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Making Troublemaker: An Interview with Alex Evanovich

Excitement has been building ever since Since Dark Horse Comics announced that New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich and daughter Alex Evanovich would write the original graphic novel Troublemaker. Set in the same world as the hit novels Metro Girl and Motor Mouth, Troublemaker will feature the further adventures of Barnaby and Hooker, gorgeously illustrated by Joëlle Jones.

We spoke to Alex Evanovich about writing Troublemaker, her lifelong love of comic books, and thoughts on mother-daughter collaboration.

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2010 Eisner Nominations Encompass Wide Range of Works

Comic-Con International (Comic-Con) is proud to announce the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2010. The nominees, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges, reflect the wide range of material being published in comics and graphic novel form today, from multivolume deluxe hardcovers to online stories to traditional comic book format.

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A page-turning mix of science fiction and noir thriller

Area 10

Christos N. Gage and Chris Samnee. DC/Vertigo Crime, $19.99(184p) ISBN 978-1-40121-067-0

In a page-turning mix of science fiction and noir thriller, New York City detective Adam Kamen is on the trail of the serial killer Henry the Eighth, so named for his penchant for decapitating his victims. Kamen is a familiar character—hard-boiled, independent, a guy with a tough exterior but emotions that run deep. A head injury in the midst of the investigation gives Kamen unusual powers and leads to an exploration of trepanation—deliberately drilling a hole in the skull—as well as introducing him to a beautiful psychiatrist who develops an interest in his case.
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The Big graphic novels of 2010

The year 2010 promises to deliver a wide variety of exciting new graphic works with new graphic novels coming from such artists as Dan Clowes, Charles Burns, and Dash Shaw on the literary comics side, as well as the continued and growing presence of work from prose writers looking to try their skills in the comics medium.
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Asterios Polyp wins fourth annual PWCW Critic’s poll

Once again, a graphic novel exemplifying comics’ ability to uniquely treat the themes of literary fiction has topped PW Comics Week‘s annual critics poll. David Mazzucchelli’s long-awaited Asterios Polyp got the most votes, with six.
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Comic Book Literacy – The Movie

Filmmaker Todd Kent has recently completed Comic Book Literacy, a documentary film exploring the positive potential of comic books in community and education. The film features interviews with a broad number of comic book creators, publishers and fans, many of whom attribute their own love of reading to comics. We spoke to Kent about the making of this film and his thoughts on comics and literacy.(full story)

The bizarre, the unexpected, the fascinating – English phrases


Thousands of Bizarre Origins, Unexpected Connections, and Fascinating Facts about English’s Best Expressions

by Barbara Kipfer

Phraseology is the ultimate collection of everything you never knew about the wonderful phrases found in the English language. It contains information about phrase history and etymology; unusual, lost, or uncommon phrases; how phrases are formed; and more than 7,000 facts about common English phrases.

Find out more or buy the book at The Book Depository or Amazon.

Red 5 Hits with iPhone App

With digital downloads of comics for various desktop and handheld devices getting more and more attention, several comics publishers are getting additional sales through iPhone downloads. One of the surprise success stories has been Red 5.
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Graphic Novel Lifts Curtain on Modeling Business

Petite model Isobella Jade has already written a memoir, Almost 5’4”, and now she’s written a fictional graphic novel based on her experiences in modeling. Model Life, illustrated by Jazmin Ruotolo, will be published by Soft Skull Press in October.
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