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Kittens Rejoice as Ed Luce’s Wuvable Oaf Wins 2017 Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Graphic Novel

Monday was the 29th Lambda Literary Awards, which celebrates LGBT+ voices and helps us curate our reading list from LGBT horror to memoir, mystery, and poetry.

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Exclusive Cover Reveal: Check Out the Newest Entry Into the Lunar Chronicles, Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue

Check out the really rad cover of Marissa Meyer's newest installment of the Lunar Chronicles, Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue!

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The New York Times Stops Showing Comics Love, Suspends Graphic Novel Bestseller Lists

Remember that time when The New York Times said that "comics have finally joined the mainstream" when they introduced their "Graphic Books Best Seller Lists?" Yeah, apparently they don't consider graphic novels mainstream enough for them anymore.

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Exclusive: Meet the Shy, Artistic Middle-Schooler We All Were In This First Look at the Cover Art For Invisible Emmie

If you're reading this site, there's a good chance that you may have been a shy, geeky kid with artsy interests. At least, that was my childhood. If you were, you may relate to the heroine of a new graphic novel from HarperCollins called Invisible Emmie by writer/artist Terri Libenson, a book that reminds us exactly what the wilds of middle school are like.

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Review: Princess Princess Ever After Is a Sweet LGBTQIA Fairy Tale

Steven Universe's Rebecca Sugar has done several interviews about the importance of sweet, innocent, romantic fairy tales for children featuring LGBTQIA characters, pointing out that while we have no problem foisting ideas of heterosexual marriage and love on children, homosexual relationships are treated as inappropriate or not G-rated content. Thankfully, there are several stories in pop culture that are filling that gap. One of them was released by Oni Press yesterday!

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Exclusive Preview: Greg Tessier and Amandine’s Graphic Novel Chloe for Charmz

Today is the final book reveal from the new imprint from kids' graphic novel publisher, Papercutz! Charmz is a new line of graphic novels aimed at tween girls that’s set to launch in May 2017. In a lead up to SDCC weekend, we’ve revealed a new book every day this week. Check out the deets about the last book after the jump, as well as exclusive preview pages!

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Exclusive Preview & Interview: Amy Chu & Agnes Garbowska’s Graphic Novel The Great Cosmic Race for Charmz

It is now day three in our week-long exclusive reveal of the first four books in the new Charmz line from Papercutz. As you read in our exclusive announcement, Charmz is a new line of graphic novels aimed at tween girls that's set to launch in May 2017. In a lead up to San Diego Comic-Con, we're revealing a new book every day. Check out the deets about the next book below, as well as an interview with the creators!

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Exclusive Preview and Interview: Mariah Huehner and Aaron Alexovich’s Stitched for Charmz Line of Graphic Novels For Girls

Yesterday, we made the exclusive announcement that the kids' graphic novel publisher Papercutz would be launching a new line of books aimed at tween girls. The line, called Charmz, is set to launch in May 2017 with four new titles to kick things off. This week, we'll be showcasing each of the titles, allowing you to get to know the line, the stories, and their creators.

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Exclusive: Kids’ Graphic Novel Publisher Papercutz Announces Charmz Line Aimed at Tween Girls!

All-ages comics are all the rage, and at the forefront of that trend is Papercutz, the country's #1 publisher of kids' graphic novels. For over a decade, Papercutz has been attracting teen and tween readers with stuff like The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, The Smurfs, and Geronimo Stilton, as well as imported translations. Now, they announce exclusively here at TMS that they will be launching a new line of graphic novels aimed at tween girls! It's called Charmz.

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J.J. Abrams to Produce BFF Greg Grunberg’s Graphic Novel Dream Jumper for Paramount

The relationship between writer/producer/director J.J. Abrams and actor (and now comics writer) Greg Grunberg is an epic Hollywood bromance topped only by the one between Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Grunberg has recently co-written a two-part graphic novel series for Scholastic, and Abrams' Bad Robot will be adapting it as a film.

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Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Getting Her Own Graphic Novel

Marvel Comics celebrated the fact that they have 20 female-led titles this year in their standing-room-only Women of Marvel panel at C2E2. In that panel, they announced that one of the more popular female-led titles, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl - written by Ryan North and drawn by Erica Henderson - is getting her own original graphic novel later this year!

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Internet Murder Revenge Fantasy: Comics Artists Illustrate Poetry About Growing Up on the Internet of Yore

Today’s generation of youth isn’t the first to grow up online, but the Internet where older millennials and gen-Xers spent their formative years was a much different beast—largely anonymous, free of social media, and not even remotely mobile.

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A Sara Varon Appreciation Post

In honor of First Second Books' 10th anniversary, we're pleased to present this post on the awesomeness that is Sara Varon.

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Interview: Gene Luen Yang talks Writing Diverse Stories and His New Role as Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Reading without walls.

Writer Gene Luen Yang is about to embark on a very cool new literary endeavor! Last Thursday, the Boxer & Saints author was inaugurated as the Library of Congress' National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, becoming the first-ever graphic novelist to receive that honor.

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Interview: Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon Team Up on Dark Horse’s Latest Graphic Novel, Two Brothers

Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon are two of the most creative artists in comics right now. I had the chance to speak with them in an exclusive interview for TMS, and we talked about their relationship growing up as twin brothers in Brazil, why they chose an adaptation as their latest project, and why mainstream superheroes aren't exactly their thing. There's even a tiny update for Umbrella Academy fans!

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FX Developing a TV Series Based on Y: The Last Man

FX is currently working on a TV show based on Y: The Last Man, the hit graphic novel by writer Brian K. Vaughan.

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Duke Students Protest Having to Read “Pornographic” Fun Home

*Sighs herself into oblivion*

Honestly, the only part of this story that surprises me is that Duke picked Fun Home as mandatory reading. Way to go, I guess, Duke?

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The Mary Sue Interview: Marisa Acocella Marchetto Talks Ann Tenna

At Comic-Con last week, The Mary Sue's Sam Maggs had a chance to chat with New Yorker cartoonist and author of the critically-acclaimed graphic memoir Cancer Vixen, Marisa Acocella Marchetto. Marchetto's new graphic memoir, Ann Tenna, comes out in hardcover on September 1st.

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New Graphic Novel Series, Threadworlds, Announced From the Creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender

Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra creator, Bryan Konietzko, is coming to the world of comics with a new series that focuses on a young girl who loves science!

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LGBTQ Graphic Novel Finalists at Tonight’s Lammy Awards

Tonight is the 27th Lambda Literary Awards, an annual event that honors LGBTQ literature in categories from transgender fiction, to lesbian poetry to gay erotic, to the very recent category of LGBTQ graphic novel! Hosted by Kate Clinton, attendees this year include Alison Bechdel (Fun Home musical number included!), Gloria Steinhem, Alan Cumming, and more!

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