Awards | Mimi Pond’s Over Easy has been recognized with a PEN Center USA Literary Award for Graphic Novel Outstanding Body of Work. Previous category winners are Gilbert Hernandez, Daniel Clowes, Joe Sacco and Matt Fraction. [PEN Center USA]
Publishing | Dark Horse is planning to beef up its lineup of children’s graphic novels, which already includes such successful titles as Avatar: The Last Airbender, Plants vs. Zombies and Itty Bitty Hellboy. Four new titles are slated for 2015: Rexodus, a story about dinosaurs from outer space, and three older properties, Rod Espinosa’s Courageous Princess, Samuel Teer and Hyeondo Park’s Veda: Assembly Required, and an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Return of the Gremlins. [Publishers Weekly]
Creators | Jules Feiffer discusses his new graphic novel, Kill My Mother, his insights into noir, and the political aspects of his comics. [The Comics Journal]
Creators | Writer Antony Johnston talks about his new Image Comics series The Fuse, a police procedural set on a space station: “There have been ‘space cop’ stories before, and I’m sure there will be again, but many of them are more concerned with ker-razy sci-fi stuff than the actual crime. With The Fuse, that balance is reversed—there are no wacky aliens, no laser-gun spaceships, and definitely no psi powers. The sci-fi elements are there to serve the mystery.” [The Hollywood Reporter]
Creators | Third-grader Symana Symanski liked bedtime stories so much she started telling them herself. Now her parents have hired an artist and are adapting them into a graphic novel, funded on Kickstarter. [Visalia Times-Delta]
Creators | Manga creators Inio Asano (Solanin, Nijigahara Holograph) and Usumaru Furuya (Lychee Light Club) talk shop. [mangabrog]
Comics | Professional wrestler Chavo Guerrero talks about Warrior’s Creed, the comic about him from digital-first publisher Lion Forge. [Bleacher Report]
Retailing | Dearborn, Michigan, retailer Green Brain Comics is moving to a new location. The space is larger, although the sales floor will not change much, because the store will share it with Stormy Records, which is moving with them. [Press and Guide]
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