Oni Press to publish supernatural murder mystery ‘Spectacle’

Megan Rose Gedris tells the story of a circus psychic in a three-volume graphic novel series.

In addition to Dead of Winter and Made Men, Oni Press also announced a new young-adult graphic novel series called Spectacle this week.

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McCourt, Alexovich thread together ‘Stitched’ for new Charmz line

The new imprint from Papercutz debuts in May with three titles; check out a preview of the first one.

Next month Papercutz will debut a new line of graphic novels aimed at “tween” girls, under the Charmz banner, and they’ve shared a preview of one of the debut graphic novels.

Stitched, by Mariah McCourt and Aaron Alexovich, is about a girl who wakes up in crypt without any memory of who she is:

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Eleanor Davis, Christina Tran win Slate’s Cartoonist Studio Prize

Created in conjunction with the Center for Cartoon Studies, the program offers $1,000 to each winner.

Slate and the Center for Cartoon Studies have announced the winners of the Cartoonist Studio Prize, which awards $1,000 to the year’s “best” print comic and webcomic.

Libby’s Dad by Eleanor Davis, published by Retrofit and Big Planet Comics, won for Best Print Comic. Christina Tran’s “On Beauty” won the award for Best Web Comic.

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Mignola tackles vampires in ‘Mr. Higgins Comes Home’

Mike Mignola, Warwick Johnson-Cadwell team up on an original graphic novel set outside the Mignolaverse.

Hellboy creator Mike Mignola is teaming with Warwick Johnson-Cadwell on an original graphic novel about vampires titled Mr. Higgins Comes Home.

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‘Space Riders’ team reunites for pulpy, ‘satanic noir’ graphic novel

Fabian Rangel Jr., Alexis Ziritt and Evelyn Rangel team for ‘Tarantula’ from AdHouse Books.

Fabian Rangel Jr. and Alexis Ziritt turned a few heads with their work on the imaginative, chaotically fun comic called Space Riders, and now they’ve reteamed for a new graphic novel called Tarantula from AdHouse Books.

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Lorena Alvarez’s stunning artwork highlights ‘Nightlights’ graphic novel

Check out a preview, courtesy of Nobrow.

The fine folks at Nobrow have shared a preview of one of their latest books, Nightlights by Bogotá-based cartoonist and puppeteer Lorena Alvarez, who has done work for BOOM!’s Adventure Time books as well as for Disney and Nickelodeon.

The story revolves around a little girl who creates imaginary (maybe?) friends out of the tiny lights that appear in her room, and the new student at school, Morpie, who seems to know something about them. According to reviews, it sounds creepier than it actually is, and as you’ll see below, the artwork is absolutely gorgeous.

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‘Street Angel’ returns at Image Comics

Brian Maruca and Jim Rugg’s seventh-grade kung fu master battles the Ninja Kid and a school dance in a new hardcover.

Brian Maruca and Jim Rugg’s much-beloved “eternal underdog” returns to the printed page in April with the Street Angel: After School Kung Fu Special hardcover from Image Comics.

The graphic novel pits the homeless, seventh-grade kung fu master against the Ninja Kid and a school dance. If you’ve never read Street Angel before, fear not — just skateboard down to your local comic shop and grab a copy of the Street Angel collection from AdHouse Books, which collects her previous miniseries (originally published by SLG). And if your skateboard is broken, you can always check out her adventures online.

Check out a preview of the new book below.

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Reading for Resistance: “Rolling Blackouts”

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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Hacker fights for the future in Wren McDonald’s ‘SP4RX’

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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