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The 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes are honoring the best books of 2011. The awards will be handed out on Friday, April 20, 2012, as part of the annual Festival of Books. The ceremony will be open to the public and will take place at the Bovard Auditorium on the campus of USC. For more information, check out latimes.com/festivalofbooks.
February 20, 2012

Sandman Cupcakes!

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Sorry this is too late for Valentine's Day, but here's a link to a site that celebrates the joy of Sandman in sugary, frosting-y goodness. That's Death, Dream, and Delirium featured in cupcake form, the perfect notion for any Sandman (and sugar) lover.
February 19, 2012

DC’s Reader Profile

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Over on PW's site, Heidi MacDonald does a nice interview with DC Comics' John Rood (executive vice president for sales, marketing, and business development) about their recent reader survey. Lots of interesting tidbits were revealed in the survey:
Author John Jackson Miller has turned his lifelong love of comics into a treasure trove of writing and creativity. Now, he’s doing what many have dreamed of: writing comics that continue to craft the legendary Star Wars universe. Here’s his take on what it’s like to hold a universe in his hands.
February 8, 2012

Behind the Scenes with David Steinberger

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David Steinberger, CEO of Comixology, talks about his lifelong love for comics and what he enjoys reading (and collecting) now.
Teacher Maureen Bakis shows educators the valuable lessons she’s learned in her new book, The Graphic Novel Classroom.
February 6, 2012

Discussion Guides

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February 5, 2012

Jimmy Gownley, Moving On

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All of us here at GNR are big fans of Jimmy Gownley, both in his Amelia books and in person (if you ever get a chance to see Jimmy on a panel at a comics convention or elsewhere...go; he's great). So it's sad to hear in this PW story that he's ending his Amelia Rules! series, but its awesome to learn he's putting his talents to work on something new.
February 4, 2012

A Batman Top 10

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New York librarian Ryan Donovan sifted through decades' worth of Batman tales to pick his Top 10 favorites. Check out what he recommended and see if they make your own list here (and check them out from your local library if you haven't read them yet!).
In just a few hours, MashUp Radio with Peter Biddle will air “Comics In a Digital Age” featuring Ryan Penagos, editorial director for Marvel Digital Media Group and Marvel.com. Peter and Ryan will discuss comics in the digital age and how it affects both fans and creators. The show begins today (Friday, February 3) at 3 p.m.