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It’s new comic day! What is everyone getting? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for your shop to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Beat – Raina Telgemeier: The Comics Industry Person of the Decade – There’s no debating this, yes she is.

SKTCHD – Fandom Is: On the Broken, Inescapable Nature of Fandom – An interesting read. Agree? Disagree?


But Why Tho Podcast – Diana: Princess of the Amazons
Newsarama – Marvels X #1
Newsarama – Ruins of Ravencroft: Carnage #1
Newsarama – Star #1
Talking Comics – Thor #1

Watch Raina Telgemeier Talk at the 2019 National Book Festival

Watch Raina Telgemeier discuss “Share Your Smile: Raina’s Guide to Telling Your Own Story” at the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival. Telgemeier was introduced by Warren Bernard.

Telgemeier is the best-selling author of graphic novels such as Smile, Drama, Sisters, and the upcoming Guts.

The National Book Festival is hosted by the Library of Congress taking place at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The 2019 festival took place on August 31 this year.

Raina Telgemeier at the 2016 National Book Festival

Raina Telgemeier discusses Ghosts at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Raina Telgemeier is an author, illustrator, and cartoonist. Her graphic novels “Smile” and “Drama” are both No. 1 New York Times best-sellers. “Smile,” Telgemeier’s autobiographical account of her childhood dental drama, is a Boston Globe-Horn Award Honor title and an Eisner award winner for Best Publication for Teens. “Drama” won the 2013 Stonewall Book Award Honor from the American Library Association. Telgemeier has also adapted and illustrated four graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin’s “Baby-Sitters Club” series. Her latest graphic novel is “Ghosts”.

Preview: Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz TP

Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz TP

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Authors/Artists: Jeff Lemire, Raina Telgemeier, Paul Pope, Michael Allred, and more
Cover Artists: Paul Pope, Charles M. Schulz
Price: $19.99

Now in softcover, Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz is an unprecedented collection of pin-ups and strips from 40 contributors that celebrate the legacy of one of the most influential cartoonists that ever lived.

Includes contributions from Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Jeff Lemire (Essex County), Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Terry Moore (Rachel Rising), Mike Allred (Silver Surfer), Paul Pope (Battling Boy), and many more. Features an introduction by Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate).

Winner of the 2016 Eisner Award for Best Anthology.


Preview: Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz HC

Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz HC

Imprint: KaBOOM!
Writers/Artists: Mike Allred, Art Baltazar, Paige Braddock, Megan Brennan, Frank Cammuso, Derek Charm, Colleen Coover, Evan Dorkin, Chynna Clugston Flores, Julie Fujii, Shaenon K. Garrity, Melanie Gillman, Zac Gorman, Jimmy Gownley, Matt Groening, Dan Hipp, Keith Knight, Mike Kunkel, Roger Langridge, Jeff Lemire, Jonathan Lemon, Patrick McDonnell, Tony Millionaire, Caleb Monroe, Terry Moore, Dustin Nguyen, Molly Ostertag, Lincoln Peirce, Paul Pope, Hilary Price, Liz Prince, Stan Sakai, Chris Schweizer, Ryan Sook, Jeremy Sorese, Raina Telgemeier, Richard Thompson, Tom Tomorrow, Lucas Turnbloom, and Jen Wang

Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz is a giant love letter from creators new and old from comic strips to webcomics, children’s books to comic books. Unprecedented at this scale, it is very rare for the Schulz estate to allow other cartoonists to illustrate the Peanuts gang in their own signature styles. This collection of original stories, pin-ups, and strips pay tribute to Schulz and the world of Peanuts, and includes contributions from Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Jen Wang (In Real Life), Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Terry Moore (Rachel Rising), Mike Allred (Silver Surfer), Paul Pope (Battling Boy), and many more. Features an introduction by Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate).


Lumberjanes To The Max Edition Hardcover Collects Full First Story Arc and More

Grab your sleeping bag and prepare for adventure this November as BOOM! Studios imprint BOOM! Box takes readers back to camp in Lumberjanes To The Max Edition! Join Mal, Molly, Jo, April, and Ripley as they explore the strange things going on at Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady-Types and take on mysterious quests and supernatural critters in this deluxe hardcover collecting the original eight-issue story arc of the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning series created by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, and Brooke Allen.

Lumberjanes To The Max Edition is the result of overwhelming love, encouragement, and enthusiasm from fellow Lumberjanes all over the world, so it’s jam-packed with extra goodies to enjoy around the campfire. Designed to look like a Lumberjanes Field Manual, this collection features a foreword by New York Times best-selling cartoonist and hardcore lady-type Raina Telgemeier, the never-before collected Lumberjanes short from BOOM! Box 2014 Mix Tape, all of the Rad Mix Playlists, a cover gallery, sketchbook, and a behind-the-scenes, script-to-page feature!

