Drawn & Quarterly Releasing Another Tom Gauld Collection

I really enjoyed reading You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, a collection of Tom Gauld’s insightful, clever comic strips. I’m impressed by how creative his ideas are, expressed in deceptively simple fashion but evoking a wide range of references, from classic literature to modern online culture. Now comes word from Drawn & Quarterly that they will be releasing a followup in October called Baking With Kafka. This 160-page color hardcover will list at $19.95 and collect more of Gauld’s […]

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An Essential Convention Resource

If you’ve ever thought about exhibiting at a comic convention, you must read Steve Lieber’s latest Dilettante column. He breaks out what you need to successfully negotiate the show and season, from months ahead to the day before. There are several components to working a show, from getting there and settled with a minimum of stress to being prepared to do business to promoting yourself and your work. Steve tackles all of them. And if you’re not going to be […]

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Love Is Love Now Available Through Digital Library Service

Love Is Love is a 144-page anthology co-published by DC and IDW and created to benefit those affected by the 2016 hate crime nightclub shooting in Orlando. All of the content was donated by the writers, artists, and editors and all proceeds went to victims, survivors, and their families. (That didn’t stop the book from selling out upon its release in December, with people trying to turn first printings on eBay for their own profit.) Now the anthology is available […]

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Dark Horse Announces MST3K Comics

There is a remarkable lack of specific information in this announcement, but Dark Horse has just announced “a new partnership with the popular entertainment brand and cult-hit comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K), which is slated to include a brand-new comic series as well as a variety of Dark Horse–designed products.” “Dark Horse is one of a number of licensees to sign on for the MST3K consumer products program” following the MST3K Revival Kickstarter, which raised over $6.3 million […]

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Next Davodeau Book in English Part of Louvre Collection

As part of their publication list celebrating their 40th anniversary, NBM Graphic Novels has announced a new book by Étienne Davodeau (The Initiates, Lulu Anew). The Cross-Eyed Mutt is part of the Louvre Collection, a series of translated graphic novels by world-famous artists set in and exploring the famous French museum. Previous works in the series include An Enchantment, On the Odd Hours, Cruising Through the Louvre, Phantoms of the Louvre, and most recently, Guardians of the Louvre. The plot […]

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Phoebe and Her Unicorn Original Graphic Novel Coming

My favorite comic strip, Phoebe and Her Unicorn, has been collected in a series of books. Now creator Dana Simpson has tweeted that there’s an original graphic novel coming in October called Phoebe and Her Unicorn in the Magic Storm. It'll be the first standalone graphic novel (as opposed to collections of strips). That's exciting for me! — Phoebe & Her Unicorn (@HevNostrils) February 7, 2017 Here’s the description: Phoebe and Marigold decide to investigate a winter storm that is […]

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Lumberjanes Expands to Young Adult Novels

The popular Boom! comic series Lumberjanes, about a mixed group of young women at a camp that tends to attract supernatural and mythological creatures, is going to be books! According to Publishers Weekly, Amulet Books, the children’s imprint of Abrams (they publish the super-popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series), “will launch an original, illustrated middle-grade fiction Lumberjanes series based on the comics”. The first novel of four planned is due in October, and it will be written by Mariko […]

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DC’s “True Fan” Reading List

I am leery of anyone who uses the phrase “true fan” unsarcastically, since judging whether or not anyone’s level of fandom is sufficient is a stupid thing to try to do, but I was interested in finding out what DC was promoting as key reading these days. Here’s the video from their DC All Access YouTube show, entitled “Top 10 DC Books Every True Fan Needs”, a list of “undisputed classics”. As expected, it’s superheroes, with the two best-known Vertigo […]

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