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How popular are graphic novels?

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2 November 2015

Episode 212

28 minutes


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We explore the graphic-novel industry with Emma Hayley, managing director of SelfMadeHero publishers; graphic novelist Karrie Fransman; and Waterstones’ graphic-novel buyer, Kate McHale.

2 November 2015

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Chapter 1

14 minutes


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Chapter 1

Emma Hayley, managing director of SelfMadeHero

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SelfMadeHero is an independent publisher of graphic novels. Emma Hayley, the company’s managing director, drops by Midori House to talk to Robert Bound about what’s thriving within the industry.

14 minutes

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Chapter 2

6 minutes

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Chapter 2

Waterstones: graphic novels in retail

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Henry Rees-Sheridan heads to Waterstones’ flagship Piccadilly store to meet graphic-novel buyer Kate McHale. She tells him what’s been flying off the shelves.

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Chapter 3

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Karrie Fransman, graphic novelist

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Karrie Fransman sits down with Holly Fisher to discuss her graphic novels ‘Death of the Artist’ and ‘The House That Groaned’. She also tells us why she thinks the medium is bridging the gap between online and offline publishing.

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