Howard Zimmerman and Z File shepherded six Hill and Wang titles to publication [while I was publisher at Hill and Wang] two of which became New York Times bestselling graphic novels. From conception to realization and delivery, Howard was a consummate professional and his myriad skills are evident on every page of every book he undertook for the imprint.
Thomas LeBien Vice President and Senior Editor Simon and Schuster
Howard Zimmerman’s Z File Inc. is my go-to packaging concern. From science, to military history, to fiction, Z File produces top-quality titles with professionalism and proficiency. Howard’s decades of experience and savvy allow Z File to meet any publishing challenge and produce the perfect product.
Marc Resnick Senior Editor St. Martin’s Press
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Category Archives: Graphic Novels
Z File is happy to report that we have produced two new graphic nonfiction volumes for a new client, the Quarto Group USA. Two of its imprints commissioned volumes that have been published and are now available. Both are from … Continue reading
Humor in science fiction is a tricky business. Few people have ever done it well. Terry Pratchett, of course; Ron Goulart; Harry Harrison; and the brilliant Douglas Adams. Sometime in the mid-1990s, Byron Preiss signed a deal with Douglas Adams … Continue reading
The most fun I ever had adapting books to graphic format came from the fact that in every case the original work was one I had read and liked. That was true with Ray Bradbury, whose work I adapted most … Continue reading
Over the decades, it has been my challenge and my pleasure to create graphic adaptations of some of my own favorite books by some of my favorite authors. I got to adapt many of Ray Bradbury’s short stories, initially in … Continue reading
I’ve just completed work on a project that has taken three years to see through from start to finish. It is a remarkable graphic volume on American history that will be published by Hill & Wang this May. It is … Continue reading
It’s an exciting time for Z File, as we’ve just signed contracts with two new clients, North River Press and Zenith Press, and will be producing new nonfiction graphic novels for them. The success of graphic nonfiction has been an … Continue reading
We just can’t get enough of Mars! NASA saw its largest, most sophisticated robotic explorer yet, the Curiosity Rover, successfully land in a highly complex maneuver in mid-August. The damned thing is so large and so heavy that they needed … Continue reading
A hundred and fifty years ago, the nation was ripped asunder by the bloodiest conflict it has ever known, the American Civil War. The Confederate and Union armies battled in Virginia, with Lee leading his troops to victory and then … Continue reading
Of all the books I’ve worked on, one I’m most proud of is Evolution: the Story of Life on Earth. When I worked for Byron Preiss Visual Publications, we tried for over a decade to sell a young-adult book on … Continue reading