A Public Service Announcement! ;)

A Public Service Announcement! ;)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

GraphicNovelReporter.com Updates

From editor John Hogan:

.....we are planning our schedule for New York Comic-Con. As always we’re excited about this event, which is a nice distraction from the gray days of winter. Drop me a note and let me know if you plan to attend. We’d love to catch up with our readers there....

It’s no accident that we’re emailing you on Inauguration Day, a day of change, to alert you to the latest updates to our website. There’s lots of new content, including one title of particular interest today: Michael Crowley and Dan Goldman’s retrospective on the tumultuous year of 2008 that is chronicled in their new book, titled quite simply 08. We’ve got an extensive interview with artist Goldman that we’re pretty excited about sharing. My favorite part about the interview wasn’t the political aspect, although that was interesting, but instead Goldman’s views on web comics and independent artistry. Goldman’s done a lot of innovative work in the field, and those looking to explore some of the inner workings of the format will find a lot to learn about here.

This issue we are adding our first content feature for librarians and educators, which also will be enjoyed by new fans of the format. It’s a Glossary of Manga Terms to help the uninitiated get up to speed. If you are already there, share this with a reader you want to convert to the format!

Creator Interviews: Graphic Novel Reporter Talks To...

Dan Goldman is a writer and illustrator best known for the work Shooting War. But now he’s teamed with journalist Michael Crowley to present the story of 08, a year none of us will soon forget. Political jabs, surges in the polls, flubs, gaffes, in-fighting, personal attacks --- the good, the bad, and the ugly are all here. Goldman talks about recreating this potent year, as well as his independent work in the field in a broad-ranging interview.Plus, if you missed them the first time, don’t forget to check out our conversations with these creators:
Art Spiegelman (the award-winning author of Maus and the just-rereleased Breakdowns)
Peter David and Robin Furth (the creative team behind the Dark Tower series)
David Heatley (author of My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down)
Lucy Knisley (author of French Milk)
Jessica Abel and Matt Madden (authors of Drawing Words & Writing Pictures)
Gold (author of Bone)

Click here to see all of our interviews.

Behind the Scenes with Andrew Farago

Each month, Behind the Scenes gives you a look into the mind of someone in the graphic novel field so you can see what motivates them to work in the industry. We recently talked to Andrew Farago, the curator of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, to talk about comics, art, collecting, and more.
Click here to go behind the scenes with Andrew Farago.

Recent Blog Posts

We share news, updates, tips, personal observations, and more. Keep up-to-date by checking our blog entries.Watchmen: It's Back On!by John Hogan Homeward Boundby John Hogan

Click here to read the GraphicNovelReporter.com blog.

Books Into Movies
We're lucky enough to be living in the age of the graphic novel-inspired movie. We spotlight not just theater releases, but also what’s out on DVD based on graphic works. Mark your calendar accordingly.
Click here to read our Books Into Movies feature.

Fiction Reviews

From great science fiction to compelling drama to aching romance, dozens of reviews of top fiction titles are now online.
Ral & Grad
Yozakura Quartet
Hellboy, Volume 1
Black Hole
Click here to see all our fiction reviews.

Nonfiction Reviews
We call the format graphic novels, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for nonfiction. In fact, some of the best books in the field are memoirs from top artists and writers.
The Big Skinny
The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation
Our Cancer Year

See all our nonfiction reviews here.

Reference Reviews

It’s easy to learn more about the graphic novel format, but best of all, it can be entertaining and fun. We’ve got books to suggest that will share the things you need to know without being dry or dull; in fact, they’re riveting! Here are some books to help further your understanding: The Best American Comics 2008, The Ten-Cent Plague, and What It Is.
Click here to read our reference reviews.

Teen Reviews
Teens love graphic novels. We launch with reviews of more than 20 titles.
Honey and Clover
The Arrival
Bleach, Volume 25
Gantz, Volume 1
Legion of Super-Heroes: Enemy Rising

Click here to see all our teen reviews.

Kids Reviews

Hey, kids! We’ve got the books YOU want to read. There's something for everyone.
Gaba Kawa, Volume 1
Emma, Volumes 1–7
The Palette of 12 Secret Colors, Volumes 1 and 2
Rapunzel's Revenge
Click here to see all the kids' reviews.

We’re adding new content all the time to better serve our readers. The latest: a
glossary of frequently used manga terms. You can admit it: Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of what these words mean. Check here to get up to speed quickly.
Click here to read our roundup of our Best Graphic Novels of 2008.

1 comment:

Bucky C. said...

I like 2 things about this newsletter very much: It shows that the site is willing to review older material that is high quality rather than just focus on what's hot and what's new, and the Manga glossary is an excellent resource.