Jules Rivera: “Why do they Never Show the Poor Magic Schools?” [Interview]


It might be all well and good for Harry Potter and his inherited money and fancy scholarship-based schooling in a Scottish castle, but stories about young magic-users rarely seems to ever look beyond that. We always seem to end up reading about Chosen Ones, rather than stories which look beyond prophecies and epic fates. For […]

RIP: Steve Moore


Via Strange Attractor Magazine comes word that writer Steve Moore has passed away at the age of 65. Moore was a prolific comics writer, as well as an early editor of and contributor to Fortean Times. Among his comics work, many series for 2000AD and Rebellion, including Lazer Erazer, Axel Pressbutton, Future Shocks, Red Fang […]

MoCCA announces guests, exhibitors, debuts and more


MoCCA Fest is just around the corner—April 5-6—and it’s going to be a pretty great weekend judging by the guest list. After a transitional first year under the Society of Illustrators, it looks like everything is going full speed ahead. In addition to previously announced guests of honor Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, Fiona Staples and […]

How to prepare yourself for Game of Thrones Season Four


Game of Thrones Season Four had its premiere at Lincoln Center last night and they built a big old dragon for the occasion, as seen on Instagram.

The new season debuts on April 6th, and doubtless we will have daily countdown clocks blazing across Tumblr. If you, like The Beat, have waited until the last minute to cram on remembering what happened last season, here’s a short new trailer that was just released: