Tomorrow: ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference

Tomorrow, as is customary, the NYCC pre-game kicks off with the expanded ICv2 Graphic Novel conference. The schedule is below, and the Beat will be bringing you all the notable quotables. All events take place at the Javits Center. Morning Sessions (10 a.m. to noon) — Graphic Novels and the Web Comics on the Web […]

More Diamond thoughts

§ Chris Butcher finally weighs in with his thoughts on the Diamond changes and it seems we’ve reached the end of an era: I have always argued this, and while my arguments haven’t fallen on deaf ears, exactly, many companies have made decisions that embrace a “streamlined” DM, to what I feel will be their […]

Quick dash around the web

§ The NY Post reports that popular magazines from Time Inc., American Media, and Bauer Publications, such as People, National Enquirer, and In Touch won’t be carried in Wal-Mart stores this week, after magazine publishers refused to pay a seven cent increase requested by distributors. Late Monday, Curtis Circulation, the national distributor for American Media’s […]

Sony Animation teams with Platinum

Sony Pictures Animation will team up with Platinum Entertainment for an unnamed toon, Variety reports: Platinum — which controls a cache of comicbook characters that it adapts, produces and licenses for all forms of media — is the company that brought “Men in Black” into the studio fold. “We’re looking forward to working with (Platinum […]

Weather report

Well, we seem to have had the snow on Tuesday, a light, charming sprinkling that left a dressy coat of white all over. The above image applies to the entire East Coast to MidWest. The bad news is, it’s getting a little arctic today and Thursday (in the 20s), followed by a rise in temperature. […]

Grant Morrison cancels NYCC appearance

Via PR: Officials at New York Comic Con announced today that Grant Morrison will not be able to attend this year’s convention, which is taking place this week, February 6 – 8 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. In a prepared statement, Grant Morrison said: “As a result of family issues, […]

NYCC: Oni

If you think SCOTT PILGRIM Volume 5 will be the book of the show, you are not alone. Here’s all the deets on the hoopla and more goings on at Oni: Oni Press is in New York City for this year’s New York Comic Con! February 6th – 8th we’ll be strutting our stuff at […]

NYCC: Abrams – #1825

Abrams ComicArts first books make their debut at NYCC, with Craig Yoe, Adam Koford, Tim Pilcher and Gene Kannenberg Jr. and more. If you peruse the following PR, you’ll see many announcements of Fall books and beyond as well. Abrams, the preeminent publisher of illustrated books since 1949, announced the launch of the new imprint […]