Sales charts | The Watchmen trade paperback led BookScan’s list of the top graphic novels sold in bookstores for a sixth straight month, and was followed at No. 3 by the new hardcover edition of the 1986 miniseries. In between: Naruto, Vol. 33. [ICv2.com]
Publishing | This summer Titan Books will launch The Official Simon and Kirby Library, which will include full-color volumes of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s romance, horror and detective comics, as well as the previously announced The Best of Simon and Kirby, and The Simon and Kirby Superheroes. [ICv2.com]
Publishing | “Dear Scott Pilgrim Fans- Rejoice! Vol.5 is printing now!” [Oni Press’ Twitter account]
Webcomics | Karl Kerschl (Adventures of Superman, Teen Titans: Year One) talks about taking the plunge into webcomics with The Abominable Charles Christopher: “I didn’t know anything about the business of webcomics, or the community, which is vast and very gracious. It’s turned out to be far more powerful than I anticipated, in the best way imaginable.” [Montreal Mirror]
Creators | Artist Shaun Tan (The Arrival) chats about process, working in film, and his audience. [The Walrus]
Creators | Cartoonist Scott Adams talks a lot about the economy, and a little about Dilbert. [Barron’s]
Manga | The contributors to Manga Recon rattle off their wishlist for titles they’d like to see licensed by North American publishers. [Manga Recon]
Art and design | This isn’t exactly comics-related, but if you appreciate the design of book jackets, you’ll enjoy this: The searchable, and very impressive, Book Cover Archive is live. [The Book Cover Archive]
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