Free, syncretic, transmedial: why we like comics (and manga) so much

Comic books accounted for 10% of the books sold in 2021 in physical and online bookstores and in large-scale retail in Italy. One book in ten in terms of copies, almost 6% of the total volume of the trade market (novels, non-fiction, manuals and children’s books). And the figures for the first four months of 2022 indicate that this trend continues to grow: in the period from January to April comic books represented 12.3% in terms of number of copies and 7% in terms of value.

At the Turin Book Fair, the Italian Publishers’ Association—in collaboration with the Eudicom programme…

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