Con jobs: Fanfare/Ponent Mon

January 30, 2009

In my ongoing effort to shamelessly favor nouvelle manga specialist Fanfare/Ponent Mon, I will share with you the publisher’s press release on its plans for the upcoming New York Comic-Con. If you attend the con, do yourself a favor and stop by Booth 2347 to browse and buy some really beautiful, unusual graphic novels. Or, y’know, don’t, and live forever with the nagging uncertainty of what might have been.

The release is after the cut.

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In addition

January 30, 2009

At Good Comics for Kids, Snow Wildsmith rounds up graphic novels recognized on other American Library Association lists like “Best Books for Young Adults” and “Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.”

One, the “Death and Dying” category in “Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults,” reminds me to ask a question: where’s Cyril Pedrosa’s Three Shadows (First Second) on any of these lists? I didn’t think it was a perfect book, but it was packed with sensitivity, ambition and craft, and it was a noble attempt at spinning a new fable.