Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Book Expo America

Last week the Book Expo America came to Los Angeles. Banshee Comics made it's first trip to the event and enjoyed it immensely. We attended the Saturday portion of the show and made our way around the convention floor and visited many of the Graphic Novel seminars.

We attended the first annual Graphic Novel breakfast which turned out to be a standing room only event. The sold out nature of the breakfast to us, says a lot about the state of the industry. Graphic Novels are the hot item and according to the sellers and publishers at the show, are one of the only truly growing segments of the book store business. It's exciting to be entering a market that is growing and seems hungry for content. Even though we're still in the beginning stages, Banshee is eager to get some books finished so that we have some quality work to pitch.

Super Siblings is the first title Banshee will publish. The weekly strip is running strong and on schedule and the first printed comic book will be available at Comic-Con. A digital version of the first 12-page issue will be available at BansheeComics.com by the middle of June 2008.