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The Ignatz Awards is a festival prize that recognizes outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning. Among the winners were First Second's This One Summer for Outstanding Graphic Novel.
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Every September, the American Library Assocation puts the spotlight on challenges to the access of information with the Banned Books Week celebration. This year's theme is graphic novels, and we speak with members of the library community about the Week and importance of fighting censorship.
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The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and the comics are ready for reading as BookShelf offers a list of graphic novel highlights released from September through November 2014.
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For librarians and educators looking to sample some upcoming books before they hit the shelves, BookShelf offers a list of the newest titles now available for viewing on Net Galley, including IDW Publishing's V-Wars Vol. 1, Image Comics' The Fuse Vol. 1, Dynamite Entertainment's The Last Temtpation, and Magnetic Press' Meka.
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Fans of the hit video game/toy line Skylanders can get the story behind the latest game in IDW Publishing's Skylanders: The Kaos Trap. We speak with editor David Hedgecock about the new graphic novel, and feature a five page preview.
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Image Comics re-releases Robbie Morrison and Charlie Adlard's graphic novel White Death, a tale of World War I in which the environment is as much an enemy as the opposing armies.
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Designer Gayle Middleton has worked on series such as Littlest Pet Shop and My Little Pony, and unleashes her own creation in Vamplets: Nightmare Nursery, published by Action Lab Entertainment. BookShelf talks with Gayle about her horribly adorable gang of Vampyre babies.
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The modern horror tale set in the '90s NYC art scene is brought back into print with the digitally remastered The Heart of the Beast - featuring art by Sean Phillips (Fatale) - from Dynamite Entertainment.
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