Following a storied history and a sad decline in the digital era, The Village Voice is publishing comics again with new strips by Lauren Weinstein and Karl Stevens.
I can’t really improve on this NYT story by Katie Rogers on the recent use of K.C. Green’s “I’m Fine” meme in regards to the GOP convention, except maybe give it a more comics centric spin. (It’s common for musicians to criticize a political candidate’s use of their song, but a cartoonist criticizing the use […]
Last week we told you about Cerebus in Hell #0, a new “fumetti” style comic strip by Dave Sim and Sandeep Atwal that uses Gustave Dore’s art and Sim’s captions to reveal the earthpig’s descent into the afterlife in a darkly humorous fashion. There will be a one shot, available in October, daily Cerebus in […]
If you’re not impressed by the shelf porn shot from this brief video for the Library of American Comics you shouldn’t be reading this site. The row of Eisner Awards isn’t shabby, either.
This week the nominees for the Cartoonists of the Year, aka THE Reuben, presented yearly by the National Cartoonists Society, were announced and they are: Lynda Barry Stephan Pastis Hilary Price Michael Ramirez Mark Tatulli Partis and Price were nominated last year (Roz Chast was the winner.) This is the first time I ever remember […]
By Nicholas Eskey San Diego publisher IDW have grown steadily beyond their beginnings of comics. Though comics are still their main focus, the company in recent years has expanded beyond that and into other forms of entertainment. At this year’s Wondercon, IDW Entertainment represented by Dirk Wood, Vice Present of Marketing, David Hedgecock, Managing Editor, […]
A creatively vital use of an emerging medium
We’re a cultured group here at Stately Beat Manor, and a lot of that classical culture comes via POP culture. Julius Caesar? Asterix. Classical music? Looney Tunes. The Iliad? Larry Gonick. The Tempest? Sandman. And Peanuts? Reading Peanuts, we discovered Beethoven. Ludwig van. Torsten AdairI’ve been writing for The Beat since July of 2010. I’ve been […]
The New York Times, which is the one newspaper that never ran comics strips, reverse engineers their insertion into Sunday papers as something of a novelty, instead of an elegy to the death of the newspaper itself. The occasion is a piece on a special 16 page color comics insert spotlighting the 100th anniversary of […]
As promised, a new Bloom County comic strip is up—as promised, on Facebook of all places. Creator Berke Breathed announced the return during SDCC, and a lot of 90s kids are over the moon with this. The strip is appearing in a Sunday color format. On subsequent FB posts, Breathed has explained that Opus was […]