Dear friends, The Beat has been blogging for nigh on four years now, and when we began, our goal was to put comics culture into the context of real world culture, and make cartoonists feel good about themselves by treating the medium as a place of ideas and influence, not the island of misfit toys. […]
Archives for 03/20/2008 1:19 pm
Jim Milliot at Publishers weekly is reporting that the Borders book chain has hired J.P. Morgan and Merrill Lynch to help them look into a possible sale in order to get more cash to move forward with restructing. CEO George Jones said that given the tight credit market it was becoming expensive, and at times […]
Tons o’ guests have been recently announced for this year’s New York Comic-Con, including Gail Simone, Orson Scott Card and now =…the Venture Bros. crew of Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer will be on hand. REMINDER: ONLY THREE MONTHS TO GO! Season 3 debuts this June. It’s been a long lonely year (!) without the […]
§ First off, Bryan Lee O’Malley will be appearing this Saturday at Meltdown in LA. Hope Larson will also be lurking. § NEXT, Alex Zalben has a review of the SCOTT PILGRIM movie script! There’s spoilers here, not just for the movie version, but for the books as well. Because, at least in the draft […]
More Jacob Covey-designed goodness! The cover to Dash Shaw’s upcoming BOTTOMLESS BELLY BUTTON.
BEASTS art director Jacob Covey has linked to a Flickr page of submissions for his open call and the results are super tasty. Above, Mario Trigo.
Another one of those annual local small press comics fests approacheth, this time Athens, GA’s FLUKE! Details below. This year’s FLUKE Mini-Comics Festival , sponsored by Bizarro Wuxtry, Flagpole Magazine, Inch-High Button Guy, Top Shelf Productions and Wide Awake Press, will take place on Saturday, April 12 at Tasty World on 312 E. Broad Street, […]
Newsarama has the complete issues of GUTSVILLE #1 up for you to read — and you should. The demented offspring of creators Simon Spurrier and Frazer Irving, it’s the wild tale of a community that lives inside a giant whale. Issue #3 just hit the stands.
AdHouse announces Superior Showcase #3, an anthology of three damned fine cartoonists, and THE RETURN OF STREET ANGEL!!! This issue explodes with the uber-talents of team STREET ANGEL aka Bodacious Brian Maruca & Jazzy Jim Rugg. (This is the first STREET ANGEL story in years!) Debuting the work of Dandy Dustin Harbin. And last but […]
If you were going to pick on an indie comics company as a scofflaw, Montreal’s ultra-civilized Drawn & Quarterly would be the last one you would suspect. But you would be wrong. In bi-lingual Canada, the award-winning publisher has been visited by the language police for failing to have a sign in both English and […]