"Rent: A Baster Casey Biography"
The film company Franco bought the rights to the film adaptation of the book "Rent: a biography of Buster Casey." Recently, James Franco writes, directs, produces and plays in so…

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Secret societies penetrated literature
Fortunately or unfortunately, the mysterious group plays a behind-the-scenes game to change the course of human history. Maybe even a few groups - allies or eternal adversaries. Maybe in the…

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Special nomination "The Best Graphic Novels"
As part of the 2016 Readers' Choice Award, we present you our Special Opportunity project. This is a series of book reviews that have received particular attention this year. In…

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Russian comics enter the international market

Bubble comics began their foreign expansion with the market leader – the Internet portal ComiXology Today, the first international series of Russian Bubble comics from the Meteor line went on sale at the largest international Internet portal ComiXology. The retail price for one English-language number is 99 cents. “This is very prestigious both for us and for the Russian comics industry as a whole,” Artem Gabrelyanov, editor-in-chief of Bubble Publishing House, told Izvestia. – Until now, none of the Russian publishers have taken such a successful step – to get to the most famous portal with millions of sales. So far, only Meteora has been released, but in the future we plan to present all our five episodes there: Besoboy, Major Thunder, etc. Recently we were at the Comic Con in San Diego, and our booth was Continue reading

Kami Garcia, author of Joker / Harley: Criminal Mind, tells how she destroyed the famous image of Harley Quinn in her new crime thriller

Kami Garcia, author of Joker / Harley: Criminal Sanity (Joker / Harley: Criminal Intelligence), tells how she destroyed the famous image of Harley Quinn in her new crime thriller. Soon you will meet a Harley Quinn that you have never seen. Red and black overalls, giant hammers and toxic relationships with the Joker are a thing of the past. As comic book author Kami Garcia told Inverse: “I wanted her to become a threat to the Joker.” October 9th, as part of the DC Black Label imprint, the first issue of the Joker / Harley: Criminal Mind comic is released – a story beyond the DC universe written by Kami Garcia and painted by Mike Mayhew and Miko Suayan. This spin-off completely reinterprets the image of Harley Queen, transforming her from a mean siren into an unbending medical examiner at the Gotham Police Department. Upon learning of the murder of his best friend, Harley proceeds to search for the elusive serial killer from Gotham City, known as the Joker. Garcia abandoned the clownish makeup and dressed Continue reading

7 biographical comics worth reading

The style of the biographical comic strip about Vincent Van Gogh at first seems ridiculous: simple dialogues, stick-stick-cucumber faces, instead of impressionism and sensitive details – pictures in the spirit of children’s coloring. The book unfolds as Van Gogh goes crazy: colors become brighter, silhouettes blur, the grid on the page dances, the reader plunges into the abyss of madness with the artist. Richard Linklater achieved a similar effect when he turned Downey Jr. and Reeves into cartoons in Haze.

The only controversial point of the book is a stretched happy ending: the story ends on a serene and joyful note just a week before the fateful shot. Continue reading

From Zadie Smith to Ethan Hawke: Why We Love Graphic Novels
Zadie Smith, writer How did you happen to get involved in graphic novels? As a child, I read a lot of comics, mostly old Disney issues about Donald Duck and…

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Body of work: how a graphic novel became an outlet for the release of female shame
This art form has allowed many female illustrators to point out inconsistencies in how they see their bodies and the bodies of men around them. Author: Abrams Books A Picture…

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Kelly Sue DeKonnick, the author of revolutionary comics, talks about the changes that have come to the world of graphic novels.
Around the person of Kelly Sue DeKonnick, feminists and inspirers of one of the most swirling and fascinating stories in today's comics, a truly unbridled cult has developed. Men and…

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“I don’t want the comic book to be beautiful”: interview with the creator of oil superhero Tyumen
Tyumen Gosha Elaev became famous by inventing the oil superhero Tyumen. The crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the publication of the third volume of Tyumen is now ending. Yegor…

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