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Does the West Dismiss Graphic Storytelling as Second Class?

American Born Chinese 2

It’s rare in the West for graphic novels to win mainstream accolades and readership, but in Asia, it is the norm. In the US, isn’t it time for that to change?

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Why Asia is Obsessed with Graphic Novels and Comics

Darkness Outside the Night

Printed graphic storytelling is an extension of all that has been performed for centuries across Asia, where often the word and the graphic symbol are one.

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Publishing is Seriously Nostalgic About Comics, But Why?

Marvel Comics

Using Sean Howes’ biography of Marvel Comics as a prism, Daniel Kalder considers the fate of comics, a declining art that makes billions in merchandise and movies.

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Iranian Bestseller Built by Social Media, Sold Through Synergy

Zahra's Paradise

How Zahra’s Paradise, a graphic novel about a protester who goes missing during the Iranian demonstrations of 2009, turned into a surprise global bestseller.

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Graphic Novelist Raina Telgemeier on Creating Her Own Little Niche


Raina Telgemeier success making graphic novels aimed at young female readers has helped expand the boundaries of the genre.

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‘Jerusalem’ by Guy Delisle Wins Angouleme Comic Festival Prize


Canadian Guy Delisle won this year’s Fauve d’Or, or Best Comic Book Award at the Angouleme Comic Festival for Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City.

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‘Zombie Iceland’ and Other Inventions from the Minds of Okeibækur

Icelandic comic book publisher Okeibækur specializes in ‘geek culture’ and serves up hilarious doses of the wild, wacky and profane.

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Should Self-publishers Handle Their Own Rights Sales?

Increasingly self-publishers are pushing into new aspects of publishing and taking control of their own fate. One of these areas is rights.

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Graphic Novelist Alex de Campi Uses Kickstarter to Sell Print, Film and Foreign Rights


Graphic novelist Alex de Campi is using Kickstarter to raise $27,000 to fund production of her latest project, including selling print, film and foreign rights.

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Will the Arab Spring Transform Arabic Publishing?

It is clear Egyptian and other Arab publishers are beginning to exercise their new freedoms. Many hope their example will inspire a transformation of Arabic publishing

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