Monday, September 27, 2004

Then and Now: Publishers Weekly (subscription required) reports on the return of Tony Caputo's Now Comics as a publisher of graphic novels. The Plainfield, Ill.-based company already has released five trade paperbacks and one hardcover this year, and plans to publish seven to 10 paperbacks annually beginning in 2005:

"Manga has really helped create a new comics market in bookstores. Books offer comics readers more depth and a richer expression. It's a perfect time for us to come back as a book publisher."