The creative community is still waiting on Patreon to officially address the new policy of passing transaction fees on to the patrons (backers), but it appears that co-founder and figurehead Jack Conte has been calling some of creators to discuss the situation with them. Jeph Jacques, the cartoonist behind Questionable Content (over 5,300 patrons as of […]
CALA is coming to LA this weekend, and you’ll want to check out the limited edition of a new graphic novel by Ezra Claytan Daniels and Ben Passmore.
The holiday gifting time is here and the Beat crew stands ready with some suggestions for the comics lover, comics curious or even comics oblivious – there’s something for everyone out there. Let’s take a look at some suggestions for that person in your life who likes alternative and indie comics! A subscription to Youth in Decline’s Frontier […]
For the last five days, wildfires have ravaged Southern California. Blazes from San Diego county to Ventura, near Los Angeles, have burned through over 150,000 acres of land and as of this article’s writing, are largely still not contained. Many homes have been destroyed over the course of this week, including one belonging to Kate […]
Seems like it’s a season of change in Crowdfunding. Last week, we talked with Spike about Drip, Kickstarter’s answer to Patreon and now Patreon’s announced a change in their billing structure. Announced yesterday to creators and today to patrons (backers), this is how Patreon phrases it on their FAQ page: “With this update, creators will […]
Graphic novels for children were up 25% in sales between 2015-2016, according to NPD Bookscan’s Kristen McLean. IT’s part of a continued strength in children’s book sales, despite the electronic evolution of iPad and iPhone babysitting devices. McLean delivered this and other demographic info at Global Kids Connect 2017, a conference for publishers held in […]
Clint and Kate are back for a family reunion in Hawkeye #13, the latest comic book debut in Marvel’s Legacy initiative, reviving retro concepts with newer ideas. That’s not all that came out in this crowded week! We’re also here to right a major wrong by covering the fantastic Salahdin Ahmed and Christian Ward Black Bolt title–The House of […]
Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson join the Comics Media connection tonight at 10 pm on SyFy with the premiere of Happy! starring Christopher Melon and Patton Oswalt. The premise is all Morrison: HAPPY! is based on New York Times best-selling author Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel of the same name. The series follows Nick […]
Louie Hlad reviews this week’s DC comics!
Said to be “The Friendly, Intimate Comic Con Experience,” San Diego Comic Fest held a volunteer meeting on Sunday afternoon at the Pacific Beach public library. This will mark 6-years for the convention organized by Mike Towry, one of the original co-founders of San Diego Comic-Con. For its 2018 theme, San Diego Comic Fest will […]