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V.E. Schwab Announces Shades of Magic Comic
The Shades of Magic author announced a prequel to the trilogy–a comic series. Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince will tell the backstory of Kell’s adoptive father before he became the king of Red London. The story is set in a violent port city where Prince Maxim Maresh encounters an unruly band of soldiers and a pirate queen. The series, featuring art by Andrea Olimpieri, will be out from Titan Comics on October 8.
Trump’s Budget Proposal Makes Big Cuts to Library Funding
The White House is proposing to eliminate the Institute for Museum and Library Services and hundreds of millions of dollars supporting the country’s libraries through the Library Services and Technology Act as part of its 2019 budget proposal. Additional federal programs that support libraries, including Innovative Approaches to Literacy, would also be eliminated under the administration’s budget. Congress has final say on whether these proposed cuts will be enacted.
Tiffany Haddish and Melissa McCarthy May Star In DC Adaptation The Kitchen
The actresses are finalizing deals to star in the adaptation of DC’s comic about three women who take over their husbands’ mob business, set in Hell’s Kitchen during the ’70s. Haddish starred in Girl’s Trip and authored The Last Black Unicorn, and McCarthy starred in Bridesmaids. Andrea Berloff, co-writer of Straight Outta Compton, is writing the screenplay.