug02

Get Your Overstreet Price Guide Today!

Down­load the Com­plete 2013–14 43rd Edi­tion Over­street Com­ic Book Price Guide! Since 1970, only one com­ic book price guide has been dubbed “the Bible” for casu­al and die-hard col­lec­tors alike. While oth­ers have come and gone, the Over­street Com­ic Book Price Guide has main­tained its stature as the pre­mier ref­er­ence source for the hob­by, cov­er­ing more than a cen­tu­ry of com­ic book his­to­ry. The Guide, an essen­tial...

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