Mon, 27/01/2014 - 16:52
As creative content head and writer for Campfire Graphic Novels, I have the chance to make history and historical events come to life for a new generation of kids. It’s a sad fact of life that many people look on history as they look on the arts in general, as an indulgence.
This is a mistake: there’s a lot of truth in the...
Thu, 28/11/2013 - 15:22
Glyn Dillon’s graphic novel, The Nao of Brown (SelfMadeHero), has won the Best Book prize at the 2014 British Comic Awards. Geek Syndicate’s David Monteith presented the award at the Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds.
The book has already received the prestigious Special Jury prize at this year’s Angoul...
Wed, 11/09/2013 - 07:00
Graphic novel publisher SelfMadeHero has acquired English translation rights to the French political satire, Quai D'Orsay. The title will be published in the UK as Weapons of Mass Diplomacy.
The book follows a fictionalised version of former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, here renamed Alexandre...
Mon, 12/08/2013 - 14:57
Last year’s Costa Book Awards was a game-changer for the graphic novel market. For the first time the shortlist featured two graphic works of literature: Joff Winterhart’s Days of the Bagnold Summer (Jonathan Cape, 2012) in the Novel category...
Tue, 23/07/2013 - 06:00
Trained illustrator Dave Shelton, named last week as winner of the Branford Boase Award for his début novel A Boy and a Bear in a Boat (David Fickling), has said his work would have never have had the same recognition if produced as a...
Mon, 10/06/2013 - 09:22
2000AD is publishing a complete collection of Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell’s superhero graphic novel series Zenith for the first time.
Never collected in its entirety before, Zenith is the first opportunity for fans of the series to own the collection. Founded in 1987, the series is a cynical take on superheroes and...
Tue, 23/04/2013 - 07:15
British publishers have won nominations for the Eisner Awards, the USA's most prestigious comic and graphic novel industry prizes.
Books by independent graphic novel publishers SelfMadeHero and Nobrow have both been selected for awards, putting them up against industry giants such as Marvel.
SelfMadeHero has picked up...
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 11:00
Faber has snapped up a new graphic novel from Gilbert Hernandez, one of the creators of the seminal Love and Rockets series.
Angus Cargill at Faber has signed UK and Commonwealth rights to Marble Season from Samantha Haywood at Transatlantic Literary Agency.
Hernandez created Love and Rockets with his...
Thu, 10/01/2013 - 15:00
Titan Comics has teamed up with comics veteran Dave Elliot on a new co-publishing venture which will include releasing new and classic graphic novels alongside weekly magazines.
The partnership is developing several properties with two new series, A1 and Tomorrowland, launching in June and with collected anthologies of Weirding...
Wed, 21/11/2012 - 11:10
It might have escaped the notice of most in the bookselling business but last Saturday night marked a significant moment for the British comics scene.
At the Thought Bubble convention in Leeds, itself a part of the Leeds International Film Festival, the first British Comics Awards were handed out.
The awards are a...