We’re stealing Vintage LA’s photos Debbie Reynolds as Miss New Year to wish you a happy new year. 2016 has been trying at times, but at least the Cubs won the World Series finally…and unleashed the rapture in the process. As always, thanks to all of you for reading and supporting and commenting and being […]
Archives for December 2016
I’ll have to admit watching tv isn’t a big priority for me despite the fact that it is the preeminent medium of our streaming era. Aside from the unpredictable live result of New York Mets baseball and the tones of Gary Cohen Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling, little on tv holds interest for me. But […]
MariNaomi’s latest comic is a fascinating story of friendship spanning decades. Published by the consistently excellent publisher Retrofit Comics, I Thought YOU Hated ME retraces the friendship of Mirabai and Mari and moves from their initial meeting in a schoolyard in 1981 to today. Told in slice of life style, never running longer than a page, allows […]
2016 marked another year where the intersection of comics and video games was not unlike a 4-way stop where only cars driven by Batman could go through while the rest of us are given DUI checks. Counting releases on mobile phone/tablet games, more than a dozen games hit the market based on comic book properties; […]
Our Entertainment Editor, Kyle Pinion, selects the 10 best films of the year
Featuring Beat staff members and special contributions from some of the best cartoonists of the year. It was a wild year but there were some good comics to keep us entertained and thinking.
I’ve recently had the chance to interview Luc Bossé, the founder and editor of Montreal’s Pow Pow Press, about their work and their upcoming releases. They’ve recently released three books in English: Art Wars by Francis Desharnais, Earthbound by Blonk and Going Under by Zviane. Each of these books has a unique style and I found all of them to be a […]
Upon reading the news, I immediately burst into tears and sobbed; crying on and off for nearly an hour. If anyone would understand this reaction, I think it’s you.
In a meeting at President-Elect Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate yesterday, Reuters photographer Jonathan Ernst managed to snap a photo through the window of Issac Perlmutter, Marvel’s CEO, along side Trump. The long lens and bad shooting conditions give the photo a suitably demonic glaze. As for Ernst, I hear he’s up for a role in Rogue Two.
§ Back from a holiday internet vacation. Sometimes you just need to release the tension on the winch. Hope you all had a good holiday. § Nice art: I guess the Village Voice is serious about this comics thing as here’s Wall of Shame by Gilbert Hernandez, tackling the matter of the day. (Wish someone […]