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Katie O'Neill is back with her latest young adult graphic novel The Tea Dragon Society from Oni Press, releasing October 2017. Check out our interview with O'Neill about her experience putting together another beautifully illustrated and poignantly written story about friendship, acceptance, and tradition.
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Ashley Kronsberg
Comics and graphic novels represent one of the most quickly evolving categories and the increased volume of titles with themes of diversity can present challenges for libraries. Join us as our panel of industry experts share their insights.
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Pop Culture Classroom (PCC) has announced the renewal of their continued partnership with Action Lab Entertainment, continuing Action Lab's support of PCC's arts and literacy curriculum - Storytelling Through Comics.
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Want to start a graphic novel section, but you aren't sure where to start? To ease the process of incorporating graphic novels onto your shelves, DBD has dedicated a catalog to the top titles needed when starting a graphic novel section in your store or library!
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In honor of their 25th anniversary, Image Comics has put together a free Authorless Event Kit for retailers and libraries. This kit is a 44-page guide to hosting an Image Comics Author Event, providing all the necessary resources and tools to host a proper event.
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Marrying the mission of the National Center for Creative Aging with the popularity of comics promotes healthy aging among senior community.
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Comic-Con International is proud to announce the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2017. This year’s nominees reflect the wide range of material being published in comics and graphic novel form today, with over 120 titles from some 50 publishers and by creators from all over the world.
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Volume 43, Issue 2 of the Journal of Academic Librarianship features a new research article written by Academic Outreach Librarian, Aimee Slatera, and Metadata Coordinatory, Ann Kardos, from Brandeis University titled Graphic Novels: Collecting, Cataloging, and Outreach in an Academic Library.
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The Comics Studies Society of Ohio State University has begun production of their new journal Inks, bringing together scholarly essays, archival materials, and insights and discoveries from leading comics professionals.
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Chicago-based high school teachers Eric Kallenborn and Ronell Whitaker have been using graphic novels to engage students with classic texts. From at risk students to AP level courses, the two professors have had incredible success in engaging students with texts such as Beowulf and Shakespeare with graphic novel adaptations.
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Released in their State of America's Libraries Report 2017, the American Library Association has named the top ten most challenged books of 2016 based on data collected throughout the year. This year's list include several graphic novels including Image Comic's Big Hard Sex Criminals, Graphix's Drama, and First Second's This One Summer.
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According to data collected by Jumpshot, an analytics platform, Miraculous and Voltron were tied at third for the most watched kids shows on Netflix for February 2017. Both series have been adapted into graphic novel series to tap into children's interests and expand those interests into books.
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DC Entertainment has announced their plans to launch a new "Young Readers" comics imprint in 2018.
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Filming for the movie adaptation of Joe Kelly's I Kill Giants from Image Comics began last fall, and the first stills from the live-action movie have been released. Check out the photos and a preview of the graphic novel here!
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Oni Press' The Coldest City has received a new cover treatment in time for the release of second trailer of the movie-adaptation, Atomic Blonde. Check out the new cover and trailer here!
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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to set to direct and produce an adaptation of Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman's comic superhero 'Invincible' for Universal Pictures with Kirkman also on board to produce.
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Torso is based on the true story of the Cleveland Torso Murderer following the lead investigator, Eliot Ness. After original plans for a film version in 2006, Paramount Pictures have announced their new producers as well as a new director and screenwriter.
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The History Channel in partnership with actor Will Smith and Overbrook Entertainment has announced a tv adaptaion of Max Brooks' fact-based graphic novel the Harlem Hellfighters.
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The premier for Outcast Season 2 will air internationally in April of 2017. The Fox television show is based on Robert Kirkman's graphic novel series, Outcast by Kirckman and Azaceta. Check out the trailer here!
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Every year, BookExpo America features a series of "Buzz" panels to discuss the biggest upcoming releases of the year. This year, the Buzz list includes two graphic novels - Spinning and The Witch Boy.
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During the Children's Book Council Forum held on March 2nd, industry professionals gathered to discuss 2016 children books sales. This review included the unanimous agreement regarding graphic novels for young readers as the "fastest growing" and "best performing category" for children's books.
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According to an interview with TES, Dave Gibbons, illustrator of the best-selling graphic novel Watchmen, pinpoints four main reasons to explain why graphic novels encourage children to read.
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Started by Lexington Public Library's Drew Meyer, the Davidson County Public Library has begun their "Super Reading Superheroes" program that features five unique graphic novel stories of "heroes" in some form or fashion. This program will take place across all five of the library branches throughout the year with book discussions aimed at students in fourth through eighth grade with multiple check out and book club dates.
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The 12th Annual Glyph Awards Ceremony was held May 19th in Philadelphia, and recognized the winners in ten categories including Story of the Year, Best Writer, Best Artist, and more! Check out the list of winners here!
