To Do: September 7 – September 13

Labor Day just marks the beginning of another week of great comics events, though this week they’re mostly centred on the East Coast. Sunday’s Brooklyn Book Festival in particular looks to be a must-attend event. Here’s what’s coming up: Tuesday, September 8 Brookline, MA, 7 PM – Josh Neufeld at Brookline Booksmith Brooklyn-based cartoonist (A […]

To Do: August 4 – August 9

Wednesday, August 5 Los Angeles, CA, 6 PM – 10 PM – Tyrese Gibson’s Mayhem at Meltdown Comics Actor, singer, comics writer and hype machine Tyrese Gibson and the rest of the creative team of his new comic book, MAYHEM, Mike Le, Will Wilson, and Tone Rodriguez, will make a signing apperance at L.A. retailer […]

TO DO: Monday July 20 – Sunday July 27

Believe it or not, there are FIVE comic book shows spread across USA this week, although arguably only one that matters. But even though all eyes will be on San Diego, there’s a smattering of other interesting stuff going on this week as well. Read on! Monday, July 20 Ann Arbor, MI, 6 PM – […]

To Do: July 6 – 12

With less than two weeks left until San Diego, there’s still plenty going on, including the Asian American Comic Con in NYC and a new underground comix exhibition in SF. Plus events with Brian Azarrello, Lynda Barry, Michael Kupperman, Peter Bagge and more! Wednesday, July 7 New York, NY, 8 PM – Neil Kleid at […]

To Do: Tuesday, June 2 – Sunday, June 7

MoCCA, Jason, Seth, Adrien Tomine, David Mazzucchelli, Nicolas Mahler, old-time comic strip songs, plus the usual more, more more! It’s another week full of wonderful comic events… Tuesday, June 2 Los Angeles, CA, 7 PM – Guillermo del Toro at Borders Westwood Has Guillermo Del Toro ever scripted a comic book? At any rate, the […]

To do today: Neil Gaiman at PEN World Voices Festival

Author and comics scribe Neil Gaiman (SANDMAN) makes an appearance in Chestertown, MD, tonight at 7:30 at Washington College’s Cain Auditorium as part of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature. Gaiman will be talking about his literary inspiration with Washington College’s Joshua Wolf Shenk. Admission is free and open to the public. No […]

To Do: April 13 – April 19

Lots and lots going on this week, with four separate comic conventions spread across the continent, and appearances from the likes of Michael Chabon, Chris Claremont, Chris Onstad and others. Read on! Monday, April 13 Evanston, IL, 7:30 PM – Michael Chabon at Northwestern University Novelist Michael Chabon (THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & KLAY) […]

To Do: February 23 – 28

San Francisco’s Wonder Con is the big event this weekend, along with Florida’s MegaCon, but there’s plenty of other comic events across the country all week long. Take a look! Monday, February 23 Columbus, OH, 11 AM – 12:30 PM – Tara McPherson at CCAD Illustrator Tara McPherson (FABLES: 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL) will present […]

Pull Quotes: The power of fan fiction?

This is the third time we’ve linked to Kiel Phegley’s coverage of the ICv2 conference, but it’s hard to resist when it’s chock full of quotes to ponder — including this exchange between Ira Rubenstein, executive VP of Marvel’s Global Digital Media Group, Dave Roman, cartoonist and Nickelodeon Magazine associate editor, and Stuart Levy, Tokyopop’s […]

NYCC: Day 2 in pictures

What would a comic book convention be without folks parading around in every manner of costume imaginable? A lot less magical. Where else can you get a thumbs up from the Watchmen Banana? The above photo is from Jürgen Fauth’s photos of costumes at NYCC 09, which also includes the iconic images of Fat Wolverine […]

NYCC: Day 1 in pictures

Photo by R. Pepper Flickr sets have been rolling in from New York, providing a snapshot of the show for those who can’t be there, or those who are there but are simply too busy to see it all (i.e. everyone). A sampling: Excellent photos from behind the scenes at the Penguin Books booth. Pulp […]

Pull Quotes: In the bedroom

A couple of cartoonists who’ve drawn stories revolving around S-E-X were interviewed this week, and their approaches to the material couldn’t be more different. There’s nothing particularly salacious here, but we’ve tucked it behind the cut for the sake of good taste.

Pull Quotes: Diamonds in the rough

We’ve heard how Diamond’s new policy changes are likely to affect independent publishers like SLG and Oni, as well as acclaimed cartoonists like Sammy Harkham and Kevin Huizenga. But what about the smaller publishers and cartoonists trying to get a foot in the door? Indy Comic News asked some newer names in comics what Diamond’s […]

To Do: February 2 – February 8

The big event this week is the New York Comic Con at the Jacob Javits Center from Friday through Sunday, but there are plenty of other comic-related events happing coast-to-coast: Tuesday, February 3 Montreal, QC, 7 PM – KASPAR book launch at Drawn & Quarterly Diane Obomsawin (AKA Obom) launches her new book, KASPAR, from […]

To Do: January 26 – January 31

This week’s events include workshops and a Linda Medley appearance at the Seattle Public Library, a birthday signing for Mike Oeming, and a new opera by Harvey Pekar! There’s also an event on Tuesday that should be of special interest to BEAT readers… Tuesday, January 27 New York, NY, 8 PM – Dan Slott and […]

Comics about the Louvre in the Louvre

(AP Photo by Thibault Camus) As previously reported, Paris’s famed Louvre museum is now housing an exhibition featuring comic books by some of the world’s best cartoonists, another signpost on comics’ Road to Global Domination. The Louvre rarely showcases modern art. That fact alone makes this exhibition worth noting, and since this exhibition is as […]