In this Q&A, PW
talks with a number of creators from This Place: 150 Years Retold
, an anthology of graphic stories that retell and revise the troubled history of Canada’s indigenous people, which will be published this month by Highwater Press.
Castellucci to Publish Graphic Memoir ‘Girl on Film’ in November
Graphic novel publisher BOOM! Studios announced plans to publish Girl on Film
, a graphic memoir by noted YA novelist and comics writer Cecil Castellucci, in November 2019. Castellucci will collaborate with four different artists to create the book: Jon Berg, Melissa Duffy, V. Gagnon, and Vicky Leta. More
"She's Flawed, Not Perfect..."
The latest graphic novel in the best selling steampunk series debuts in May. Lady Mechanika must halt the investigation into her past when Lewis becomes enamored of a beautiful young widow whose own past seems disturbingly linked to the untimely deaths of several creative geniuses. Will Lewis be next? ARCs available now on Edelweiss and NetGalley. (Sponsored) more
Has Stephen Chbosky Written Another Generation-Defining Novel?
Best known for the bestselling 1999 novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower
, Chbosky returns with Imaginary Friend
, a 700-page work of horror due in October from Grand Central. PW
’s Louisa Ermilino speaks with the book’s editor, Chbosky’s agent, and Chbosky himself about his much-anticipated novel. More
San Diego Comic-Con Announces 2019 Eisner Awards Nominations
Led by comics publishers Image and DC with 19 and 17 nominations respectively, Comic-Con International announced nominations for the 2019 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, which honor the best work in comics and graphic novels. Other publishers receiving multiple Eisner nominations include IDW and Lion Forge, each with 10, followed by First Second with nine, and Marvel and Dark Horse with seven each.
Review:'The Deep' by Rivers Solomon
Based on singular musical renditions by the Detroit techno group Drexciya and the rap group Clipping, Solomon’s eerily moving fantasy/SF novel creates a vivid mythology around accounts of pregnant slave women drowned during the Middle Passage. Their infants survive in an undersea community, transformed into mermaids and mermen traumatized by the brutal history of their mothers. More
PW Staff Pick Their Personal Summer Reads
As part of our annual Summer Reads issue, PW’s book-obsessed staff plug their personal summer faves in a list that includes graphic novels (Ezra Claytan Daniels and Ben Passmore’s BTTM FDRS
), science fiction (Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff’s Aurora Rising
), supernatural cop stories (Ben Aaronovitch’s The October Man
), and more.
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This Week on the 'More to Come' Podcast
This week the More to Come
crew--Calvin Reid, Heidi “The Beat” MacDonald and Kate Fitzsimons--looks at Dallas Middaugh’s report on graphic novel sales; leaked footage of Avengers: Endgame
and movie/streaming news about Hellboy
; and Disney Plus, and discuss MariNaomi’s Diversity Database, comics awards season, and James Murdoch’s big investment in Artists, Writers and Artisans. More
First published in 1999 and revived last year, Michael Cherkas and Larry Hancock’s The Silent Invasion is back with another revised edition of the original material. Filtered through the lens of period anti-communist witch hunts, alien flying saucers, and loopy cult conspiracies, The Silent Invasion is a byzantine sci-fi mystery/thriller that stylishly recreates 1950s middle-class America in all its kooky, paranoid glory. In this 13-page preview, dogged reporter Matt Sinkage is on the run, determined to uncover the truth about an alien invasion he believes is getting ever closer to the White House. The Silent Invasion: The Great FearVol. 2 by Michael Cherkas and Larry Hancock will be published this month by NBM. Click the image above to view the full excerpt.