Friday, May 8, 2009

Speaking of Graphic Novels.....

This seems to be Graphic Novel Week here on the blog. I just wanted to point out a new website:

I got an email from Nichole Bruce (of The Book Reporter, a sister website) .
Says Nichole:

"Edited by John Hogan, former editor of Pages magazine and a lifetime fan of comics and graphic novels, features insightful reviews that will guide readers to books they will enjoy, as well as interviews and roundtables with the top creators, publishing professionals and academic librarians in the field today. Opinion pieces, a blog, news on upcoming releases and movie and DVD releases based on graphic novels will round out the editorial coverage and offers readers a fresh, in-depth look at graphic novels and their creators. is updated every other Wednesday and it includes content for adults, kids and teens. Readers can subscribe to a newsletter at or subscribe to an RSS feed that will alert them to updates about the site at

Recent creator interviews on include Alan Davis (Captain Britain, Marvelman), Gerard Way (The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite), Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole), Dan Goldman (08, Shooting War), David B. (Nocturnal Conspiracies) and Dean Motter (Mister X). There are more than 130 reviews already on the site. In the weeks and months to come, even more compelling content is coming:

  • A roundtable with academic librarians about the challenges and issues they face today
  • A sneak preview of the three stories in Gene Luen Yang's new book, Eternal Smile (First Second)
  • Interview with James Sturm, author of Adventures in Cartooning (First Second)
  • Interview with artist Zid about the process he used to create the artwork for City of Dust (Radical)
  • An op-ed piece on animation in the autobiography genre by Ellen Besen, award-winning animator and author of the new book Animation Unleashed: 100 Principles Every Animator, Comic Book Writer, Filmmaker, Video Artist and Game Developer Should Know.

Just wanted to throw this out there for all you Graphic Novel Fans!!


Nymeth said...

I love that site! I also recommend the First Second Books blog:

Stephanie said...

The Book Report Network people are really cool!! I've reviewed some books for the Authors on the Web site, and they sent me some Godiva Hot Chocolate and mints for Christmas this year. Love them!! But this is the first I've seen of the Graphic Novels site. Very cool.

I really need to sit down and spend some time on both this one and the link you gave me!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this wonderful book site! My daughter loves graphic novels!

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