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Graphic Novels in the Recession

Following up on Senior Editor Ron Hogan‘s essay, Can You Sell Comic Books in This Economy?, GalleyCat caught up with a comics legend at the NYC Comics Con for this video interview– finding out how the recession has treated the graphic novel market.

After a lifetime spent in comic books–writing comics for everybody from Spiderman to Howard the Duck–Danny Fingeroth has found a second career writing about comics. Following the success of his print book, Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society, Fingeroth just published his new book, The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels. GalleyCat prowled the teeming, costumed crowd of true-believers at Comic Con this year, uncovering some vital intelligence about this flourishing corner of the publishing industry.

To see more video interviews with innovators, follow these links: a Quirk Books editor talked about zombies and Jane Austen; Eric Nylund discussed how to get video gamers to read books; Ron Fortier unveiled his pulp fiction revival; and multi-tasking author Alex Irvine talked about the 21st Century writing lifestyle; and Chris Metzen analyzed World of Warcraft publishing.

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Novel Writing: Editing Your Draft

Novel Writing: Editing Your DraftStarting July 16, workshop your novel in-progress with a published author! Erika Mailman's course will function as a workshop, with the emphasis on sharing your work for review and providing critiques for your peers. By the end of this class you'll have up to 75 pages of you novel workshopped and developed patterns to improve your writing. Register now!