It's Children's Book Week! This year, the ever-excellent Humble Bundle has teamed with our friends at the Children's Book Council to bring some of today's best children's comics to kids, in an effort to spur excitement in reading. For the next six days, the Humble Kids Comics Bundle Supporting Children’s Book Week is up at Humble Bundle's website, where readers of all ages can pay what they like for a vast variety of some of the best the children's comics world has to offer. See below for the full press release, and click here to head to the bundle!
Concord, CA - On the first Saturday in May, over 2,300 comic book shops in 60-plus countries gave away more than 56 million comic books to celebrate Free Comic Book Day. If you are still unaware of Free Comic Book Day, it is the only holiday that celebrates reading and reading literacy (very heady stuff for an English teacher). FCBD was created by Joe Field, owner of the Eisner Spirit Award-winning Flying Colors Comics --- and what better place to celebrate FCBD than at its birthplace!
This year's Eisner Awards nominations are in --- and, as anyone following the ups and downs of the comics world in 2014 surely knows by now, we're looking at quite a list. But let's not make much ado, even if it's about something (Happy Shakespeare Day!). Below are the series and books that will vie for Eisner fame in San Diego in July:
On a spectacular spring day in northern California, cosplayers, children, gamers and even a few Golden State Warrior fans lined up outside the San Jose Convention Center anxiously waiting for the doors to open at BigWow! Comicfest.
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This year's American Library Association Midwinter Meeting hits the Windy City this weekend, and there are a few stellar offerings for comics and graphic novel fans alike. Check out GraphicNovelReporter's handy guide to all things sequential art at the ALA. ---
This year, friend of the site David Serchay spent a good part of his November in sunny Miami for Miami Book Fair International --- and much of his attention was firmly fixed upon comics. Here, The Book Report Network president Carol Fitzgerald briefly interviews David on his findings. Which of the graphic novel programs did you attend at the Miami Book Fair? I attended:
November 5, 2014
Toward the end of August, the best copy of Action Comics #1 ever seen was sold for the price of $3.2 million. Bidding began at $1 million for the single issue introduction of Superman, which was awarded a 9.0 by the comics condition grading company standard, Certified Guaranty Company (CGC). Part of the sale benefitted the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation --- Christopher being remembered widely for his portrayal of the hero on the silver screen. At this year’s New York Comic Con, the book’s buyers --- Metropolis Collectables, in tandem with ComicConnect --- were on hand to showcase the book alongside other gems from their collection. I got the chance to speak with Vincent Zurzolo, co-owner of Metropolis Collectables, about this record breaking sale.