Graphic novels

Free Comic Book Day: Celebrate #FCBD with Ben Hatke’s exclusive ‘Robot’ art

Today, of course, is national Free Comic Book Day. Here's exclusive art from "Little Robot" cartoonist Ben Hatke to celebrate the event:

New Yorker’s Roz Chast stunned by $250,000 Heinz Award for her ‘uncompromising’ work

Roz Chast, the New Yorker cartoonist and eldercare memoirist, wins $250,000 Heinz Award for arts and humanities; 6 recipients selected.

2015 Eisner Award nominations announced, and the early winner is…Little Nemo

Books illuminating or reimagining Winsor McCay and his legendary strip "Little Nemo in Slumberland" shined brightly in today's Eisner noms.

‘Persepolis,’ ‘Saga’ and ‘Drama’ among ‘Most Challenged’ books in U.S. libraries

Three bestselling graphic novels -- "Persepolis," "Saga" and "Drama" -- are among the 'most frequently challenged' books in libraries.

Indiana’s ‘March’ artist tells of shame, empowerment over ‘religious freedom’ law

Artists and gamers have decried Gov. Pence's "religious freedom vs. gay rights" law. Indiana civil-rights cartoonist Nate Powell has this to say.

Smudge! Expo 2015: Matt Dembicki spotlights the line from comics to the classroom

Smudge! Comics Art Expo: Virginia author-artist Matt Dembicki spotlights the line from comics to the classroom at Saturday's Artisphere event.

Just In: Roz Chast wins Best Autobiography award from National Book Critics Circle

New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast wins the NBCC's Best Autobiography honor tonight in New York for her first graphic novel, about eldercare.

Are kids (still) reading comic strips? ‘Big Nate’ creator Lincoln Peirce draws this conclusion.

So an Indiana 8-year-old curses out the local editor over canceled comics. "Big Nate" cartoonist illuminates how kids care, and don't care, about comic strips.

Selma at 50: How artist movingly re-creates the ‘March’ in Rep. John Lewis’s graphic memoir

Upon the 50th anniversary of the Selma march, artist Nate Powell shares behind-the-panels insights into the civil-rights memoir "March."

Will Eisner Week: Here’s how stars salute ‘The Spirit’s’ 75th birthday

As Will Eisner's first great creation turns 75, 'The Spirit' assistant Jules Feiffer is among those saluting the great comic and its creator.

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