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Manga About A British Explorer Wins the German Children’s Literature Award for Nonfiction!

The Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (German Youth Literature Prize) is awarded each year as part of the festivities surrounding the Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair). Celebrating its 60th year, it is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Families, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. This year, the award for nonfiction was awarded to Kristina Gehrmann, for the first […]

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31 Days of Halloween: David S. Pumpkins, instant icon

Halloween just got a new trending costume, and it’s David S. Pumpkins, the inexplicable highlight of a haunted elevator ride. Pumpkins, as portrayed by Tom Hanks, made his smashing debut in a Saturday Night Live sketch, bedeviling riders Kate McKinnon and Beck Bennett with his dancing skeletons and mirthful proclamation “I’m David Pumpkins!” While the […]


6 Days of Bait: Alise Gluskova, romantic fight promoter.

What’s up everybody! Welcome to a very special series you’ll only get to see here on The Beat. We’re a couple of days away from Dark Horse publishing the enigmatic Chuck Palahniuk’s new collection of short stories/adult coloring book, Bait: Off-color Stories for you to Color. To count down, we’ve got reader’s digest style questionnaires answered […]


RIP Preacher co-creator Steve Dillon

Sad to confirm the death of Steve, my big brother and my hero. He passed away in the city he loved (NYC). He will be sorely missed. Cheers x — glyn dillon (@glyn_dillon) October 22, 2016 I’ve never been so devastated to write a post here at The Beat. Confirmed by his brother, artist Steve […]