BAREFOOT GEN and I SAW IT creator Keiji Nakazawa died on December 19th at age 73. The cause was lung cancer. As a boy of six, Nakazawa survived the nuclear bomb that fell on Hiroshima, although most of his family died in the bombing. The horrific events that followed were recounted in fictionalized form in […]
Archives for December 2012
Via Comics Alliance, a St Nicholas tale by Benito Cereno And Evan ‘Doc’ Shaner .
All the best to all Beat readers and their loved ones—let’s hope it’s a safe and peaceful one. Did you get some good toys for Christmas? Let us know in the comments!
It was another standout year for illustrator Jon Klassen with his book This Is Not My Hat, the follow up to I Want My Hat Back.
Via Colin Upton’s Universe
Via Ruben Bolling
Strangehaven creator and author of several top notch books about comics, Gary Spencer Millidge has a holiday card.
No offense to the other 78+ projects out there but nothing on Kickstarter has been catching my eye as of late. Maybe I’m spoiled with projects like the recently successful Peter Pan, BAD KARMA and The Big Feminist BUT. It seems like a slow season but thankfully there are projects like Con Season and Pariah, Missouri to keep things interesting.
As the holidays unfurl we’ll share some holiday art from our comics pals to enjoy as you savor some hot cider!
2012 was the year we saw Marvel relaunch, DC reboot, Image rise, and Valiant return. And yet perhaps one of the biggest success stories of the year was the founding of Monkeybrain Comics by Allison Baker and Chris Roberson.