Welcome to Papercutz!
At Papercutz, we’re all about publishing great graphic novels for all ages. Popular with reluctant readers and gifted readers alike, Papercutz graphic novels for kids, tweens, and teens include a wide range of genres, including humor, action adventure, mystery, horror, and favorite characters. Papercutz is proud to be the only publisher exclusively dedicated to children’s graphic novels. We work every day to introduce young readers to the imaginative wonders waiting to be discovered in comics.
We began publishing great graphic novels for kids all the way back in 2005 (a time when kids graphic novels were a rarity). Since then we’ve published everything from old favorites like THE HARDY BOYS and NANCY DREW to hits like THE SMURFS and GERONIMO STILTON. Whether it’s European imports like ARIOL, licensed titles like BARBIE and TROLLS or original graphic novels like FUZZY BASEBALL or ANNE OF GREEN BAGELS, there truly is something for everyone in the Papercutz line up.
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Meet the Papercutz Team!
Inspired by the success of the graphic novel format in France, where one book in every five sold is a graphic novel, CEO and Publisher Terry Nantier decided to import this concept to the U.S. in the 1970s through the founding of NBM, at a time when comics for adults were a rarity. Becoming a leading indie comics press and one of the most highly respected houses in what has become known as “literary comics,” NBM has grown steadily ever since. In 2005, Terry recognized that the tides had turned and children’s comics had become a rarity; he founded Papercutz to meet this need.
Editor-In-Chief Jim Salicrup started his career as a teen at Marvel Comics under apprenticeship with Stan Lee, eventually becoming editor of their flagship Spider-Man line where he relaunched the character in a bold new look that proved extremely popular, selling over two million copies. Hired away by Topps, he founded their comic book line by acquiring top licenses like The X-Files, Xena: Warrior Princess, and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. While at Marvel, Jim was instrumental in creating Spidey Super Stories, the first comic specifically designed for beginning readers. He brings this devotion to popular storytelling and early literacy to the entire Papercutz line.
Sven Patrick Larsen
VP of Marketing
Vice President of Marketing Sven Larsen brings over 20 years of marketing experience to the Papercutz team. Sven began his publishing career with Marvel Comics, where he founded the company’s marketing department and worked on numerous successful campaigns (including the multi-million selling X-MEN #1 launch). Sven has also held executive positions at Time-Warner and Penguin Books and served as COO/Publisher for Teshkeel Media, producers of THE 99. Most recently, Larsen served as CMO for digital advertising agency Zemoga, where he worked with clients like A & E Television, HBO, Rodale and Nickelodeon.
Production Coordinator Jeff Whitman is a big kid at heart. He studied in Argentina, Colombia, and Brazil before graduating at Northeastern University, in Boston, MA. Jeff speaks Portuguese and Spanish fluently and is working on French and German next. He loves reading comics from all over the globe. He has written for several comic blogs and enjoys creative writing.
Bethany Bryan comes from a background in children’s books, starting her career at Scholastic, working on books for babies and toddlers, and then moving over to library nonfiction publishing for a teen market. She’s a writer, frequently published online, and co-edits Gamervescent, a gaming blog geared toward women. Most recently, she helped promote diversity in children’s book publishing as the social media manager for the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.