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Named after the late Dwayne McDuffie, comics/animation writer and co-creator of Static Shock, and organized by the Ann Arbor Comic Art Festival, the third annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids' Comics shortlist of nominees has been announced.
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EBSCO Information Services and the Graphic Novel Committee of the Children's Book Council have introduced an award to highlight achievements in graphic novels coined SEE-IT: Stories Engagingly Expressed-Illustratively Told. On April 14th, the finalists for the 2017 SEE-It Award were announced, including Light and Rendez-vous in Phoenix from Lion Forge's Magnetic Press Collection.
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Sponsored by Penn State University Libraries, the 2017 Lynd Ward Prize for Graphic Novel of the Year has been awarded to Drawn & Quarterly's Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria and Iraq by Sarah Glidden.
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The Glyph Awards honor the best in comics made by, for, and about people of color from the preceding calendar year. This year, Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro is among the 2017 Glyph Awards nominees for several categories including Story of the Year.
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The Hugo Award nominees for the 2017 Best Graphic Story category have been announced, including Image Comics' Monstress Volume 1, Saga Volume 6 and Paper Girls Volume 1.
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The winners of the 2017 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries will be honored at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Funded by the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation and administered by ALA's Games and Gaming Round Table and Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Member Initiative Group, two winners have been announced to receive the 2017 grants.
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The Mavericks Graphic Novels list presented by the Texas Library Association is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians with the purpose of encouraging students in grades 6-12 to explore a variety of current books. The current 2017 list is officially live, naming several titles including Faith and Lucky Penny.
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Already putting out retro titles like Pink Panther, American Mythology saw Underdog as a natural fit. Writer Batton Lash and artist Bill Galvan give us an exclusive!
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Vince Brusio
Presented by Cullen Bunn, Danny Luckert, and Marie Enger, Regression is a tale of supernatural terror and intrigue unlike any horror comic you've ever experienced.
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Vince Brusio
Gene Yang asks us to go beyond our walls of comfort and try reading something new as he continues his Reading Without Walls platform.
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Domino Swift returns in Image's latest collection MOTOR CRUSH VOLUME 1.
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In Marguerite Bennett’s Animosity, the "end" is re-imagined as the start of animal activism. In this PREVIEWSworld Exclusive interview, Bennett talks about her new series and how it demonstrates that love can be hard...and vicious.
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Once upon a time, the princesses of classic fairy tales banded together to save their kingdoms from war! Rapa, a redheaded girl with a fiery spirit and lost memories, discovers a conspiracy that threatens the peace among all the mythical creatures of the land. Joined by the Little Mermaid, the Frog Prince, and Red Riding Hood, Rapa journeys through fabled forests and legendary realms on a quest to foil the scheme! Who has stolen the identities of beloved heroines Rapunzel, Belle, and Talia, and plots to destroy all the Faerie races?
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As bad as things get in KAIJUMAX prison, the outside world can be a whole lot worse! Kaiju fugitives, parolees, thieves, drug addicts, and those who have simply fallen through the cracks are left to fend for themselves against a planet that doesn’t want them.
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Written by Amy Chu (Poison Ivy) and illustrated by Kewber Baal (Army of Darkness: Furious Road), Dynamite Entertainment presents KIss: The Elder Vol 01: World Without Sun. In a world without sun and a world without heroes, four young friends embark on a dangerous mission - to uncover the truth about the mysterious Council of Elders and their underground home, the city of Blackwell. But first they need some help from the past.
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Jim Rugg’s critically acclaimed and brutally violent series comes to Image Comics with Street Angel After School Kung Fu Special.
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A tale of super-heroics and family that has taken eighty years to be told, uncovering The Lone Ranger's familial link to the emergence of The Green Hornet! What is the blood connection that unites two masked heroes, separated by generations? What intense rift tears a family apart just when America desperately needs a great champion of justice?
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Dynamite Entertainment announces Mighty Mouse's triumphant return to comic books for the first time in nearly 30 years, with a series written by Sholly Fisch, illustrated by Igor Lima, and featuring variant cover artwork for the first issue by industry legends Alex Ross and Neal Adams.
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The King Comics four-color adventures of The Phantom return in full, glorious color in the complete OMNIBUS of every story published by that imprint! The Phantom King Omnibus also presents historical and biographic essays and original art all crammed into 320 pages of non-stop Phantom action!
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Star Trek actor and activist, George Takei has partnered with IDW Publishing to produce a historical graphic novel focused on the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII through Takei's personal experience.
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Creator Kristen Gudsnuk a self-taught artist with a flair for humor. Dark Horse is proud to announce that her popular series Henchgirl is now available in a trade paperback that collects the series for the very first time!
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Author of the beloved middle grade graphic nvoel Roller Girl, Victoria Jamieson, has announced her next project All's Faire in Middle School. Releasing in September 2017, the tale follows a home schooled 11-year-old girl who must learn to adjust to the life of public school.
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