Previously On Comics: Starting The Presses Back Up

Good morning, and welcome back from the holidays! We’ve kept our content light the last couple of weeks, which has given me a nice little break from writing news posts, but alas, time marches on.

Hazel Newlevant announced in late December that they’ve been working on a new graphic novel, entitled Queer and How We Got Here:

You may have missed it over the holiday news cycles, but Annie Koyama’s Koyama Press has closed, as of December 31st. Here’s a history of the groundbreaking indie publisher and its founder that’s worth reading.

Amber Davis, co-owner of Nirvana Comics Knoxville, passed away suddenly last month. She’s survived by her husband Richard, and Richard could use some help if you’re able.

Hiveworks is teaming up with Seven Seas to distribute its collection of titles to bookstores, which means more comics for you! Hiveworks has traditionally been focused on digital comics, so this is a welcome step in accessibility for their books.

Here’s a great interview with Tea Fougner, Editorial Director of Comics at King Features, about their comics-strip focused site Comics Kingdom!

Do you like vampires? (I love vampires.) Well, here’s some news: Andrews UK Limited has entered into a deal with Stoker & McAuley Productions that will see the creation of new comics based on characters from the original Dracula novel, distributed both digitally and in print.

Finally, closer to home, let’s everyone give a hand to our own Cori McCreery as she steps into the role of editing our regular PUBWATCH coverage! She’s replacing the outgoing Emily Lauer, who has done a phenomenal job of building that coverage into something reliable and respectable.

Okay, that’s all I’ve got for now…I finished out the holidays with Too Many Omnibuses, which is a great problem to have, but also…I better start finding a place to put them if I want to make it to the kitchen again. We’re kicking off the new year with a resuming of our X-Monday coverage, so look forward to some catch-up reviews later today!

Nola Pfau

Nola Pfau

Nola is a bad influence. She can be found on twitter at @nolapfau, where she's usually making bad (really, absolutely terrible) jokes and occasionally sharing adorable pictures of her dog.