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3 Tips for Creative Graphic Novels Aimed at Young Readers

1375892_10152036421120579_1041237056_nAt New York Comic Con, a group of comics creators shared advice during the “Creating Graphic Novels for Kids” panel.

The panelists included Andrew Arnold, Alexis Frederick-Frost, Dave Roman, James L. Barry, Jimmy Gownley, Paul Pope, and Chris Duffy.

Below, we’ve rounded up three handy tips from the discussion…

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Marvel Universe LIVE! to Start Touring in 2014

Marvel has partnered with Feld Entertainment, a production company, to conceive and develop the “Marvel Universe LIVE!” arena show. Marvel made the announcement at New York Comic Con.

The traveling show will kick off in July 2014, complete with pyrotechnics and martial arts performances. The video embedded above features a teaser trailer–what do you think? Here’s more from the press release:

“Marvel Universe LIVE! will bring Marvel’s most iconic heroes and fearsome villains to life like never before during a live-action arena spectacular that will tour 85 North American cities in its first two years. Officially kicking off in July 2014, Marvel Universe LIVE! will redefine the live show experience by integrating a Marvel character driven story with state-of-the-art special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts and countless other show elements.”

Jonathan Maberry Inks Deal with Dark Horse Comics

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Stoker Award-winning writer Jonathan Maberry has landed a deal with Dark Horse Comics for five-issue mini-series, Bad Blood.

Tyler Crook, an Eisner Award winner, will do the artwork. The announcement, made during New York Comic Con, revealed that the first installment will be released on January 01, 2014. Maberry gave this statement in the press release:

Bad Blood tells the story of Trick, a teenage slacker on the losing side of a fight with cancer. When he’s attacked by a vampire, he figures it’s game over. Except that the chemo drugs in Trick’s blood poison the vampire. As punishment, the vampires begin slaughtering everyone Trick loves. So he goes hunting for the vamps to try to destroy them.

 

Is the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo a Superhero?

Would you consider Lisbeth Salander (a.k.a. the girl with the dragon tattoo) a superhero?

At New York Comic Con this year, a panel of veteran comic book writers and editors debated this topic; the panelists included Tom DeFalco (Marvel), Danny Fingeroth (Marvel), Paul Levitz (DC) , and Denny O’Neil (DC, Marvel). Psychologist Robin Rosenberg, editor of  The Psychology of Superheroes and The Psychology of the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, acted as the moderator.

The panelists all agreed that the definition of a superhero is difficult to pin down. However, they discussed two particular qualities that many superheroes possess: a heroic role heroic and abilities that go beyond what humans are realistically capable of.

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Story Structure Do’s & Don’ts

Former Marvel Comics editor Andy Schmidt moderated a New York Comic Con panel on writing and story structure earlier this month.

The group of panelists included writers Jimmy Palmiotti, Daniel Way and David Hine. Based on the discussion, we created a list of do’s and don’ts for story structure.

Do create an outline for your story.

Don’t treat your outline as a strict, controlling template. These tools are meant to enhance, not stifle, creativity.

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5 Job Hunting Tips for Comic Book Artists

DC Comics editorial art director Mark Chiarello headlined a talk at New York Comic Con called “DC: Talent Search.” During the event, Chiarello (pictured) shared some handy job hunting tips for comic book artists looking to break into the industry.

1. Be prepared to pitch publishers at conventions. Bring photocopied samples of your work as well as a portfolio containing original work.

2. Make your editor happy. He explained: “No editor wants a new person coming into the door and being a jerk.”

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New York City Comic Con News Round-Up for 2011

Over the weekend, New York Comic Con celebrated comic books and entertainment. It was jam-packed with events, panels, and screenings. This GalleyCat correspondent brought back some news from the show.

1. At the Legendary Comics panel, Frank Miller confirmed that he will publish new Sin City comics with Dark Horse Comics.

2. Archaia Entertainment editor-in-chief Stephen Christy described the graphic novel adaptation of Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl‘s screenplay A Tale of Sand as “Alice in Wonderland meets 127 Hours if directed by Jim Henson.” The graphic novel will be released this December.

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Stan Lee Launches New Kids Imprint

The legendary Stan Lee has teamed up with publisher 1821 Comics to launch a new multi-platform imprint for children called “Stan Lee’s Kids Universe.”

At the New York Comic Con presentation, Lee (pictured with Terry Douglas) explained: “Our main purpose is we feel that there aren’t enough comic books or books for kids that really hit the target, that gives them excitement and humor together and are filled with surprises. We have a whole new group of new characters that the kids can call their own, just as the teenagers called Spider-Man their own so many years ago.”

The imprint’s inaugural list consists of six projects; five books and an interactive game for the iPhone and iPad. The first two books, Monsters vs. Kittens and Once Upon a Time, were both created by Dani Jones and they will be released in Spring 2012.

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Stan Lee, Yoshiki, & Todd McFarlane to Unveil ‘Blood Red Dragon’ Comic at Comic-Con 2011

The first issue of the comic book series Blood Red Dragon will be unveiled at Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 21st. This project features the collaborative efforts of Spider-Man comics creator Stan Lee, Japanese rock star Yoshiki (of the band X Japan), and Spawn comics creator Todd McFarlane.

GalleyCat reported back in October 201o when Lee and Yoshiki personally announced this project at New York Comic Con. Lee explained that the project would be a “motion comic,” which he described as “more than a comic, but less than an animated film. It’s somewhere in between.” The series is being published by Todd McFarlane Productions.

Here’s more from the release: “[The comic] focuses on the origin of an ancient and benevolent force, locked in an epic battle with the dark armies of Oblivion. Creative expression and destiny collide, as once in a generation an individual is born with the potential to unlock the awesome might of the Blood Red Dragon, thus channeling a power beyond comprehension and assuming the mantle of Earth’s protector.”

Comic Book Store Tourism

New York Comic Con may have just ended, but it doesn’t mean people can’t find spaces to browse, squeal, and subsequently buy comic books around the country. Flavorpill rounded up the country’s 10 finest comic shops.

Here are our two hometown favorites: Forbidden Planet in New York City: They stock a wide variety of comics, Japanese Manga, and great comic-related items such as toys and t-shirts. Bergen Street Comics in Brooklyn: Dubbed the most “zen” comic shop, this store services comic fans in Park Slope.

The reason why these two were dubbed “favorites” is because you can literally see so much of New York City while touring these stores. How about some comic book store tourism?
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