Tuesday, July 24, 2007

PW: Slate to serialize Reagan comics bio

Comics Briefly - 7/24/2007 - Publishers Weekly: "Slate To Serialize Reagan Graphic Bio
The online political and cultural journal Slate has acquired first serial rights to Hill & Wang’s forthcoming Ronald Reagan: A Graphic Biography by Andrew Helfer, Steve Buccellato and Joe Staton. Slate will serialize the entire 112-page graphic biography over the course of 5 days beginning September 3; after which the serialization will be taken offline.

Laura Bonner, sub rights manager for FSG and H&W, told PWCW that Slate paid, “a price competitive with prose serial rights” for the Reagan graphic bio. Slate also bought first serial rights to H&W’s bestselling The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation in 2006. “The 9/11 book did really well for them,” said Bonner,” the web is a great platform for this kind of book.” Although there is no deal as yet, Bonner said Slate has also expressed interest in future works in the graphic series including Rick Geary and Andrew Helfer’s book on J. Edgar Hoover; and Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon’s forthcoming work on the War on Terror, both due in 2008. "


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