Author Gene Luen Yang has been named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. He will travel the country to promote reading to kids.
German publisher Carlsen has taken over the humor program of Lappan Verlag to form the largest humor and cartoon publisher in the German-speaking market.
Ebook subscription service Scribd has expanded its library to one million titles with the recent addition of more than 10,000 comic books and graphic novels.
As an homage to Charlie Hebdo, the French Publisher’s Association has published 100,000 copies of a new book, La BD est Charlie, with 183 drawings by top artists.
Dozens of Marvel comic book series are now available on Kobo’s digital reading platform, offering another alternative to ComiXology.
In a region that is not lacking in dark humor, the first Palestine Comics festival kicks off today in East Jerusalem and in the West Bank.
Today, Marvel Comics may be a multi-billion dollar business built on the back of superheroes, but its past is littered with lewd, pornographic publications.
A number of Flemish children’s book publishers have launched cooperations with other creative media industries to create apps, games and storytelling experiences.
Rabat is a hotbed of literary activity, with the Etonnants Voyageurs literary festival opening today, and the International Comics Festival coming next month.
Colombine Depaire and Alicen Hubert offer concrete examples of the growing popularity of French BD and comics in the United States.