Graphic novels- thanks librarians and women!
The young and the graphic novel
Discusses all ages graphic novels like Bone, or YA like American Born Chinese, and how awesome and dedicated librarians (OK, my note) have started to create real demand for these titles.
Librarians have been saying for 10 years now that comics are always off the shelves," he said. "That's real reader demand. There's more of that than publishers think."
"Bookstores and libraries seem to be moving these books," said Deb Wayshak, editor of the new graphic-novel version of Beowulf by Gareth Hinds, the first graphic novel published by Candlewick Press. "
Graphic Novel Sales Hit $330 Million in 2006
The market has quadrupled since 2001, according to Griepp, driven by the continuing manga explosion and also the strength of the backlist in American genre comics, as well as new material with wide appeal such as Fun Home and the comics adaptation of The 9/11 Commission Report.
One of the drivers for the category's growth continues to be the increase in female readers...
Killen confirmed that nonfiction and memoirs sold well in 2006, with the usual suspects like Persepolis mentioned. "These books have a huge resonance for females. In the same way there was an explosion in manga six or seven years ago, fueled by Sailor Moon and shojo titles, we're seeing this category spread into the mainstream."
New Venom stills Topher and Tobey!
Rorschach test shot I discussed earlier my reluctance to see a Watchmen movie.
Is anyone else depressed that Veronica Mars ratings are lower than The search for the new Pussycat Doll? A whipsmart heroine replaced by, let's face it, strippers? Don't cha wish?
Library has provided many DVDs, and have to say some of these films were disappointing.
The Black Dahlia- Ellroy's words and De Palma directing, but just off in casting and execution. Scoop- #2 Scarlet movie that struck out; actually stopped watching. Best of these three was Sherrybaby- Maggie was dead-on as the just out of jail mom who uses her sex and tries to do right, yet it was hard to watch.