Almost 80 years after the first of Tove Jansson’s Moomins appeared, the US market finds the durable characters at Barnes & Noble.
NPD Books: Comics and Graphic Novels Slowing in the States
In 2023’s first six weeks, the total US comics and graphic novels market is down 13 percent against 2022’s figures, per NPD’s Kristen McLean.
A Comic Art Europe Presentation at Manchester Museum in England
In a Comic Art Europe program at the University of Manchester, research into literacy and comics reportedly has been discussed.
Rights Edition Interview: Germany’s Rita Fürstenau
Rita Fürstenau of Germany’s Rotopol Press talks about comics, graphic storytelling, and the rights outlook ahead of the 50th Angoulême.
Rights Roundup: Sales Into Galician, Catalan, Portuguese, Korean, and More
Our last Rights Roundup of the year features work selling into Galician, Catalan, Portuguese, Danish, Korean, Dutch, Greek, Slovak, and more.
Frankfurt: Looking at Comics’ and Graphic Novels’ Gains in the Market
An international increase in comics and graphic novels, says SB Rights’ Stephanie Barrouillet, is reflected in rights sales and in awards attention.
‘Maus’ Author Art Spiegelman Honored by US National Book Foundation
Art Spiegelman, whose ‘Maus’ has been the target of censorship efforts, is to be introduced at the National Book Awards by Neil Gaiman.
Canada and Korea, Wattpad and Webtoon: The Studios’ Consolidation
Talking of ‘massive global fan communities,’ the leadership of Wattpad Webtoon Studios fine tunes its executive roster.
The 2022 Lambda Literary Awards Are Announced in 24 Categories
The Lambda Literary Awards’ digital 2022 presentation named winners from a pool of 120 shortlisted finalists.
At France’s Maghreb Orient des Livres: The Algerian War Anniversary
Paris’ Maghreb Orient des Livres, which celebrates literature from the Middle East and North Africa, focused this year on the six-year Algerian War and independence from France.