25 Ekim 2014 Cumartesi

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Bir başka MCPG Bültenine hoşgeldiniz!

Mike’s Place'in ilk uluslarası satışını paylaşmaktan çok mutluyuz.Eser, belgesel film yapımcıları Jack Baxter ve Josh Faudem 2003 yılında Tel Aviv'de bir intihar bombası sonrasında olanlar hakkında yazılmış kurgusal olmayan bir grafik roman. Fransızca yayın  hakları Steinkis yayınevine lisanslandı.
Diğer  yandan, bir başka önemli haberimiz ise Dennis Nolan’ın Hunters of the Great'ine geldi. Eser, New York Times'dan muhteşem bir eleştiri aldı - Online olarak aşağıdaki  linke tıklayabilirsiniz. Eserin Türkçe yayın hakları satıldı.

Ve LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD başarısına devam ediyor! Kor'im A'ya yapılan İbranice yayın haklarının satışıyla eserin 18 inciyurtdışı satışı gerçekleşti.


·         IN REAL LIFE by Cory Doctorow, illus. by Jen Wang / New York Times Bestsellers List, Paperback Graphic Novels, November 2, 2014: #3

Cory Doctorow Shows Off at NY Comic Con!
Photo by Deb Aoki
Photo from Publishers Weekly

As you can see down below, In Real Life is garnering tons of buzz and great reviews! In this photo, you can see Cory Doctorow showing fans a copy of this awesome graphic novel.

From New York Times bestseller Cory Doctorow, In Real Life the story of a girl who gets into gaming—and ends up on a globe-spanning crusade to stop exploitation online.

Foreign sales:
German/Panini ∙ Spanish/Roca


·         IN REAL LIFE by Cory Doctorow, illus. by Jen Wang / New York Times Bestsellers List, Paperback Graphic Novels, November 2, 2014: #3

·         MIKE’S PLACE by Joshua Faudem and Jack Baxter, illus. by Koren Shadmi / French rights licensed to Steinkis

·         IN REAL LIFE by Cory Doctorow, illus. by Jen Wang / A Winter 2014/2015 Kids Indie Next List Title
·         IN REAL LIFE by Cory Doctorow, illus. by Jen Wang / Graphic Novel ReporterBest Book of Fall 2014
·         THE RISE OF AURORA WEST by Paul Pope and J.T. Petty, illus. by David Rubín /Graphic Novel Reporter Best Book of Fall 2014


ABOVE THE DREAMLESS DEAD: World War I in Poetry and Comics edited by Chris Duffy
BCCB, November 2014 issue: 3rd STARRED REVIEW!
«“Bring[s]the work of Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, and their peers to a new audience with vivid visual interpretations are over a score of comic-book artists (many of whom might be familiar to mature graphic-novel readers) who interpret and sometimes expand on the original work.”

FABLE COMICS edited by Chris Duffy
GeekMom, October 8, 2014: BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT!
“Three years ago, First Second’s gorgeous Nursery Rhyme Comics knocked my socks off. The award-winning graphic novel imprint followed that tome with the equally delightful Fairy Tale Comics, and now I’m thrilled to learn that they’ve got a new collection in the works:Fable Comics.”

IN REAL LIFE by Cory Doctorow, illus. by Jen Wang
BCCB, November 2014 issue
“Lush, hyper-saturated colors of the game environment contrast elegantly with the muted but complementary shades used to represent the real world.”

LA Times Hero Complex, October 14, 2014: READ IT HERE!
“I hope [readers] have that irreducible, inchoate aesthetic experience that you get from being moved by a piece of art, and I hope that they come away with a lot more questions than answers about the relationship between the Global South and the Global North, between rich and poor, between China and the West. And that they also reconsider whether or not there is a meaningful distinction between virtual worlds and real life. Part of the point of that title is that games are real life, because you are really alive when you are playing a game, just like you’re really alive when you’re not playing a game.”

Tor.com, September 30, 2014: “Con/Game” Short Story
“From acclaimed teen author Cory Doctorow and rising star cartoonist Jen Wang, Con/Game is an original comic story set in the world of Doctorow and Wang's In Real Life, a sensitive, thoughtful look at adolescence, gaming, poverty, and culture-clash.”

Comic Book Resources, October 20, 2014: READ IT HERE!
“Doctorow and Wang have created a socially relevant, heartfelt and emotionally engaging story about a female gamer that will likely inspire and encourage generations of awesome girls.”

Kindle Daily Post, October 14, 2014: AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR INTERVIEW!
“The thing I'm most proud of is that someone as talented as Jen created such beautiful work starting from my source material. It's a very curious experience to have your name on something that you can feel unabashedly proud of, without feeling boastful. She took my thing and made something awesome out of it. That's an amazing honor.”

