Josh Mecouch’s webcomic “Mitt and Rob”


In the wake of the first exciting debate, I thought I’d share with you the best thing the election season influenced the internet. Funny man Rob Delaney loves to mess with presidential candidate Mitt Romney on twitter. The insanely talented Josh Mecouch draws a webcomic inspired by his tweets.   Mecouch also publishes a webcomic every Monday at Formal Sweatpants:


“Marvel Comics, The Untold Story” Invades Grantland


By Todd Allen Sean Howe’s book Marvel Comics, The Untold Story gets double-duty today on Grantland, the ESPN-spin-off webside fronted by Bill “Sports Guy” Simmons.  The book is a warts and all history of Marvel and goes on sale on October 9th, so there may be a few more of these in the coming days as […]


Coming Attractions: Marvel: Fall-Winter 2012


This season’s latest and greatest from the House of Ideas! I’ve highlighted a few, but feel free to let us know what you like, dislike, or would like to see more of! — Marvel Avengers vs. X-Men John Romita, Jonathan Hickman, Matt Fraction, Jaso… FRONTLIST November 21, 2012, On Sale Date: 11/7 Ages 13 And […]


The Most Unusual Cosplay You’ll See Today


By Todd Allen The following photo is not a drawing.  It’s a person.


Hey! Memorial returns as a fortnightly digital series


By Steve Morris IDW announced today that the second story set in the universe of Chris Roberson and Rich Ellis’ Memorial series is to be released as a digital series via Comixology. And, hey, that starts today, with the first chapter up right now. One of the most entertaining fantasy stories of the last year, the […]


Bryan Lee O’Malley interviews Andrew Hussie – world shifts on axis


Or, basically, the ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Guy Interviews the ‘Homestuck’ Guy and explains it for those who find it somewhere between dubstep and Gangnam on the “things that are current” list. Homestuck is big and popular. Homestuck is about four 13-year-old internet friends trying to play a computer game that will either save or destroy the […]


On the Scene: The 2012 Ignatz Awards at SPX

Drozd Ignatz

By Hannah Means-Shannon The Ignatz Awards are known for their quick-fire pace and sense of humor but that doesn’t mean they downplay the often very personal extremes indie comics creators face in pursuit of publication.  Jerzy Drozd acted as MC of the 2012 awards and crammed a lengthy shopping list of emotional highs and lows […]


Oh Bob Peak


The great illustrator’s poster for EXCALIBUR. More on Bob Peak. Via Grantbridge Street.


Batman Hates Bronies


The battle is over and Batman won. Or so he thinks. Animation by James Lee. Via Cartoon Brew


IDW launches IDW Limited line of direct to consumer deluxe projects


Continuing on with their blockbuster “Artists Edition” line, IDW is getting even more exclusive with a new imprint called IDW Limited which will offer books direct to consumers with editions of as few as 10 copies. The line is launching with a special edition of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 1, Change Is Constant with […]


Becky Cloonan working on a book for First Second

We nearly forgot to mention the newsiest item from First Second publisher Mark Siegel’s diary: Becky Cloonan is working on a book for First Second! Cause to celebrate! I just got off the phone with Becky Cloonan’s agent Judy Hansen—we’re going ahead with a most EXCITING project, about which I’ll say no more! Glimpse sketches […]


Here are those Adrian Tomine tour dates


Comin to a town near you with NEW YORK DRAWINGS. Excellent.


Kibbles ‘n’ Bits: 10/3/12—a birth and anniversaries


§ First off, big congrats to Beat colleague Whitney Matheson on the birth of her baby girl! § Tony Isabella celebrates his 40th anniversary in comics I met Stan Lee that day and managed not to embarrass myself.  Stan told me I would also be assisting him with Monster Madness, which consisted of big photos […]


Comics are as great as you want them to be


A few recent things that scampered across my reading stirred similar feelings. One was MTV Geek’sThe 10 Best Comics Of September 2012 which was a reasonable sampling of pamphlet form comics from Marvel, DC Image, Dark Horse and Boom. It was by no means an embarrassingly bad list (credited author Alex Zalben reads a lot […]