Is Reading a Graphic Novel Adaptation of a Classic “Cheating?”

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at the publishing program of Campfire Books, an Indian graphic novel company that is exporting comic book versions of Western classics around the world. The books are proving especially popular with teachers and schools, as a result of both their high quality and low cost, not to mention their appeal to younger readers. …

Advantage India: Delhi’s Campfire Classics Hark Back to Golden Age of Comics

In Growth Markets by Edward Nawotka

• Indian graphic novel publisher Campfire Books has begun exporting affordable Western classics to the US and other English-speaking nations around the world. • Among the advantages the company has is the ability to keep most of the work in-house. The company employs a bullpen of 20 full-time artists on staff to do with drawing and coloring, thus helping to keep …

What Inspires You to Buy Replacement Classics for Your Library?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at Penguin’s new series of “modern classics” that feature cover art drawn by tattoo artists. While beautiful, it makes me wonder how many of you buy multiple copies of classic books — books that you already own, maybe from college, but are replacing with new editions. Maybe your existing library is too worn …