Mental Floss, October 16, 2014: “The Most Interesting Comics of the Week
“We've seen a lot of comics that bring video game logic (extra lives, fighting “bosses”, etc.) into real life scenarios, but when Doctorow and Wang are depicting the gameplay of Coarsegold they do the opposite—they bring constructs of real life (one-on-one conversations) and of comic books (stylized fight scenes) into the video game environment.”

THE RISE OF AURORA WEST by Paul Pope and J.T. Petty, illus. by David Rubín
BoingBoing, October 8, 2014: AUTHOR ESSAY!
“The monsters are the classic grotesqueries we've seen in the darkest of fairy tales, Hieronymus Bosch triptychs, and Picasso paintings.”

THE ZOO BOX by Ariel Cohn, illus. by Aron Nels Steinke
BCCB, November 2014 issue
“Erika and Patrick really should know better, but who can resist a zebra-striped box when you are home alone? [...] An outrageous adventure.”


I’m thrilled to introduce a guest pet this week! This playful kitty belongs to our German subagent Anne Kästner at Literarische Agentur Silke Weniger.


·         HOW IT WENT DOWN by Kekla Magoon / A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Week, October 20, 2014


HOW IT WENT DOWN by Kekla Magoon
BCCB, November 2014 issue
“Absorbing and complex […] An effective treatment of the way individual and media narratives have their own momentum independent of the truth.”


·         LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD by Ava Dellaira / Hebrew rights licensed to Kor’im


·         LENNY & LUCY / French rights licensed to Kaleidoscope


A BED FOR KITTY by Yasime Surovec
BCCB, November 2014 issue
“This is cat and kid reduced to their simple essence—the cat is sweet and completely unbiddable, and the kid wants to delight her beloved pet.”

New York Times, October 17, 2014: READ IT HERE!
“There is a whimsical, fairy-tale feeling to the art, which is reminiscent of Johnny Gruelle’s classic Raggedy Ann books…Captivating.”

STAR STUFF by Stephanie Roth Sisson
Publishers Weekly, October 17, 2014 issue
“A broader message about the role wonder plays in innovation resonates throughout this story, which concludes with extensive biographical and source notes.”

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The Book Scavenger serisinin ilk yurtdışı satışını sizlere duyurmaktan heyecanlıyız - Diziyi Fransızca olarak  Fransız Laffont yayınevi yayınlayacak! 

Steve Sheinkin tarafından The Port Chicago 50 - Genç Halk Edebiyatı kategorisinde 2014 Ulusal Kitap Ödülleri'nde finale! Ödülü alması için şans diliyorum - Kazananlar 19 Kasımda belli olacak.  Steve ayrıca New York Times'ın Medya bölümün ön sayfasında Rick Atkinson ile birlikte yer aldı.Onlar yetişkin yazarların kurgu olmayan eserleri, genç okuyucular için adapte edilmesi hakkında konuşuyorlar; makalenin tamamını buradan okuyunuz ).

Jeopardy'de Gene Luen Yang’ın  American Born Chinese'i ile ilgili bir soru yer aldı! Jeopardy'nin, her bölümü yaklaşık on milyon izleyiciciyi bulan, Amerikalıların çok sevdiği bir bilgi yarışması.


·         THE RISE OF AURORA WEST by Paul Pope and J.T. Petty, illus. by David Rubín / New York Times Bestsellers List, Paperback Graphic Novels, October 26, 2014: #8 (2nd week on the list!)

Sublicensed Edition of the Week!

BUSY-BUSY LITTLE CHICK by Janice N. Harrington, illus. by Brian Pinkney
Genévrier created a great French edition of this book under their title Au boulot, P’tit Coco! Based on a Central African story, Busy-Busy Little Chick is an exuberantly illustrated picture book by a New York Times bestselling artist. This book was also named a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year!


·         BOATS FOR PAPA by Jessixa Bagley / Japanese rights licensed to Asunaro Shobo
·         RETURN TO AUGIE HOBBLE by Lane Smith / Italian rights licensed to Rizzoli
·         WAIT by Antoinette Portis / Japanese rights licensed to Asunaro Shobo

·         THE PORT CHICAGO 50 by Steve Sheinkin / 2014 National Book Awards Finalist, Young People’s Literature


Publishers Weekly, October 3, 2014: 4th STARRED REVIEW!
« “Drama and intrigue infuse Roy’s study of migrating great white sharks…Roy’s reverence for her subject is evident in her majestic underwater scenes, while light humor and rich content round out a standout resource for shark enthusiasts.”

SUPERTRUCK by Stephen Savage
Kirkus, October 15, 2014 issue: STARRED REVIEW!
« “Exciting, one-sentence-per-spread text is reminiscent of a Superman cartoon narration. (This is no coincidence; in his secret identity, Supertruck wears Clark Kent-style glasses.)…A serious treat for truck lovers.”

