The US State Department sponsored publication of the graphic novel, Two Legends of Uzbekistan, is an unusual experiment in soft power cultural diplomacy.
With titles like The Walking Dead: Compendium One leading the way, sales of graphic novels in the USA are up 10% year-over-year in 2013.
After years of struggle, Colombia’s independent comics and graphic novel scene is starting to flourish, with new publishers and a traveling comics festival.
A graphic novel adaptation of the life of Gabriel García Márquez published by Rey+Naranjo in Bogota has brought new attention to Colombia’s graphic novel industry.
Jihad, a Ukrainian graphic novel with a wild and unlikely publishing history, is, says Daniel Kalder, ‘the perfect secret post-Soviet graphic novel.’
Citing Mexico’s tradition of pictorial storytelling and penchant for the surreal, publisher Editorial Resistencia makes the case that the graphic novel is the ideal format for Mexican readers.
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?
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.
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.
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.