Amazon revival of 'The Tick' to be 'darker, more grounded,' says comics creator Ben Edlund

Amazon thrilled comic book fans recently when it announced it was moving forward with its revival of “The Tick,” a new live-action series based on the comics by Ben Edlund that have already spawned an animated series, a short-lived live-action series (both on Fox) and a video game. Rumors have... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-03-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon announces new comics imprint, just in time for Comic-Con

Tuesday morning Amazon Publishing announced a new comics and graphic novel imprint, Jet City Comics. It will publish graphic novels by George R.R. Martin, of "Game of Thrones" fame and others.It was only yesterday that I asked my editor when Comic-Con begins, because the comics-related... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-07-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Comic Creators Unite to Benefit Stores

A large group of comic book creators will be using Twitter to auction books, art and more to benefit stores upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-04-14 13:49:17 UTC ]
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Albert Uderzo, a creator of the beloved comic book character Asterix, dies at 92

His character Asterix captured the spirit of the French of the 1960s and grew into a worldwide phenomenon. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-03-24 22:57:45 UTC ]
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New York Comic Con Adds Space for Content Creators

New York Comic Con returns with a streamlined Harvey Awards and a new anime and manga festival. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Transparent’ creator Jill Soloway heads new Amazon book imprint

Jill Soloway, creator of the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning show Transparent, is heading another Amazon project. The company announced today that Soloway will be the editor-at-large of a new Amazon Publishing imprint, Topple Books, which will feature... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2018-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon plans Prime Video shows with ‘Walking Dead’ creator

It looks like we're not finished with deals between comic book creators and online movie studios. Hot on the heels of Netflix announcing its acquisition of Mark Millar's comic book empire Millarworld comes news from Amazon. The company now has a firs... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2017-08-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Tick’s Next Adventure? Saving One Amazon Viewer’s City

The weirdest superhero to ever cross over into the mainstream returns on Amazon in August, and the streaming service wants him to do some good. Before the superhero boom of the ’00s led to the superhero glut of the ’10s, there was The Tick. The character, created by cartoonist Ben Edlund to... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2017-07-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Justice served: comic creators announce Judge Dredd TV show

After two Hollywood failures, 2000AD’s British publisher Rebellion is planning ‘one of the most expensive TV shows the UK has ever seen’ with Mega-City OneAfter two attempts to bring classic British comic character Judge Dredd to the big screen, the publishers of 2000AD have decided that the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In L.A., Women Creators Discuss Gender Diversity in the Comics Industry

At a panel called "Women in Comics" held at the L.A. Public Library, five women comics creators discuss how gender and minority diversity in the pop culture industries has improved, and how much more work needs to be done. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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2000 AD to revive children's comics from the '70s and '80s

Lost classic children’s British comics from the 1970s and ’80s are to be brought back to life by 2000 AD, following its acquisition of the Fleetway and IPC Youth group archive from Egmont UK last year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-02-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Black Comics Creators Fund Diversity on Kickstarter

African-American self-publishers are using Kickstarter to meet the demand for comics with diverse stories and characters. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-12-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Comic book creators unite for 'Love Is Love' to honor victims of Orlando attack

The comic book community is coming together for "Love Is Love," a comic to honor those killed in June's Orlando attack. Organized by writer Marc Andreyko, "Love Is Love" will feature more than 100 one- to two-page stories from some of the biggest names in comics. Contributing... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Tightens Its Grip on Digital Comics Distribution

The digital comics market crossed the $100 million sales threshold in 2014, and purchases from Amazon, following its acquisition of Comixology last year, could account for as much as 90% of it. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-08-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Marvel Expands Exclusive Digital Comics Agreement With Amazon

Amazon's domination of digital comics distribution continues with Marvel's new deal to sell single issues through Kindle.Last April, Amazon took steps to own the comic book industry's digital transition by purchasing comiXology, the leading platform for buying and reading digital comics. Today... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2015-06-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon launches Kindle Textbook Creator

Amazon has launched Kindle Textbook Creator in the US, allowing academics to turn their textbooks into digital editions.  KDP EDU, a new segment of Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), gives educators and authors the online tools to prepare, publish and promote e-textbooks and other educational... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Pursues Education Market with Kindle Textbook Creator

Amazon has launched a new tool for authors to create and sell digital textbooks. But there are questions about royalty rates on higher priced e-textbooks. The post Amazon Pursues Education Market with Kindle Textbook Creator appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Kindle Textbook Creator turns authors into teachers (and vice versa)

While ebooks are everywhere, electronic textbooks never really caught on, despite their potential to bring immersive learning at a lower cost. Amazon is trying to change that with the Kindle Textbook Creator, a free app from its newly formed Kindle ... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2015-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Comic David Mitchell rails at Amazons cynical life-crushing business style

Online giant operates a rapacious near monopoly, the Observer columnist and Peep Show star tells Booksellers conferencePeep Show star David Mitchell blasted the monopolistic, cynical and frankly life-crushing way that Amazon operates to a roomful of booksellers.The comedian was giving the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2014-09-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Surveying Digital Comics after Amazon-Comixology

Speaking with a wide variety of publishers at the San Diego Comic-Con revealed different reactions to DRM-free comics, in-app purchasing, storytelling and more as the industry adapts to Amazon's acquisition of Comixology. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-08-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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