Kirkus, October 15, 2014 issue: STARRED REVIEW!
« “A comics-style look at the seasons in four short episodes of buffoonery…From silly to quite touching, an array of emotions spans this whole wide, wonderful year.”

Kirkus, October 15, 2014 issue
“Bruel lets Bad Kitty's drooling, happy canine sibling have a tale of his own…Plenty of good, goofy fun that’s ever-so-slightly instructional.”

Grandparents.com, October 1st, 2014: “12 Books That Will Amaze Kids
“Not only did my kids ‘get’ it, they laughed so hard at the unexpected surprise on the last page I thought they might burst.”

THE IRIDESCENCE OF BIRDS by Patricia MacLachlan, illus. by Hadley Hooper
Horn Book, November/December 2014 issue
“A spacious and beautiful book.”

“Simply resplendent…Well crafted on every level, this is one of the year’s most beautiful books.”

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast, September 30, 2014: Illustrator Interview!
“I looked at every painting of his I could find. What a great luxury! I tried to find fabrics that he may have seen in his hometown, which was a textile town. I looked at the era’s fashion, architecture, even thought about the music he might have listened to. I used Google Maps to knit together the street he grew up on, which really hadn’t changed much, architecturally.”

KID SHERIFF AND THE TERRIBLE TOADS by Bob Shea, illus. by Lane Smith
The Wall Street Journal, October 5, 2014: SCAN ATTACHED
“Demands to be read in the fruitiest, goofiest, most outlandish accents a grown-up reader can summon. Bob Shea’s screwball Wild West writing and Lane Smith’s sharp-edged, tumbleweed-strewn illustrations combine to make a clever and funny experience.”

Booklist, October 15, 2014 issue
“Without hesitation, Edgar hops in, turns into a fearsome creature, and gleefully terrifies everyone in his neighborhood…Thankfully, Edgar is rather ‘fond of his freakish new features,’ and he lives happily ever after as a monster.”

VIVA FRIDA by Yuyi Morales
Shelf Awareness, September 23, 2014
“In this bilingual love letter to a fellow artist, Yuyi Morales pays tribute to Frida Kahlo in a breathtaking mix of puppets, fabrics and paintings.”

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MUSK OX by Erin Cabatingan, illus. by Matthew Myers
Booklist, October 15, 2014 issue
“What’s a little romp to every single continent among friends? Yes, Musk Ox isn’t the ideal travel mate—he insists on hanging pictures on the Great Wall of China, and he’s a little too enthusiastic about sliding through the ice caves of Austria—but every trip needs some comic relief, right?”


·         THE BOOK SCAVENGER Books #1-3 by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman / French rights licensed to Laffont

·         AND AWAY WE GO! by Migy / Winter 2014-2015 Kids’ Indie Next List
·         HOW IT WENT DOWN by Kekla Magoon / Winter 2014-2015 Kids’ Indie Next List
·         HOW IT WENT DOWN by Kekla Magoon / BookRiot, “5 Books to Watch for in October”
·         HOW IT WENT DOWN by Kekla Magoon / Bustle, “October 2014’s Best YA Books”


ARCADY’S GOAL by Eugene Yelchin
Publishers Weekly, October 2, 2014: Q&A with Eugene Yelchin
You know that I was born and raised in the former Soviet Union. One of the conditions of surviving in that environment is by shutting it out, and there is no better way to do that than through art, creating your own world.”

Horn Book, November/December 2014 issue
“While there may be enough soccer here to lure the sports enthusiast, it is the emotional power of the tale that captures the reader’s heart.”

BookPage, October 2014: “Soccer in Soviet Russia
“Both haunting and laugh-out-loud funnyArcady’s Goal will score big with readers.”

EDWARD HOPPER PAINTS HIS WORLD by Robert Burleigh, illus. by Wendell Minor
BCCB, October 2014 issue
“Describ[es] [Hopper’s] careful observation of scenes and his ability to make shifty amendments to the details, to invite viewers to speculate on what goes on behind glimpsed windows, and to sense loneliness, solitude, or simply guarded privacy in the interiors.”

HOW IT WENT DOWN by Kekla Magoon
Horn Book, November/December 2014 issue
“Believably complex, going behind newspaper headlines and campaign speeches to portray real people caught up in something bigger than themselves. A powerful novel that will resonate with fans of Myers’s Monster and Woodson’s Miracle’s Boys.”

STRONGHEART: The World’s First Movie Star Dog by Emily Arnold McCully
Publishers Weekly, October 3, 2014
“A concise, evocative account of a talented, real-life animal…Heartwarming.”

WINNIE: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally M. Walker, illus. by Jonathan D. Voss
Kirkus, October 15, 2014 issue
“Ideal for Winnie the Pooh fans, this clear, straightforward biography reveals the bear behind the tale.”


