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Author Julia Alekseyeva’s great-grandmother Lola lived to be 100 years old – long enough to see the birth, and eventual collapse, of the USSR. Lola made a record of her life as a Jew in the Soviet Union, and now Alekseyeva has turned her great-grandmother’s memoirs into her debut graphic novel, Soviet Daughter.

Alekseyeva tells NPR that she chose to tell her great-grandmother’s story in the graphic novel format to help readers visualize her experience. She says, “I think it’s hard for a lot of people who didn’t grow up with the same imagery to really understand what these people were, what was going on in those regions — the uniforms, the parks. The idea of just Soviet living is so far, far removed from what most Americans expect.”

‘Soviet Daughter’: How A Great-Grandmother’s Diary Became A Graphic Novel

FEARSmag's Joseph Mauceri Discuses STARZ Original Series AMERICAN GODS with Author & Executive Producer Neil Gaiman
Producer & Interviewer Joseph Mauceri
FEARSmag's Joseph Mauceri Discuses STARZ Original Series AMERICAN GODS with Author & Executive Producer Neil Gaiman

AMERICAN GODS is the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker and Locus awards, novel by New York Times bestselling author of books, short stories, films, and graphic novels for readers of all ages, Neil Gaiman. The novel was published in 2001 by Headline in the United Kingdom and by William Morrow in the United States, and sold half a million copies in the UK alone. A series based on the novel will debut on STARZ April 30th, 2017.

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Today I received:

The most important work of Go Nagai, in a prestigious edition designed for true enthusiasts and collectors, but also for readers who prefer the graphic novel format.
An innovative story even after forty-five years: we again revive the millennial struggle between demons and mankind, in which with disarming crudity and ability Nagai manages to portray the worst human instincts by making at the same time an overwhelming reading.
The volume will also feature a contribution by Go Nagai, for this new edition.


Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels (2014)  

“One of the most popular writers in modern comics, Brian Michael Bendis reveals the tools and techniques he and other top creators use to create some of the most popular comic book and graphic novel stories of all time. Words for Pictures shows readers the creative methods of a writer at the very top of his field. Bendis guides aspiring creators through each step of the comics-making process—from idea to script to finished sequential art—for fan favorite comics like The Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man, Uncanny X-Men, and more. 

Along the way, tips and insights from other working writers, artists, and editors provide a rare, extensive look behind the creative curtain of the comics industry. With script samples, a glossary of must-know business terms for writers, and interactive comics-writing exercises,Words for Pictures provides the complete toolbox needed to jump start the next comics-writing success story. “ 

by Brian Michael Bendis

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