Brigid Alverson kicks off a new column highlighting comics that explore issues in the news, starting with an interview with Sarah Glidden.
Reading for Resistance is a new column highlighting comics and graphic novels that shed light on issues in the news.
On Saturday, everyone was talking about refugees. Six years ago, Sarah Glidden made a journey through parts of Turkey, Iraq, and Syria with a group of independent journalists who were focusing on refugees and their situation throughout the region; they were accompanied by a veteran of the Iraq War who was recording his own reflections. Last September, Drawn and Quarterly published Glidden’s graphic memoir of that trip, Rolling Blackouts.
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Here’s some very welcome publishing news: Mermin creator Joey Weiser will soon be working on his next project, Ghost Hog, which Publisher’s Weekly reveals will come out from Oni Press in 2018.
The story stars Truff, a young boar killed by a hunter, as she navigates the afterlife and tries to let go of her desire for revenge. “She’s a bit of a grump, but you would be too given the circumstances,” Weiser said on Tumblr. “Ghost Hog, naturally, is a little darker in concept than my past work, but will still have a similar tone to Mermin, The Ride Home, etc.”
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It’s Black Friday, the official kickoff of the holiday shopping season (Unless you’re my sister-in-law, and you started in July). But anyway, yes, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the holiday season mean that lots of things are on sale. Here’s a rundown of some comic-related things to check out.
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Check out a preview of the original graphic novel, coming next spring from Dark Horse.
Next spring a third Hellboy original graphic novel will arrive from Mike Mignola, Gary Gianni and Dave Stewart. Titled Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea, the OGN follows up on 2002’s “The Island” as we learn what happened next to our brave hero.
“The biblical Jonah was vomited up by a whale, but Hellboy might not be as lucky,” Gianni said in a press release. “A superstitious crew and a figure in black will make sure there’s no escaping the silent sea.” Taken captive by the phantom crew that plans to sell him to the circus, Hellboy is dragged along by a captain who will stop at nothing in pursuit of a powerful sea creature.
In the spirit of Halloween, Dark Horse has provided a preview of the upcoming OGN:
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Jim McCann and Janet Lee’s whimsical tale gets a deluxe edition next summer and a sequel in 2018.
Return of the Dapper Men and its planned sequels have found a new home at Top Shelf Productions. Announced at the New York Comic-Con this past weekend, the IDW imprint will release a deluxe edition of the book next summer.
Return of the Dapper Men, by Jim McCann and Janet Lee, was originally published by Archaia in 2010, and McCann and Lee acquired the rights from them to the book in 2014. The whimsical story of a boy, a robot girl and the Dapper Man known as 41 won the Eisner Award for “Best Graphic Album: New” (tying with Daniel Clowes’ Wilson) in 2011.
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Check out a preview and the trailer for the upcoming graphic novel from Nobrow Press.
You can count on Nobrow Press to bring out a lot of interesting and cool comics and graphic novels, and their fall/winter slate, which I detailed back in June, is no exception. One of the projects that jumped out at me back back in June when I was putting that post together was SP4RX.
Wren McDonald‘s science fiction/social commentary/political thriller is about a hacker in a dystopian future who discovers a big secret about a cybernetic implants program being run by Structus Industries. McDonald’s artwork is the big draw for me here; it has a dynamic quality with huge amounts of detail packed into it, where you want to examine every panel further just to see what you missed.
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Soaring Penguin Press has announced plans for the English-language publication of A Small Revolution by Boum. Nominated for Outstanding Online Comic in this year’s Ignatz Awards, A Small Revolution follows the young orphan named Florence who joins a revolution she’s too young to fully understand.
“A Small Revolution is a story of dictatorship and revolution as seen through the eyes of a little girl, and her love for Boris Vian’s music,” explained Boum, the pen name for Samantha Leriche-Gionet of Montreal, Canada. Continue reading “Ignatz-nominee ‘A Small Revolution’ headed to print”
A cop hunts for a lost dog on the moon in the new graphic novel from Drawn & Quarterly.
Drawn & Quarterly’s 2016 Free Comic Book Day offering sent Tom Gauld’s Mooncop to the top of my “most anticipated fall releases” list, and as of now we’re only a week away before it drops. With that in mind, here are a couple of items to whet the appetite. First, our old friend Graeme McMillan spoke with Gauld for Wired and shared five reasons Mooncop will be your new favorite graphic novel. In the piece, Gauld explains where the idea came from in the first place:
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The story of a 12-year old boy who died from hunger and exposure is the subject of a new project spearheaded by the Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie with comic writer and illustrator Jeff Lemire. This multi-media production is a mix of poems, music, a graphic novel and animated film.
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