Simon Pulse is a hardcover and paperback imprint with a focus on contemporary, commercial teen fiction.  We offer a wide variety of great reads, from dark to light, voice-driven to high-concept, realistic to paranormal, contemporary to dystopian, verse to prose.  Pulse aggressively pursues Big Books while maintaining our passion for nurturing and growing the careers of debut novelists.  They approach each book as a unique property, and market our dynamic list directly to our teen readership.

Resources include:  Seasonal Catalog, Backlist Catalog, Reading Group Guides.




Stan Goldberg, Artist for Archie Comics, Dies at 82


Stan Goldberg, who drew Archie comics for more than 40 years, notably a series beginning in 2009 in which an adult Archie finally marries — both Betty and Veronica, in alternate timelines — died on Sunday at a hospice in the Bronx.  Read on

For those of you who enjoy drawing, the Young Adult Department here at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library has quite a vast selection of drawing books.  Here are a few that focus specifically on traditional comic book art –

So, You Want to be a Comic Book Artist? The Ultimate Guide on How to Break into Comics! by Philip Amara

Draw Out the Story Ten Secrets to Creating Your Own Comics by Brian McLachlan

The DC Comics Guide to Coloring and Lettering Comics by Mark Chiarello and Todd Klein

Learn to Draw Comics by John Byrne

Bryan Hitch’s Ultimate Comics Studio by Bryan Hitch