BKV, Marcos Martin and Private Eye return with “pictures of lunch unlike any you’ve ever experienced.”


Brian K. Vaughan has alerted his mailing list that a new issue of Private Eye, his webcomic with Marcos Martin, is on the way any day now. Issue #4 will be out and to mark the occasion, Vaughan will take over the @PanelSyndicate twitter feed for all of October 9th. Happy October, friends!  Because you’re […]

NYCC ’13: Artist Julian Lytle offers prints of JLA members eating yummy foods


I’m not all that familiar with the work of artist Julian Lytle Is, but by chance I’ve seen the prints he’ll be selling at NYCC, and I think they will be a hit. His theme; JLA members eating picnic food. First up, we have Batman digging into some corn on the cob; watch out for […]

NYCC ’13: Comixology offers signings and giveaways


  Free stuff and signings with Doug Braithwaite, Larry Hama and more! Take comics further this New York Comic Con 2013 at the comiXology booth (#1928) with a host of exclusive giveaways, signings, offers and panels happening all convention long.  ComiXology has produced in conjunction with Image Comics, IDW Publishing and Valiant a series […]

Nice Art: When Anarchy Ruled the Funny Pages


Designer Steven Heller profiles the latest in Pete Maresca’s oversized collections of turn of the century comic strips Society Is Nix: Gleeful Anarchy at the Dawn of The American Comic Strip 1895-1915. Maresca’s Sunday Press Books measure 14″x17″ and predate similarly sized efforts from Kramers Ergot and IDW. His first two book reprinted Little Nemo […]

Dynamite Announce ‘The Art of Jock’ Hardcover


Dynamite have announced that their next artist’s edition hardcover will feature the work of Jock, the artist best known for his covers on Scalped and Batman, along with his interior work on The Losers, 2000AD, and Wolverine. The hardcover will include his art from all of those projects, along with his designs made for The […]

WB head: “We need to get Wonder Woman on the big screen or TV”


I know some of you are sick of our stalking newish WB CEO Kevin Tsujihara, but he’s still in that honeymoon phase where everything he says or does is subject to Kremlinologist analysis. This weekend at a keynote address at the USC Gould School of Law, Tsujihara opened up about the departure of Legendary, the […]

Valiant Tease The Original Quantum and Woody Team


It looks like the week prior to ‘NYCC’ has become the new ‘NYCC’, as Valiant have just sent out a teaser image suggesting that they’re going to be doing something with the original Quantum & Woody team. Are they referring to the characters, or to the creative team of Christopher Priest and Mark Bright, with […]

Nielsen and Twitter reveal the harsh truth that the biggest fan chatter doesn’t equal the biggest audience


Does social media buzz always equal a huge audience? Not necessarily. Nielsen, the sampling company which is the go-to measurer of TV viewership, book, and CD sales, has just released a joint project with Twitter which reveals that the most tweeted about TV shows were not necessarily the most viewed. They did this by measuring […]

Dynamite and Dark Horse Comics Cross Over for ‘The Shadow Vs Grendel’


In possibly one of the biggest announcements surrounding NYCC ’13, Dark Horse and Dynamite have announced that Grendel and The Shadow will cross over for a three-issue miniseries in 2014. Matt Wagner, Grendel’s creator, will be both writing and drawing the story.

Al Jaffee archives going to Columbia University


Librarian Karen Green has done it again! She’s gotten venerable cartoonist Al Jaffee (The Mad fold-in guy) to give his archives to the growing collection at Columbia University. : Karen Green, a Columbia librarian, approached Mr. Jaffee at last year’s New York Comic Con, a gathering place for popular-culture fans, and asked him if was […]

ICv2 Conference announces final speakers


Here’s the final line up for Wednesday’s ICv2 conference — it kicks off at 1 pm at the Javits. Info on how to attend here. (Full disclosure, the Beat is a co-sponsor of the event.) 
The ICv2 White Paper This ICv2 White Paper will present a comprehensive look at the comics and graphic novel market […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 10/7/13: Barefoot Gen translator’s talk canceled


Here’s a complicated story out of Japan. Alan Gleason, translator of Keiji Nakasawa’s classic manga about the bombing of Hiroshima, has a talk at a Japanese high school canceled because of vague reasons involving “recent circumstances” and “social trends.” When he questioned staff if the cancellation was due to controversy over the manga in the […]