Sharing the comic love

A plug for the fabulous world of graphic novels. If you haven’t discovered  Publishers Weekly, then bookmark it or add it to your RSS feeds to catch the latest news, reviews and gossip from the publishing world. Here’s some highlights from this week’s web edition.

And to further whet your appetite, here are some of the new graphic novel titles come to the Christchurch City Libraries collection over the winter months. Hold onto your hats!

Don’t forget about the graphic novel adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (what do you call an adaptation of an adaptation? … a new book perhaps?).

We’ll be adding the first three titles from the Northlanders series from Brian Wood, in anticipation of volume four being released later this year.

So get ready for some graphic novel treats this winter.

5 thoughts on “Sharing the comic love

  1. Helen Lowe 21 June 2010 / 8:42 am

    My favourite graphic novel series is Girl Genius (steampunk or ‘Gaslight Fantasy’ genre), which is free to read at But you can also buy print editions and I have all the ones available to date. I find I see so much more of the subtleties of the graphic art in the print format. Just going off now to check today’s instalment online though.

    • mj 21 June 2010 / 12:49 pm

      Ooh – thanks for the heads-up on this Helen, am off to check it out!

      • Helen Lowe 21 June 2010 / 1:02 pm

        mj–best to start at the beginning, I feel, although my sister started at Series 5 and was still hooked!

  2. bronnypop 21 June 2010 / 8:26 pm

    It’s always a little scary when one of your favourite books is turned into a graphic novel. I am currently feeling trepidatious about The Talisman, Stephen King’s awesome fairytale/horror/coming-of-age/roadtrip book (phew!). The illustrations you see in your head can be so very different from other peoples’ vision, and I have been known to deliberately not look, just in case they are not what I am expecting. Having said that, there are some real goodies in that list, and I too will be reaching for the “Holds” button for several of these titles!

    • Mo-mo 22 June 2010 / 10:05 am

      I agree Bronny-pop, The Talisman is so great and there seems little chance that a Werewolf man-boy in dungarees as imagined with someone else will match up with the image in my mind of what that looks like. But of course that won’t stop me from checking it out once it’s available (presumably after you’ve had it)

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