Halfway into a pleasant Oakland morning I met up up with Jason Shiga in his family home. At a nearby cafe, we talked about his recently completed comic Demon, his approaching yearlong residency in Angoulême, France, and a variety of other topics over breakfast. Comics Beat: Right now, when people think of Jason Shiga they […]
Please go read Lady of the Shard, the new comic by Gigi D.G. as soon as you can in the best space available to you.
Lucy Knisley talks about her new book “Something New,” the process of having authentic experiences, upcoming projects, and Mark Rothko.
Lucy Knisley is rapidly becoming a household name in the world of memoir, alternating between travelogues such as French Milk and Displacement and more thematic memoir work such as her New York Time’s Bestselling Relish and her brand new, well, Something New: Tales From a Makeshift Bride all about her experiences of getting married as well as a critique of […]
The Beat sat down with cartoonist Sonny Liew to chat about The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye – hisvnew graphic novel recently published in the US discussing Singapore’s tumultuous history after WWII through the work of prolific Singaporean cartoonist Charlie Chan Hock Chye.
Panel Syndicate quietly releases new series ‘Barrier” from Vaughan, Martin, and Vicente and you should pick it up!
Touting it as “the first truly international graphic novel”, Humanoids announced a brand new anthology named The Tipping Point, due out January 2016. Featuring 13 creators from 3 continents and simultaneously published in 4 countries, it’s hard to contest their claim and I gotta tell you, I’m still picking my jaw up off the floor with this list. With names like Naoki Urasawa, Frederik Peeters, Boulet, Paul Pope, Taiyô Matsumoto,Bastien Vivès, and more – good luck not picking this up.
If you’re hankering for something to scratch that Samurai Champloo itch, you should take a look at Stéphane Métayer’s Tephlon Funk! – a Hip Hop story told through an manga-influenced comic with French artists David Tako and Nicolas Safe. The Kickstarter campaign has 5 days left on it and they’re just over the 50% mark to self-publish the […]
In the quiet early hours of Saturday in New York Comic-Con’s press lounge, Marjorie Liu chatted with The Beat about her new Image title “Monstress” with artist Sana Takeda, systemic racism, the expectations places on creators of color, and the intergenerational trauma of war.
As New York Comic-Con’s show floor slowly shuffled to a close on Friday evening, The Beat’s Zach Clemente slipped behind the Epic Proportions booth to chat with one of his all-time favorite artists, Cliff Chiang. They talk mostly about Chiang’s new book with Image Comics, “Paper Girls”.