New York Comic-Con Gets Bigger and More Techy
Sep27

New York Comic-Con Gets Bigger and More Techy

By Rich Schiven­er | Sep 27, 2013 | Pub­lish­ers Week­ly New York Com­ic-Con can be dis­tilled to four words this year: “Big­ger and more hec­tic,” says Lance Fen­ster­man, glob­al v-p of Reed­Pop, the convention’s orga­niz­er. And he’s right. With more than 116,000 atten­dees expect­ed, and some pol­i­cy changes relat­ed to a new tick­et-track­ing sys­tem, 2013 is indeed a water­shed year for the largest comics and pop cul­ture...

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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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