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In Memoriam: Sergio Toppi 1932-2012

All of us here at Archaia were saddened to learn of the passing of Sergio Toppi. An incomparable illustrator of European comics, Toppi was a master storyteller who inspired many of us with his impeccable linework, his inventive compositions and …

How to Pitch a Comic: an Interview with Archaia Editor Rebecca Taylor

Matthew Manarino, writer for Panel Bound, had time to interview Archaia’s Editor Rebecca Taylor. Every publisher has a specific type of book they are looking for and Rebecca is there to decide first and foremost what will work for Archaia. Here is …

Shotaro Ishinomori’s ‘Cyborg 009′ Graphic Novel Adaptation next summer

The Asahi Shimbun translates from the website of Anime Anime Japan Ltd.; manga legend Shotaro Ishinomori’s sci-fi epic series “Cyborg 009″ will get a U.S. graphic novel adaptation next summer. The graphic novel brings together the talents of F.J. DeSanto …

NPR Books reviews ‘Tale of Sand’

NPR Books has a great review for Tale of Sand in their recent article: “Five Fantastic Graphic Novels.” Article author Oliver Saya has nothing but good to say about the Jim Henson adaptation, citing it as one of the “great …

‘Mouse Guard RPG’: Lessons from a GM

Jon Spengler of Dorkadia gives us some insight on how he tackled running a game of the Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game, which started off bumpy and ended up “awesome” as he mentions in his write-up. Mouse Guard is a well …

‘Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard’ is an Anthology that ‘wets the appetite for more’

Buy Indie Comics’ Astra Price reviews ‘Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard’; which is an anthology series featuring the work of artists and storytellers handpicked by series creator David Petersen, including Jeremy Bastian, Katie Cook, Guy Davis, Lowell Francis, Gene Ha, Alex …

‘Mouse Guard: The Black Axe’ #5 is ‘completely engaging’

‘Mouse Guard: The Black Axe’ #5 went on sale last week and Comic Book Resources’ Kelly Thompson, reviews Peterson’s newest released ‘Mouse Guard’ tale. As usual with “Mouse Guard,” Peterson’s art is lovely and he merges his writing and art …

Tom Siddell talks about ‘Gunnerkrigg Court’

‘Gunnerkrigg Court’ is a webcomic that has been available online since 2005. Newsarama takes time to learn the world of ‘Gunnerkrigg Court’ as Zack Smith interviews the creator, Tom Siddell. Sine 2005, ‘Gunnerkrigg Court’ has received international acclaim from such …

Interview with F.J. DeSanto about ‘Cyborg 009′

About.com’s Deb Aoki interviews F.J. DeSanto about his upcoming project ‘Cyborg 009′ and gives a brief history of the manga as well as what to look forward to with this new project. Developed in partnership with Ishimori Productions in Japan, this …

Interview with ‘Where’s My Shoggoth?’ Creators Ian Thomas and Adam Bolton

Where’s My Shoggoth? is an enchanting and creepy storybook coming soon to stores, featuring playful rhymes and strangely charming art. Plus, it’s got a glow-in-the-dark cover! If you’re a fan of H.P. Lovecraft, Edward Gorey, or R.L. Stine, you’ll enjoy …