Quote of the Week | Stan Lee

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Stan Lee, famous for the contributions to Marvel Comics, passed away earlier this month. He became the publisher of Marvel Comics in 1972 and then became the Chairmen Emeritus of Marvel Enterprises, Inc in the 1990s.

“The more you read, the better you’re going to become as a storyteller.” Continue reading “Quote of the Week | Stan Lee”

Thursday, September 29th at 7:00 pm

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street

JoyceJoyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. Her books include the national bestsellers “We Were the Mulvaneys” and “Blonde” (a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize), and the New York Times bestsellers “The Falls” (winner of the 2005 Prix Femina Etranger) and “The Gravedigger’s Daughter.” Her essay collection “Soul at the White Heat” is new from Ecco Press this fall.


Admission is free.

Cave Canem Presents: New Works

Friday, September 30th at 5:00 pm

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street

Internship Alert! Valiant Entertainment Spring 2016 Interns

“VALIANT Seeks Enterprising Fall 2015 & Spring 2016 Interns For Publishing InternshipCome see if YOU have what it takes to be a publishing intern for Valiant Comics – publisher of titles including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot Reborn, Ninjak, Rai, and many more! As a Valiant intern you will assist the Valiant staff in the production and publishing of Valiant comic books right here at Valiant HQ! Among your many important responsibilities as a publishing intern in the thick of Valiant’s publishing division you will…

  • Learn EXACTLY what goes into creating a Valiant comic book
  • Assist in the marketing of our exciting comic book line
  • Perform social media tasks such as Twitter and Facebook and communicate with the Valiant’s vigilant fan base
  • Take part and assist in each step of the production of Valiant comic books
  • Assist in the production of comics alongside the Valiant editorial team
  • Prepare and process files for Valiant Entertainment’s stable of writers and artists
  • Receive and handle artwork and files from Valiant creators
  • Assist in the creation of and write copy for Valiant Comics
  • Assist the Publisher and Executive Editor with any and all office duties
  • Assist with spreadsheets and business and sales analysis

Valiant interns should be driven and hardworking with the ability to work both independently and in a creatively collaborative environment. All Valiant interns must have written confirmation that they will be receiving course credit from their college or university to be eligible for the Valiant Entertainment internship. All majors may apply, although proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Photoshop is a plus. All interns must be able to work at least two days a week out of Valiant’s New York City offices.

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 81 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films. Visit Valiant online at ValiantUniverse.com

If you are a Pace MS in Publishing student and interested in this position, please email Prof. Jdenning@pace.edu


Internship Alert: Kodansha Comics

Intern Wanted
Fall Paid Editorial Internships

We’re recruiting paid editorial interns for the fall. See below for the requirements, and submit your resumes and cover letters to 

Kodansha Comics Editorial Intern
Penguin Random House Publisher Services is seeking two part-time paid interns for fall 2015 to work as part of our Kodansha Comics team in New York City. The interns will perform diverse tasks spanning editorial, production, and marketing, giving them a chance to become familiar with every aspect of how an American manga publisher operates. As one of their primary roles will involve proofreading, the interns will need to be extremely detail-oriented, and prior experience with writing, editing, proofreading, or translation is preferred.
Responsibilities and duties
  • Proofreading manga, ads, and other materials prior to publication
  • Assisting the production manager or director of publishing with data entry and checking related to production and sales
  • Other tasks depending on individual strengths and skills
  • Hours are flexible and can be tailored to fit your schedule, up to 14 hours per week.
  • Familiarity with manga or comics
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Candidates will be required to pass a brief proofreading test.
  • Prior experience as a writer, proofreader, copy editor, or fact checker strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of or interest in the Japanese language is an advantage, but not required.
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and/or Illustrator is an advantage, but not required.

Note: After applying through Kodansha, former Pace Publishing graduate Noelle Webster has offered to speak on behalf of any Pace students. Email her at n-webster@kodansha-usa.com

Link of the Week: comiXology



There’s a lot of talk about how the digitization of media has changed the book industry– specifically in discovery, reading, and recommendation. Graphic novels and comics are part of the wider book industry, but are capable of standing on their own; digitization has changed this portion of the industry too, and one of the ways that this change is evident is the existence of comiXology, which is “a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before” (source). It offers the widest range of comics across more than 75 publishers. Recently, Dark Horse joined forces with comiXology with the digital release of more than 800 of its titles.

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Dark Horse’s addition to comiXology not only broadens the audience that will use the platform, but also expands the influence that a platform can have on a single sector of the industry. It was announced on July 6th that France’s Delcourt Group will partner with comiXology to produce English versions of over 151 titles. David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology, is confident that the content in these French comics and graphic novels will appeal to audiences. Not only is this partnership new, it’s also the beginning of a marketing campaign to “raise the profile of French comics in North America” (source).