Aline Kominsky-Crumb art will be on display at MoCCA

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In its last two years at the Lexington Armory, MoCCA Fest added a new and delightful element: a display of artwork from the Society of Illustrator’s legendary holdings. This year, with a new venue, they’re still planning an art display, this time of Special Guest Aline Kominsky-Crumb’s work; the exhibit opens April 11th at 11 […]

All the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con guests so far — with five new names

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Okay, the ninth wave of five guests was just announced for this year’s Coic-Con, which will be held in San Diego, as previously revealed. And they are: Sergio Aragonés, cartoonist, MAD, Groo Mark Evanier, writer, producer, comics historian, The Garfield Show, The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio Dave Roman, writer/artist, Astronaut Academy, Teen […]

Vertigo announces AMPED TEAM: Kripke, Higgins and Bolland

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Well since the TV show was announced, they might as well announce the comic. DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, home to creator-driven, standalone and high concept stories, will publish AMPED from acclaimed television creator Eric Kripke (SUPERNATURAL, REVOLUTION).    In the Fall of 2015, AMPED will be released as a six-issue monthly comic book miniseries. The […]

NCS announces Reuben Award Divisional Nominees

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And, following the announcement that Roz Chast, Hilary Price and Stephen Pastis were up for THE Reuben, the nominees in the divisional awards have been announced by the National Cartoonists Society. The comics division has some new faces, led by Babs Tarr , who, it must be said, has had a meteoric, and well deserved, […]

Vertigo’s AMPED in development at USA Network

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The USA Network held its “upfronts” at which pilots are announced, and the big news was Smackdown is coming HOME to the USA Network as the WWE rolls out a more millennial friendly and aspirational “For the Hero in All of Us” program. But also, a show based on an unannounced upcoming Vertigo series is […]

Fantagraphics teases a new Daniel Clowes graphic novel

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Coming in March 2016. Five years in the making. pic.twitter.com/oChHUyKbQm — Fantagraphics Books (@fantagraphics) April 6, 2015 It’s been way too long since we’ve heard from Dan Clowes, Shia LaBeouf aside, but the pile of what appears to be artwork in the above tweet suggests he hasn’t been idle. Clowes’ last work was Wilson, which […]

Infographic: the evolution of Daredevil

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Speaking of Daredevil, infographic whiz Kate Willaert created this diagram of Matt Murdock throughout the years for Shirts.com . It is a notable fact that while the Kirby/Ditko/Bullpen team generally hit a home run with all their character designs, the one that was a little squibbler straight to the pitcher was Daredevil’s red and yellow […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 4/7/15: Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti welcomes WonderCon with open arms

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§ It seems that as soon as the move of WonderCon from Anaheim to Los Angeles was made public, the LA convention center peeps issued a press release. I didn’t get it, but Tom has the whole thing, and what’s notable to me is that LA mayor Eric Garcetti is at the head of the […]

2015 Glyph Award nominees announced, led by Matty’s Rocket

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The nominees for this year’s Glyph Awards, recognizing  the best in comics made by, for, and about Black people in 2014, have just been announced.  The winners will be announced on Friday, May 15, 2015, from 6:30p.m. – 9p.m., at the at ECBACC  in PhIladelphia. This is the 10th year for the Glyph Awards, and they spotlight some […]

Dynamic Forces teams with EVINE to sell limited editions

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Home shopping for comics and related collectibles is coming back, as Dynamic Forces will be selling some of their limited edition merch on Evine. The first event is this Wednesday and will focus on Star Wars stuff. Dynamic Forces is proud to announce that EVINE Live (evine.com), the digital retailer and television network delivering entertainment […]

Comings and going: Bethany Bryan and Molly Mahan

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More editorial moves around comics, as Bethany Bryan has joined Papercutz as Associate Editor. An industry veteran, Bryan comes from a background in children’s books, starting her career at Scholastic, working on books for babies and toddlers, and then moving over to library nonfiction publishing for a teen market. A writer, she’s frequently published online, and co-edits Gamervescent, […]

Bookmark: What Were Comics?

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A dream team of comics scholars has been assembled, including Professor Bart Beaty, Unflattening author Nick Sousanis, and asst. professor Benjamin Woo, and using funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and The University of Calgary and Carleton University they’ve launched a website called What Were Comics? which will…well, it’s best […]

24 Hours of International Comics in Review: From Boulet to Sandman

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In case you missed it, we had a celebration of comics around the world on Friday with Beat staffers posting their thoughts on all kinds of comics, from manga to webcomics to British comics creators. Because it was a busy holiday, here’s a list of all of the posts. Run Freak Run (Berlin, Germany) by […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 4/6/15: Zunar charged with sedition

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§ Before we get into the news, a reminder to follow @ComicsBeatCons on Twitter for live tweets and inside dirt from all the shows that Elite Beat Operatives attend. Our little tweeters were very busy at WonderCon including scooping the move to LA. § Malaysian cartoonist Zunar’s clash with the law continued my Friday as […]

Minimum wage hike threatens SF’s Comix Experience

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Well, here is a shoe that no one wanted to hear drop, but it can’t be termed unexpected. San Francisco will raise their minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next three years, and this threatens a lot of businesses, like bookstores, that have very small margins. The science fiction bookstore Borderlands planned to close, […]

2015 Doug Wright Award finalists led by Bunjevac, Tamakis, DeForge, Jacobs

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    It’s time for the annual nominations in Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning. The finalists, representing the best in Canadian cartooning, are chosen by a judging panel—this year’s included Jerry Ciccoritti, Barbara Postema, Sean Rogers, Geneve Firanski and Chester Brown—and presented at aa gala during TCAF, this year to be held on May 9. And the nominees are: […]