Bologna’s influential Best Children’s Publishers of the Year program has its deadline for submissions this year at the end of the month.
UPDATED: No Women for Comics Prize Incites Fury in France
The 30-name longlist for the prestigious Grand Prix d’Angoulême honoring comic book artists in France, included no women, prompting a burgeoning boycott
Should College Students Be Allowed to Skip Reading on Moral Grounds?
Some freshmen at Duke University have balked at reading Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home claiming visual depictions of lesbian sex offend them, sparking a debate.
Translating Steve Jobs’ Life into a Graphic Novel
Jessie Hartland knew many people interested in Steve Jobs wouldn’t read Walter Isaacson’s 630-page biography, so she depicted Job’s life in a graphic novel.
Charlie Hebdo’s Staff Dies for Freedom of Expression
Since 2006, Charlie Hebdo journalists had been intent on maintaining the magazine’s freedom of expression concerning Islam and tragically died for it.
French Cartoonist Banned from Israel
Maximilien Le Roy, a French cartoonist invited to the Palestine Cartoon Festival, was banned from Israel for his work on Palestine.
Graphic Novels in Spain: The Comic Reborn and Rebranded
In a comics-loving country like Spain, local talent is beginning to make its mark in graphic novels, a genre in which the ebook has much to offer both authors and readers.
Graphic Novelist Jacques Ferrandez is Still Dreaming About Algiers
Jaques Ferrandez is beloved and celebrated in France yet practically unknown in the Anglo-Saxon world; his recent adaptation of ‘L’Étranger’ (The Stranger) has been a bestseller.
A Crossmedia Love Story: Cadaver by Jonah Ansell
Writer and filmmaker Jonah Ansell shares how he took his story “Cadaver” from a poem written for his sister to a short film to a graphic novel and, hopefully, a feature film.
Craig Thompson and the Inspiration for Habibi
Writer Craig Thompson discusses the inspiration for Habibi, his 672 page graphic novel set in the Middle East.
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