October 7, 2014
Bundled, Tossed, Untied And Stacked: Publishing News
By Tom Spurgeon
* Alternative Comics is releasing a monster-laden mini-comic
to be called All Monster Comics
, drawn and plotted by Dave Lasky and inked by a small cast of alt-comic all-stars. It should be out any day now.
* the biggest publishing news of the week might be that the Naruto serial is set to end
. I think that article has the broad strokes right both in terms of the series declining a bit in terms of its narrative potency and corresponding audience favor, and the historical implications as one of three great point series for manga in the 2000s. I like the big chunk of those comics that I read. I thought that the approach to action was refreshing if you read a lot of western comics -- it was clever and and planned-out in a way that drove a number of significant plot-point payoffs, and not a lot of writers of North American comics make that an area of emphasis.
* I'm not even sure I know what the hell this
is, but it's in my bookmarks and I want to see it.
* this gift book of sex tips derived from the graphics-driven material in Sex Criminals
stands a chance of doing very well. The tour all by itself could kill.
* Kazu Kibuishi has announced
series will run nine volumes -- three books of three books.
* the new look for the Image versions of those Criminal books
seems a significant departure from the Marvel versions. Those should do well, I think.
* the cartoonist and convention organizer Francois Vigneault is doing a special edition of his Titan Vol. 1
. When they're removed from the Direct Market system and its delicate balances and non-returnable orders, I am all for multiple versions of the same book.
* the Dungeon Fun books are back in print
* Grimalkin Press has announced a Simon Moreton book
for debut at TCAF 2015.
* finally, we're starting to see evidence of various CAB debuts, like Sindicalismo 89 from Breakdown Press
. Inés Estrada is always worth our attention.
posted 12:15 am PST
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