New Cap, new clothes

Alex Ross designs new duds for Captain America….AND NOTHING WILL EVER BE THE SAME! Six months after the death of Steve Rogers captured national attention, Marvel is proud to unveil the new Captain America as designed by renowned, award winning artist Alex Ross! This bold new look, seen here for the first time, also serves […]

SPX Debuts

Here’s the replies to our annual call for debuts at SPX. A couple of notes on the list: we notice a high preponderance of CCS grads in our email box, meaning either they were taught to promote themselves or else they are all just Beat readers. Also, for even more SPX news and debuts, check […]

Misc folks at SPX

If you send us your link we’ll add it in right quick like • Raina Telgemeier • Mikhaela Reid • Pat Lewis: • Liz Baille: • Larry Marder: • One Percent Press: • Jason Rodriguez and Eximious Press: • Blank Label Comics

SPX: AdHouse

Here’s Ad House’s activity list: AdHouse Tables W36 & W37. creators: – Joshua Cotter concludes his Skyscrapers Opus with SKYSCRAPERS OF THE MIDWEST #4. – Fred Chao attends his first Expo ever in support of JOHNNY HIRO. – Jamie Tanner is out to support THE AVIARY. Look for Joey Weiser and his all-ages book THE […]

SPX: Picture Box Inc

Ganked from their blog: C.F., Brian Chippendale, Frank Santoro and Jon Vermilyea will be on hand to sign books. Friday: 4 pm – 5 pm: Jon Vermilyea, Brian Chippendale and Frank Santoro 5 pm – 6:30 pm: Brian Chippendale, Frank Santoro and CF Saturday: 11:30 am – 1 pm: Brian Chippendale, CF and Frank Santoro […]

SPX: Fantagraphics

FBI will be at SPX in force. Check this FLOG post for even more details here her’es the signing schedule: FRIDAY: 3:00 Paul Karasik & Bill Griffith 4:00 Paul Karasik & Bill Griffith 5:00 Gilbert Hernandez & Tom Kaczynski 6:00 Gilbert Hernandez & Miss Lasko-Gross 7:00 Kim Deitch & Miss Lasko-Gross SATURDAY: 11:00 Gilbert Hernandez […]


Drawn and Quarterly has posted their signing schedule for this weekend’s Small Press Expo: FRIDAY expo hours: 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Kevin Huizenga signing 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Anders Nilsen signing 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Spotlight on Rutu Modan (auditorium) 6:15 PM – 8:00 PM Rutu Modan […]

Marder: Back to Beanworld

Tom Spurgeon catches up with Larry Marder, who just left McFarlane Toys. Marder announces he’ll be back to his BEANWORLD comics after a very very long layoff, and takes a look back at where we came from : MARDER: When Marvel bought Heroes World in the mid-90s and knocked the Direct Market out of its […]

Quotables: Eva Mendes very excited about Frank Miller

Eva Mendes, who will star as Sand Saref in Frank Miller’s THE SPIRIT, is awfully excited about working on the movie accoridng to MTV: In a few short weeks, the “We Own the Night” star will get her wish. “I play Sand Saref,” she explained. “It’s my first femme fatale character. She’s literally a killer, […]

Layoffs at ADV

ANN is reporting a new round of layoffs at anime company ADV, which just recently started getting back into the manga publishing game: An A.D. Vision (ADV) representative has informed ANN that the company has laid off 13 staff members from various departments of the company. “In October, ADV has laid off a number of […]

Quality first

Sean T. Collins points out that success doesn’t mean good: I’ve said this recently and so have others, but for serious: You just cannot care about keeping up with the Joneses if you want to make good comics, or want other people to make them. You can’t. Naruto’s Bookscan rankings, or the Flight kids getting […]

Persepolis poster debuts

Cinematical introduces the poster for the animated PERSEPOLIS poster to the world. The film is having its American debut at the NY Film Festival this weekend. There’s apparently a press screening as well but we weren’t invited. Sniff. Oh well. The film is France’s official entry into the Oscars® this year, and it’s considered a […]

Rutu Modan on tour

Israeli cartoonist Rutu Modan kicks off her Exit Wounds tour in Washington, DC at the JCC, 7:30 PM, 1529 16th Street, NW. She’ll be at SPX this weekend as well.

HYPE: The Nightmare Factory

If I may be allowed a very brief period of hijacking this blog for my own purposes. Faithful readers may recall my work earlier this year editing The Nightmare Factory anthology for Fox Atomic/Harper Collins. Putting the work of unjustly little-known horror master Thomas Ligotti into comics form, I was pretty happy how the book […]

Doris Lessing wins Nobel Prize

Official accounts mention her “sci-fi” period. Short, stout and a bit hard of hearing, Ms. Lessing was sharp and straightforward in her comments. After a few moments, she excused herself and went inside. “Now, I’m going to go in to answer my telephone,” she said. “I swear I’m going upstairs to find some suitable sentences […]