Women’s History month is wrapping up, but we at The Beat don’t feel we celebrated it properly, so for the next 24 hours most of the Beat staff is collaborating on “24 Hours of Women Cartoonists” to spotlight some of our favorite creators.
Publishers seem increasingly willing to roll the dice on anthology formats recently. Maybe it’s the success of things like Dark Horse Presents, and the model they’ve followed of introducing new works and then successfully spinning them off into new story titles like BLACK BEETLE. There’s an inherently approachable aspect to anthologies—new readers can pick them […]
Local comic-cons are all the rage these days, and now Long Island is getting its own show: Eternal Con, which will be held June 15th at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. Given the setting, it’s appropropriate that the focus is o GI Joe. Guests thus far include Larry Hama, natch, Billy Tucci […]
Even allowing for the fact that we’re not supposed to like any of the characters in Uncanny Avengers (only this week, Wolverine calls Japanese mutant Sunfire “a walking atomic bomb” and nobody bats an eyelid – not even Sunfire, whose mother died in Hiroshima!), the book is going to startling lengths with some of the […]
People often ask me “Why don’t you do a podcast?” I answer, “I do.” This week on More To Come 46: Exit JManga, Persepolis Banned, myself, Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss the closing of JManga, the Chicago school ban on Persepolis, writer turnover and turmoil at DC, the digital promotion that crashed Comixology […]
2000AD, the British anthology comic, announced that their most recent issue – last Wednesday’s prog 2814 – would be an easy jump-on point for anybody. Anyone can pick it up and get an idea of what 2000AD is all about, what the writing style is like, and how the stories work. So, that came across […]
On March 21st 2013 at the Union Hall bar, restaurant, and music venue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, comics creator and TRIP CITY co-curator Dean Haspiel and comedian/actress Katharine Heller launched what may be the first of several salon events featuring comics, comedy, prose, and musical performances entitled “NIGHT JOB”. Though it was a new venture, […]
For the legion of Dash Shaw fans and admirers, 2013 has, thus far, been a year of anticipation and enthusiastic anxiousness for the upcoming releases from this multi-talented artist. Fantagraphics already has NEW SCHOOL and 3 NEW STORIES lined up, and Tom Kaczynski’s Uncivilized Books is starting the year off with the release of NEW JOBS, […]