Growing pains hitting many indie comics shows


Even indie comics are getting to be, if not big business, then extremely popular. More popular than a street fair, even. The last two years, perhaps inspired by BCGF and TCAF, have seen indie shows spring up in many cities from Minneapolis Autopic, to Portland’s The Projects to Chicago’s CAKE. While we noted that last […]

Gerber and Rosa get the Finger Award


  The winners of the Bill Finger Award for 2013 have been announced and they are Steve Gerber and Don Rosa. The award was created in 2005 to recognize writers—one living, one deceased—who have yet to receive adequate notice for their work. Gerber and Rosa are certainly exemplary choices. Gerber’s work on Howard the Duck, […]

“A Contract With God” goes on display at Scott Eder Gallery


Brooklyn’s Scott Eder Gallery has announced an impressive show for next month devoted to art, sketches and other drawings from Will Eisner’s A Contract With God, the groundbreaking graphic novel that helped inspire comics storytelling in the US. IT’s the first time the art hyas been shown and offered for sale, so it should be […]

What are DC’s 25 most ‘essential’ graphic novels?


This May DC released a free guide in magazine-like format, about the size of a small prestige graphic novel itself, containing a list of “essential graphic novels” and also a “chronology” for new readers. It’s not a bad idea considering what a difficult time new readers, or those who have left for awhile, can have […]

The Phoenix Presents: Neill Cameron and Daniel Hartwell on The Pirates of Pangaea!


Every Friday, Stately Beat Mansion invites round a comic creator or two for a cup of tea, complementary Kit Kat, and a chat about their work in The Phoenix. The Phoenix is a UK series which features a range of the best all-ages comics available, from all kinds of wonderful creators – all compiled into […]

Kate Brown, Emma Vieceli and Paul Duffield Take Over the Tower of London


Well I suppose it was only a matter of time before they took over a castle of their own. We should’ve seen this coming. Today the Tower of London revealed that art from the trio of Paul Duffield, Kate Brown and Emma Vieceli had been erected around the base of scaffolding currently in place on […]