In advance of San Diego Comic Con HarperCollins announces ambitious new graphic novel imprint

A new graphic novel imprint, HarperAlley, is to be launched by HarperCollins Childrens Books, with the first of thirty titles per year to go live in Q3 2020. Despite being an arm of HarperCollins Children’s Books, HarperAlley will be for readers of all ages, says the press release, and the  imprint intends to be a Read More …

Comics snapshot: Italy’s Treviso Comic Book Festival set for September.  Graphite – a new comics streaming platform. A comics revival in Myanmar

Preparations for the 16th Treviso Comic Book Festival are gathering steam as the event deadline nears, and the call has just gone out on Facebook and twitter for volunteers to help the event run smoothly. Very little information available at this time – follow the Treviso Comic Book Festival on twitter: @TVComicBookFest – so this Read More …

Comics and graphic novel sales up 6.3% in French independent bookstores, accounting for 12% of revenue

Adult graphic novels, youth comics, comics for kids, manga… It seems the French couldn’t get enough of the stuff in 2018, doubling sales from independent bookstores. By comparison the other sectors rose just 0.6%. The numbers come from a report by the L’Observatoire de la Librairie commissioned to mark the launch of the Festival International Read More …

New York Comic Con sets new visitor record – 200,000

2017 saw the first ever comic con in Saudi Arabia. Sadly the organisers were hit by an unknown penalty for unknown “violations” and as yet there is no sign there will be another Saudi comic con in 2018. But fingers crossed. Meanwhile comic cons are exploding all over the globe. As reported here at TNPS, Read More …

Listening to the pictures – the rise of audio-comics

Ecoutez les images (Listen to the pictures) Comics are rarely out of the news these days, and even here in West Africa there is no escaping comics and their spin-offs. As I write this there are twenty kids behind me watching one of the Spiderman movies (I of course am too busy writing for TNPS Read More …