·         THE RISE OF AURORA WEST by Paul Pope and J.T. Petty, illus. by David Rubín / New York Times Bestsellers List, Paperback Graphic Novels, October 26, 2014: #8 (2nd week on the list!)

·         THE RISE OF AURORA WEST by Paul Pope and J.T. Petty, illus. by David Rubín / Italian rights licensed to Bao
·         THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF WEST by Paul Pope and J.T. Petty, illus. by David Rubín / Italian rights licensed to Bao
·         THE WRENCHIES by Farel Dalrymple / French rights licensed to Delcourt

·         THIS ONE SUMMER by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki / Canada’s Governor Gereral’s Literary Award Finalist, Children’s Literature (Illustration)
·         THIS ONE SUMMER by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki / Canada’s Governor Gereral’s Literary Award Finalist, Children’s Literature (Text)

IN REAL LIFE by Cory Doctorow, illus. by Jen Wang
io9, October 8, 2014: “Gorgeous Book Trailer” Reveal!
“Including some amazing artwork, and a glimpse at Doctorow's shiny fictional MMO.”

Sharp Reads, September 25, 2014
“[Shakespeare’s] actual story-telling – his plotting, pacing, and structure – are so well-constructed it’s spooky. I wanted to introduce those stories to kids at the earliest age possible.”


THE DIVINE by Asaf Hanuka, Tomer Hanuka, and Boaz Lavie
Yann Martel, Life of Pi
“Arresting images, a supernatural tale rooted in a real story, and cool gore—The Divine has got it all."

IN REAL LIFE by Cory Doctorow, illus. by Jen Wang
Kirkus, October 3, 2014: “Top SF/Fantasy of October” Feature
“Gamer girl Anda learns through her massively multiplayer role-playing game a little something about ethics and the complexity of people in real life.”

“While the story is heartwarming and thought-provoking, Wang’s art is the main reason you should pick the graphic novel up. She creates such a fantastical and mesmerizing world throughout the Coursegold game, which makes me salivate and want the game and world to actually exist.”

Forbidden Planet, October 2, 2014: AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR INTERVIEW!
“My gold farmer stories imagine a globalised labour movement with the bravery and smarts of the IWW and the other early unions. They come out of game guilds — a guild being pretty close to a union already—where they have honed the skills of cooperation and tactics, and they have a shared identity as gamers that they appeal to in their quest for labour justice.”

THE RISE OF AURORA WEST by Paul Pope and J.T. Petty, illus. by David Rubín
The Mary Sue, September 30, 2014: “Kick-Butt Ladies in Comics All the Time, Please
“She’s an orphan by the time she’s fifteen; she’s famous; she’s a millionairess; she’s a superhero. You know, that’s, like, a lot.”

“I wanted a European, but specifically a Spanish artist, just because there are so many great Spanish artists. I feel like they’re not as well-known in the States. They’re under-appreciated. But I love David’s art, and I’ve wanted to work with him for a while. So it’s just amazing.”

BoingBoing, September 30, 2014: READ IT HERE!
“Fantastic, with wonderful character design and excellent visual timing and storytelling.”

Booklist, October 15, 2014 issue
“Beautifully colorful panels and witty, entertaining tone makes this a wonderfully accessible, engaging, and kid-friendly adaptation of the Shakespeare classic.”

Examiner.com, September 30, 2014: Review: 5 Stars!
The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth is a fast, smart and whimsical take that’s a perfect introduction for young readers and a delightful bit of fun for Bard buffs as well.”

Grandparents.com, October 1, 2014: “12 Books That Will Amaze Kids
“This magical graphic novel is sure to dazzle…Sit right down and prepare yourself for Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, as you’ve never seen it—hilarious!”

Jamie Swenson and Chris Raschka Launch If You Were a Dog in Wisconsin Library!
Photo from Publishers Weekly

Crowds of kids showed up for the launch event at the Hedberg Public Library!

In this lively book illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner Chris Raschka, a child imagines life as a dog, a cat, a fish, a bird, a bug, a frog, and a dinosaur.


·         MY DOG IS THE BEST by Laurie Ann Thompson, illus. by Paul Schmid / Japanese rights licensed to Iwasaki Shoten
·         ONE MAN GUY by Michael Barakiva / Portuguese (Brazil) rights licensed to LeYa
·         ORANI by Claire A. Nivola / Japanese rights licensed to Kijitora Shuppan


Publishers Weekly, September 26, 2014
“A gripping and genre-bending mosaic centered around the sudden disappearance of physics-obsessed high school junior Tommy Smythe.”

Horn Book, November/December 2014 issue
“Complex and rich, the story hints at Tommy’s fate, but with an open ending that is perfect for sparking discussion.”

IF YOU WERE A DOG by Jamie A. Swenson, illus. by Chris Raschka
Horn Book, November/December 2014 issue
“An imaginative survey of creatures great and small…Gleefully unpredictable.”