To Do tonight: Cartoon Polymaths at Parsons, NYC

This looks amazing Through a mix of newspaper tearsheets, comics, puppets, posters, zines, wallpaper, toys, animated film clips, interactive media and more, Cartoon Polymaths showcases the broad range of several influential artists, including pioneering comic strip artist and animator Winsor McCay, illustrator and puppeteer Tony Sarg, iconic New Yorker artist Saul Steinberg, Spanish design legend […]

Hey baby! Cartoonist Gerry Alanguilan is Viral Video Star

We’ve often written about our admiration of the graphic novel ELMER by Gerry Alanguilan, both for its lush art and its daring, thoughtful storyline about a world where talking, thinking chickens struggle to be accepted as…people. But it turns out Alanguilan is much better known to the world at large as…”The Greatest Man On The Internet” thanks to a series of popular YouTube videos

Nice art: Toby Cypress and RODD RACER

Longtime readers of The Beat will know we are big fans of Toby Cypress’s strange but beautiful art, seen on things like Killing Girl and The Schizophrenic. It turns out he’s launching his own small press company, Punkrock*Jazz to publish his own work, starting with the long -awaited RODD RACER a Fritz Lang/Frank Robbins/Milton Caniif story about fast cars, crizy cities and a young racer who gets more than he bargained for. Back in the day, they would have called it “Widescreen” but then the screens got too small.