RASl Pocket Book Vol. 1 received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. This is great news since we are just rolling out the pocket version for a wide release this month. The pocket book, a smaller collection that contains the first seven issues of RASL, is designed to be more reader friendly; easier to hold and with so many chapters in one book, more of satisfying story.
The pocket book has been available in the comic book Direct Market since July, but will be on bookstore shelves across the land and on Amazon starting Nov. 1!
RASL Pocket Book One, 232 pgs.
“… a stunning visual narrative that impresses with its originality, sophistication, and complexity.”
You can read the whole review here.
This article, 10 Things to Consider Before Self-Publishing, was recently brought to my attention. It’s posted on a site called Liberal Arts Colleges, and while it appears to be about books, it sure rings true for comics as well. What do you think?
Here is the BookManager bestsellers list from Canada that includes all graphic novels and Manga:
1. Bone 11 Prequel: Tall Tales, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
2. Scott Pilgrim 1, Bryan Lee O’Malley (ONI)
3. Out from Boneville: Bone #1, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
4. Scott Pilgrim 2, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
5. The Great Cow Race: Bone #2, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
6. Scott Pilgrim 3, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
7. Scott Pilgrim 6, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
8. Scott Pilgrim 4, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
9. Bone Prequel: Rose, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
10. Bone 9: Crown of Horns, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
Check out 11 – 20!
11. Bone 5: Rockjaw, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
12. Bone 3: Eyes of the Storm, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
13. Scott Pilgrim 5, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni)
14. Bone 4: Dragonslayer, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
15. Naruto 49, Masashi Kishimoto (Random House)
16. Maximum Ride 3, James Patterson et al (Orbit)
17. Bone 8: Treasure Hunters, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
18. Warriors 3, Erin Hunter et al (HarperCollins)
19. Bone 7: Ghost Circles, Jeff Smith (Scholastic)
20. Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi (Pantheon)
Take THAT, Naruto vol. 49 and Persepolis! AND Maximum Ride 3, whatever that is!
BONE and RASL are now available on PlayStation, and the PSP comics home page this week features Bone!
Here is a little PR blurb about digital comics from their site:
“With Digital Comics and a PSP® you can own some of the best comics ever written. Just choose your favorite characters, download and enjoy – and with AutoFlow, your eyes are guided across each page just as the artists intended.
With over 2000 new and classic titles to choose from, including over 30 free issues, you’ll never be short of an action-packed adventure.”
Click here for more information.