ARIOL artist, Marc Boutavant, is coming to the U.S. on a limited two-week tour! He’ll be stopping in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Washington DC, and Florida for talks, workshops and signings. Check out his tour schedule to see if he’ll be at an event near you. While you’re there, be sure to snag an early copy of ARIOL #3: Happy as a Pig…!
We’re looking for the opinions of librarians, teachers and parents. What kind of leveling “system” do you find most helpful when deciding on books for your readers? Would you take moment to take our survey and let us know?
Papercutz Graphic Novels is looking for a Fall Editorial & Marketing Intern. Candidates should have an interest in comic book publishing with a strong background in writing and proofreading. This is a dual department internship. Duties would include assisting the editorial department with production and proofing tasks on new books as well as working with the Marketing Director to develop and execute marketing campaigns.
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, it’s not Christmas in July—it’s San Diego Comic Con! (Though as as far as we’re concerned they’re kind of the same thing.)
Editor-in-Chief Jim Salicrup, Publisher Terry Nantier, Marketing Director Jesse Post and I will be headed to California tomorrow for 5 full days of sharing Papercutz goodness with the masses! Here’s what we’ve got in store…
America’s librarians are streaming into Chicago at this very moment, adding a bibliophilic gust to the already windy city. Not too many people outside of the secret magical world of libraries, book publishers, and BISAC categorizers knows about the American Library Association’s Annual Conference (affectionately known as ALA), but it’s a sight to behold.
Do you love books? Do you love reading them, talking about them, getting angry at them, falling in love with them, shelving them, sharing them, and piling them up on your bedside table so you can’t see your alarm clock anymore? If so, ALA is your Disney World; not just a celebration of all things book-related, but a theme park of books, a volcanic surge of creativity applied to the question of how we can get more people reading, all in one gigantic room. Why is that exactly? Because libraries, and the librarians who run them, are awesome. Here are some reasons why:
What a week! After blasting our way through B-E-Yay and bouldering up to Denver Comic-Con, the Papercutz Away Team is back at work, fully refreshed and ready for more. Here’s good old Associate Editor Mike Petranek planning our next tour stop as we speak:
For those of you who faithfully follow our blog, waiting on the edge of your seat for news about our whereabouts, you already know that we’re at B-E-Yay this week. Now, I’m here to report, we will ALSO be at Denver Comic-Con! How is this possible, you ask? Well, my friends, Papercutz isn’t a publishing company as much as a vast network of comic book agents around the world just waiting to be activated for top-secret graphic novel missions. And while I’m in New York hobnobbing with literati, Associate Editor Mike Petranek and Chief Tumblr Officer Beth Scorzato will be running things up in the Mile-High City. You should stop by and say hi!
What will our Denver Papercutz fans expect to find at Booth #1029? A host of wonderful things, in fact! Our goal is to make the Papercutz booth at every show we attend the must-visit stop for kids and the parents they have in tow. Not only will many of our fine graphic novels be available for sale, but we’ll be giving away tons of free goodies!
Geez, it feels like we haven’t finished resting up from last year’s Papercutz World Tour and we’re already mere days away from starting the next one! Our little spies keep telling me that the big daddy tour stop of them all, San Diego Comic-Con, is just weeks away, and I’m forcefully ignoring this with all my strength. One tour stop at a time, people!
I kid, though; we at the trans-dimensional comics factory known as Papercutz love it when the bosses let us out into the real world to meet our readers and fans. There’s honestly no better part of the job than watching young eyes light up when they pass our table full of colorful wonders and stop dead in their tracks. Comics, people — there’s no force in the world more powerful.
Of all the wonderful stops around the country, there’s definitely something special about Book Expo America, or B-E-Yay for short. Although it’s not as famous as the big comics conventions, it’s a haven for bibliophiles and a literal treasure trove of literary loot. Once a year, all the greatest writers, publishers, booksellers, book-lenders, and book lovers descend upon New York and celebrate all things book. Papercutz is right in the middle of this, at Booth #1556 to be exact!