The Lumberjanes To The Max Edition hardcover (6.625” x 10.1875”, 272 pages, full color) arrives in comic shops on November 18th and in bookstores November 24th for the price of $39.99 under Diamond order code SEP151107 and ISBN 978-1-60886-809-4.

Lumberjanes To The Max Edition Hardcover 1

KaBOOM!’s Unprecedented Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz Hardcover

On October 2, 1950, good ol’ Charlie Brown made his first appearance in a classic, four-panel comic strip printed in seven newspapers nationwide. In the 65 years since, Charlie Brown and his friends have become household names around the world—and in Snoopy’s case, on the moon—appearing on television, on the stage, and in theaters. Charles M. Schulz’s creation has been awarded high honors and praise, and most importantly, the Peanuts gang has touched the lives of generations and continues to delight and inspire to this day.

Paul Pope

This October, KaBOOM!, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, and Peanuts Worldwide have the honor of presenting an unprecedented collection of original stories, pin-ups, and strips dedicated to Charles M. Schulz’s beloved creation in Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz.

This 11.5” x 9” hardcover features 128 pages of full-color illustrations and comics from 40 renowned cartoonists, presenting the Peanuts gang in their own signature styles in a very rare opportunity and in cooperation with the Schulz estate. Mo Willems , Raina Telgemeier, Jen Wang, Patrick McDonnell, Stan Sakai, Terry Moore, Liz Prince, Mike Allred, Paul Pope, and many more celebrate their love of Peanuts in this one-of-a-kind collection.

Liz Prince Patrick McDonnell

The Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz hardcover arrives in comic shops on October 14th and in bookstores October 20th for the price of $34.99

Peanuts A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz Cover Design by Scott Newman, with Charles M. Schulz, Ryan Sook, and Paul Pope

Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz in October

This October, KaBOOM! will publish Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz, a 112-page hardcover that celebrates the 65th anniversary of the beloved title and will collect contributions from over 25 artists from the worlds of comic strips, comic books, and webcomics. Each contributor pays a unique tribute to Schulz and the Peanuts gang with a piece of off-model Peanuts art, along with a short essay. Creators revealed so far include Jen Wang, Matt Groening, Patrick McDonnell, Stan Sakai, Megan Brennan, Raina Telgemeier, and Jeff Lemire.

A final cover to the book and more contributors to the project will be revealed over the next several weeks.

Peanuts A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz Jeff Lemire Peanuts A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz Jen Wang

The National Book Festival 2014 in Pictures

On August 30 at the Washington Convention Center, the Library of Congress held the 2014 National Book Festival. The convention featured panels on graphic novels and such speakers as Raina Telgemeier, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Vivek Tiwary, Kyle Baker, Liza Donnelly, and Jeff Smith. Gene Luen Yang also spoke earlier in the day.

Here’s photos from the festival.

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Small Press Expo 2014: Lynda Barry, Raina Telgemeier and Charles Burns Lead Authors Debuting Books

spx-logo-240This year marks the 20th Anniversary of SPX, which will be held September 13 and 14, 2014 at the North Bethesda Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. SPX is honored that over 150 different graphic novels and comics will be making their publishing debut at this years show to start off the Fall book buying season. A complete list of debuts, including cover images and publishing information, can be found on the SPX web site.

Here are some highlights of the new releases and their creators that will be at SPX 2014:

Syllabus: Notes From An Accidental Professor is the latest from Lynda Barry and Drawn and Quarterly that reveals how Ms. Barry teaches the world of writing and comics in her own creative and humorous way.

Raina Telgemeier follows up the her best selling books Smile and Drama with the autobiographical Sisters from Scholastic/Graphix, explaining the long and complex relationship she has with her younger sibling.

Charles Burns Sugar Skull from Pantheon completes the nightmarish dream world trilogy that began with X’ed Out and continued in The Hive.

Ben Hatke’s heroine Zita returns in returns in Legends of  Zita the Space Girl from First Second.

Through the Woods is Emily Carroll’s first print book that collects her award winning web comics.

Roman Muradov’s (In a Sense) Lost and Found, published by Nobrow, is the first full length graphic novel from this Society of Illustrators Gold Medal winner.

Drew Friedman turns his caricaturing genius to the great comic book creators in the Fantagraphics release, Heroes of the Comics: Portraits of the Legends of Comic Books.

Michael DeForge debuts Lose #6, the latest installment of his award winning comic from Koyama Press.

Invincible Days is a collection of short stories by Patrick Atangan released by NBM.

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