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Graphic Novels & Manga

August 2014 New Manga Releases


New manga for the dog days of summer!

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Graphic Novels & Manga

Exclusive Excerpt: Bryan Lee O’Malley’s ‘Seconds’


Scott Pilgrim author Bryan Lee O’Malley’s powerful hilarious but poignant graphic novel Seconds was released today, and we’ve got an exclusive excerpt to share with you!
About Seconds:
Katie’s got it pretty good. She’s a talented young chef, she runs a successful restaurant, and she has big plans to open an even better one. Then, all at [...]

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Graphic Novels & Manga

Take A Dark Trip ‘Through The Woods’ With Emily Carroll


Thirty year-old Canadian artist Emily Carroll rocketed to internet fandom when her short horror story “His Face All Red”went viral back in 2012. Haunting and subtle, “His Face All Red” was a different kind of werewolf story to the blood-spattered savagery some readers may have expected. Carroll’s wicked little tale was seemingly inspired more by [...]

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Graphic Novels & Manga

Politics, Religion and Comic Books


[caption id="attachment_41105" align="alignleft" width="100" caption="Wertham"]WerthamPhoto01[/caption] Superhero comic books are a perennial target for self-appointed moral authorities of all stripes, and not always for the best reasons. Some, like Senator Robert Hendrickson (leader of 1953’s United States Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency) and comic book scare-monger Fredric Wertham (author of the 1954’s infamous Seduction of the Innocent) saw them as a source of perversion, violence and moral decay. (Check out David Hadju’s The Ten Cent Plague for a history of Wertham and Hendrickson’s shenanigans and the formation of Comics Code Authority.) Priests and pastors of all sorts heard Wertham’s spurious message and followed suit with mass comic book burnings.

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Graphic Novels & Manga

Poll: Which Graphic Novel Should I Read?


marvel-daysoffuturepastI love comic books but I haven’t read every great story that has been created.

So I need your help—a cage match of sorts. Vote for a winner and that’s the one I will read!

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SF & Fantasy

An Interview with ‘House of Odd’ Artist Queenie Chan


An Interview with ‘House of Odd’ Artist Queenie Chan

As a teenager, Queenie Chan started drawing out of boredom, but what started as a pastime became a professional career after Chan submitted a portfolio to manga publisher TokyoPop. After a stint working on The Dreaming, Chan found her work in high demand. Among her many projects has been a series of graphic novels based [...]

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Graphic Novels & Manga

Why Are Graphic Novels Still a Step Too Far for Some Fans?


Why Are Graphic Novels Still a Step Too Far for Some Fans?

“I’ve outgrown picture books…” one reader commented, dismissing the graphic novel format outright on a blog I frequent.
Frustrating, right?
How many people do that? And why? Are there some people for whom the comic book – or the graphic novel, to use the medium’s more sophisticated nomenclature – is simply a bridge too far? Why do [...]

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Graphic Novels & Manga

15 Minutes of Fiction…with Fictional Frontiers, featuring Chris Ryall


Fictional-Frontiers-LogoEach week on 15 Minutes of Fiction…with Fictional Frontiers, Host Sohaib Awan will highlight the best in genre entertainment. Dedicated to a serious discussion on pop culture, industry leaders will provide their unique takes on science fiction and fantasy.

This week…enjoy our segment with the “Master of Ryalltime”, Chris Ryall, IDW Publishing’s Editor-in-Chief and Chief Creative Officer.

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Graphic Novels & Manga

A Look at Epic Graphic Novel Series Flight – Plus an Excerpt


A Look at Epic Graphic Novel Series Flight – Plus an Excerpt

There it was, standing on a book shelf. I was immediately drawn into its world. For me, it was not just a cover for a comic book. Instead it was a door to an epic adventure. I’m speaking about Kazu Kubuishi’s beautiful cover illustration for Volume One of a graphic novels series that should soon [...]

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Suvudu

San Diego Comic Con 2011: Interview with Craig Thompson, ‘Habibi’


San Diego Comic Con 2011: Interview with Craig Thompson, ‘Habibi’

While San Diego Comic Con has come and gone, we’re still rolling out some of the fantastic footage we gathered during that wild week. On tap today is my interview with graphic novelist Craig Thompson, author of Blankets and Good-bye, Chunky Rice. His newest book, Habibi, a story of cross-cultural conflict, apocalyptic romance and the [...]

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