The chief of St. Petersburg’s comics and graphic novels publisher Bumknigo says it’s unlikely the sector will find the traction it has in France or the US.
‘The Sandman’ is being made into a live-action series by Warner Bros. Television, and HarperCollins Germany gets its second chief in under two years.
The Foire du Livre de Bruxelles hosted its ‘Talented Indies’ program that brought together francophone independent publishers from many countries.
Coinciding with the Angoulême International Comics Festival, Words Without Borders’ latest issues explores graphic novels and nonfiction in translation.
‘Why can we come up with fantasy stories that are like dragons and mythical creatures,’ asks Swedish manga artist Natalia Batista, ‘but we can’t come up with a story with women as the ruling gender?’ She answers her own question with ‘Sword Princess Amaltea.’
China’s Guest of Honor program at the Bologna Book Fair included an exhibition of Chinese comic books, their evolution, and newly released titles.
China’s bestseller lists for January 2018 revisited old favorites and new graphic fiction: the Year of the Dog includes a popular ‘Cat Emperor.’
Some 10 publishers in Russia have licenses to produce Marvel-branded content, but the comics publisher Kofilmo is counting on the size of Eksmo-AST to help it vanquish all foes.
In France, a new exhibition on Arab comics launches at the Angoulême Comics Festival. And in the States, Scholastic’s new nonfiction imprint will tackle history and social issues for children.
If the graphic novel has come of age, that didn’t slow down the debate around this genre’s search for its place in publishing at Guadalajara.