Brian Hibbs’ 2019 bookstore channel graphic novel sales show sales are up, thanks heavily to the two biggest publishers, Scholastic and Viz.
A look at graphic novels and trade paperbacks of interest coming out in July 2020, including a Superboy 75th anniversary hardcover.
A look at June 2020’s New York Times graphic novel and manga best sellers, including “Guts” by Raina Telgemeier topping the list again.
I take a look at graphic novels of interest coming out in June 2020, including a gay-friendly Aqualad graphic novel.
Raina Telgemeier’s “Guts” once again topped the May 2020 NY Times’ graphic novel best seller list. The second volume of “Check Please” is also listed.
DC Comics has announced plans to use two new direct market comic distributors, Lunar and UCS, breaking Diamond’s decades-long monopoly.
My thoughts on the state of Diamond and the direct market, and alternatives that support local comic shops, publishers, creators, and fans.
I take a look at the question of how to get new readers interested in comics, and offer some suggestions (TLDR: push graphic novels, not singles.)
I take a look at whether or not the “Big Two” nickname for DC Comics and Marvel still actually fits, based on direct market and book channel sales information.
A compilation of the webcomic “Strange Planet” and Raina Telgemeier’s “Guts” top the December 2019 New York Times graphic novel best seller list.