Black Sands Entertainment Focuses on Books, Comics for Black Families

Founded by Manuel Godoy and his wife, Geiszel Godoy, this startup publisher focused on releasing comics, chapter books, and picture books aimed at black parents and their children. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-08-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Comic Book Spinoff of Black Panther Will Focus on His Sister

Shuri, a scientist, ascends to the throne of Wakanda in a coming Marvel comic book series. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2018-07-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Review: In ‘Black Super Hero Magic Mama,’ a grief-stricken mom gets comic book counseling

Sabrina, the single mother at the center of Inda Craig-Galván’s new play, “Black Super Hero Magic Mama,” is acutely aware of the various ways her son’s life can be upended. Gangs, drugs, street violence, the police: If Sabrina (Kimberly Hébert Gregory) is overcontrolling, it’s because she knows... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Photo Gallery: Our Favorite Cosplay From NYC's Black Comic Book Festival

At the seventh annual iteration of the convention, fans paid homage to favorites from Sailor Moon to 'Coming to America'’s Prince Akeem. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2019-01-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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AMC's 'Comic Book Men' spotlights Geppi's Entertainment Museum as a place where dreams can come true

Here's televised proof that a visit to Baltimore's Geppi’s Entertainment Museum can fulfill a comic-book fan’s dearest fantasy: Sunday’s Season 6 premiere of the AMC show “Comic Book Men,” spotlighting the continuing adventures of writer-director-comic geek Kevin Smith and the staff at his Jay... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2016-10-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazing DIY Comic Book Craft Ideas For Old Comics

Here are some great comic book craft ideas for things to DIY with the comics you don’t want any more but just can’t bear to let go. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-08-17 10:39:00 UTC ]
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Beyond black books, we need human books

Last week I had the honour of being a panelist on a webinar about publishing values in 2020. I listened to the various publishers, both big and small, in the UK and abroad talk about the challenges and opportunities brought by the Black Lives Matter movement and the pandemic. Everyone is talking... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-17 11:16:02 UTC ]
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We don't need 'black' books. We need human books

Last week I had the honour of being a panelist on a webinar about publishing values in 2020. I listened to the various publishers, both big and small, in the UK and abroad talk about the challenges and opportunities brought by the Black Lives Matter movement and the pandemic. Everyone is talking... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-16 14:10:29 UTC ]
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New comic book shipments are delayed. But you can still support local comic shops

Diamond Comic Distributors has announced it will not be shipping new comic books to retailers "until further notice" due to the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-03-25 00:11:33 UTC ]
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The Perfect Books and Comics for Comic Con Lovers

Last fall, I went to my first Comic Con, New York Comic Con, and needless to say, it did not ... Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-07-05 10:33:23 UTC ]
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One Book Fair to Another: At Sharjah, London Book Fair Plans Market Focus Indonesia

As the Sharjah International Book Fair opened this month in the United Arab Emirates, London Book Fair and Indonesia's cultural program team met to plan for March's Market Focus program at Olympia London. The post One Book Fair to Another: At Sharjah, London Book Fair Plans Market Focus... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-11-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books: The library fire, a criminal family, reviews and book news

Hello! I’m books editor Carolyn Kellogg with this week’s books newsletter from the L.A. Times. THE BIG STORY Although Susan Orlean is a staff writer for the New Yorker, she lives in Los Angeles part-time, and for the last six years has been writing a book that investigates a mystery many of us... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-10-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books: The trouble with publishing accused harassers; Ernie, Bert and authorial intent; the Brown family dynasty; and more book news

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[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-09-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Black Girls' Book Club talks brunch, booze and books

We spoke to Melissa Cummings-Quarry, co-founder of the Black Girls Book Club, about the club's plans for the future and thoughts on diversity in the publishing industry. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Black Lives Matter-inspired book wins children's book prize

Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give is this year's recipient of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2018-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Guadalajara International Book Fair To Focus on Children’s Books, Guest of Honor Madrid

At the Guadalajara Book Fair, the professional program focuses on children's books and the rights center looks strong with 130 tables booked. The post Guadalajara International Book Fair To Focus on Children’s Books, Guest of Honor Madrid appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-11-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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At the New Zola Books, Focus Is On Tech, Not Books

Zola Books didn't work out as a book company, so its literary agent founder reimagined it as a technology company. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-11-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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July 2014 is the most profitable month ever in comic book history, and comics are only getting bigger

With the success of movies like 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' and more ways to buy comics than ever before, the industry is growing rapidly. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-08-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Eight Great Books About Comic Books

Along with the growing popularity of graphic novels, there's also been a boom in books about comics. Here's a short list of new and upcoming books that should have a place on the shelf of every serious comics enthusiast. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-05-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Comic-Con's Rarest, Most Bizarre Comic Books

WIRED's special correspondent Cara Santa Maria hits the convention floor in search of the strangest comics ever published. Yep, DC actually put out a Superman vs. Muhammad Ali book in the late '70s. Super weird!     Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2013-07-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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