Every two weeks, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance. This week, it’s Zegas, a graphic novel by Michel Fiffe (COPRA, All-New Ultimates) that pairs ambitious, unorthodox visuals with intimate character storytelling.
In the early 1980s, Mimi Pond’s work was everywhere. The cartoonist and illustrator was regularly published in The National Lampoon, The Village Voice, The New York Times, and Seventeen magazines; this eventually led to television work the following decade, when she wrote for visually striking shows such as Pee Wee’s…
It’s an excellent time to be a fan of cult comedy favorite Wet Hot American Summer. Sequel series Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later just hit Netflix—home of 2015 prequel series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp—and now there’s an original graphic novel on the way from Boom Studios.
In 1997 Christophe André was kidnapped while serving with Doctors Without Borders in a town near Chechnya. Guy Delisle’s Hostage recounts the three months that André spent in captivity and proves the idea that all you really need to make a fantastic comic is a captivating story and a sense of style.
The film adaptation of Daniel Clowes’ graphic novel Wilson was announced a while back. A new trailer gives us the first look at Woody Harrelson as the doofy title character.
It’s been over a year since we learned the long-awaited adaptation of Bryan K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s beloved Vertigo comic series Y: The Last Man was really happening. But with scarce news about the promised TV show since, we’d started to wonder if we’d ever see it. Today, things took an encouraging turn.
Coming-of-age drama Essex County, adapted from Jeff Lemire’s series of short stories set in his hometown of Detroit-adjacent Essex County, Ontario, Canada, will be developed for Canada’s CBC network.
The moment that I knew graphic novel American Born Chinese was something special, and real, was in its second chapter.
Peter Bagge has one of the most unpredictable careers in comics, from his 1990s cult comic book Hate to his recent bestselling graphic novel about sex-education pioneer Margaret Sanger. In between, he’s drawn dark comedy series like Sweatshop and Apocalypse Nerd, political comics for Reason magazine, and some of…
It hasn’t even been a year since we had to say goodbye to Legend of Korra and we’re already nostalgic for it. But the good news is that we know what Korra co-creator Bryan Konietzko is doing next: a graphic novel called Threadworlds that sounds pretty great.
Want a first look at the graphic novel that everybody’s going to be raving about soon? Here are a bunch of exclusive preview pages from The Divine, a new magical realist comic from the guys who brought you Waltz With Bashir, The Realist, and some gorgeous New Yorker covers.
A student enrolled at Crafton Hills College has protested the inclusion of a number of graphic novels in the curriculum for her English 250 course. Tara Shultz, along with her parents and friends have called for the “eradic[ation] [of the books] from the system,” and have complained to the College’s administrators…
Graphic novel I Kill Giants, about a young woman fighting real and imaginary monsters,is making its way to the big screen. Joe Kelly will adapt his own graphic novel into a screenplay. And Anders Walter, of Oscar-winning short Helium, will direct. [Deadline]
Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston, who also made for a convincing Jack Kerouac in Kill Your Darlings, has been cast as Eric Draven in the upcoming adaptation/remake of The Crow. This is not exactly new news, but the percolating rumor has now been confirmed.
Scott Westerfeld has written some pretty harsh dystopian futures in the past, including the Uglies series. But now, he's written a graphic novel that takes place after an apocalypse. The Spill Zone features art by Alex Puvilland, and we're happy to bring you the announcement and the exclusive first look!
This sign was put up in the Carnegie-Stout Public Library in Dubuque Iowa. When they say "near Batman," that's not a reference to being near other Batman works. It's a reference to a giant looming Batman balloon they put up in the new home of its illustrated novels.
Paleoart blog Love in the Time of Chasmosaurus has a good review of a recent Ninja Turtles comic book: TMNT: Turtles in Time #1. While the story is plenty of fun (aliens are playing Dino-Riders in the late Cretaceous, Turtles go back in time and beat them up), what really stands out is the incredible dinosaur art by…
Curators at the British Library have compiled a list of the manuscripts in their collection which they believe are among the best examples of Ye Olde Comick Bookes, rife with superheroes, supervillains, origin stories, drama and, of course, blood and gore.
Check out an exclusive first look at the thrilling book trailer for the Return of Zita the Spacegirl, the triumphant conclusion to the graphic novel trilogy about Zita and her space-faring adventures. So much killer action. And below, writer/artist Ben Hatke explains what he's learned from doing this series.