Speaking of David Gibbons, the subject of the nine-panel grid was debated on Twitter the other day following a conversation spark from J.A. Micheline: okay guys: what's the deal with the 9-panel grid. why is it good. what is the source of the hype. — J. A. Micheline⚡️ (@elevenafter) April 24, 2017 You can dig around […]
Drawn & Quarterly recently released Joe Ollmann’s latest graphic novel, The Abominable Mr. Seabrook. Joe Ollmann worked on this graphic for a period of five years, not simply to write and illustrate the book, but also to do extensive research on the life of the extremely colourful author William Seabrook. Not simply content with this […]
Helpful tip for crediting art in comics. One is by Jamie McKelvie and the other is by Jamie McKelvie and Matt Wilson. See the difference? pic.twitter.com/5HJJz9zZQl — Matt Wilson (@COLORnMATT) January 20, 2017 This tweet by colorist Matt Wilson was going around last week, and not only does it reinforce the importance of properly crediting […]
By: Nicholas Eskey Often in the comic book industry we focus our admiration on the artist, shortly followed by the writer. But what about those unsung individuals that separate comic books from just fancy drawings? I’m talking about the colorists and the letterers. Yesterday in room 24D of the Convention Center, 5 people in those […]
The other day we told you about a Frank Miller DKIII variant cover that had everyone talking about its (depending on your point of view) minimalist and/or shockingly incompetent art style.
After some twitter discussion, artist James Harvey took it upon himself to show that Miller’s recent work might be suffering from a misplaced coloring esthetic.
And then all hell broke loose.
Greg Pak explains why he’s Kickstarting a book about how to run a successful Kickstarter. Since Kickstarter Secrets is already successful, you probably shouldsupport this book and listen to this man before you run your own comics Kickstarter!
Here’s a comprehensive interview with Dover’s Drew Ford about the future of their comics line, with many more reprints coming (including a personal favorite, Through the Habitrails). But a little gem is dropped that the book I wrote with Phil Yeh about Alfredo Alcala, Secret Teachings of a Comic Book Master has found an audience: […]
Renaissance woman Alex De Campi is not only a writer and director…she also letters her own comics and now she’s shown you how you can too! I am one of those rare writers who letter their own comic books. It started off, as so many things do, because we couldn’t afford a decent letterer. Then […]
There exist on the internet a good few resources on how to break into writing comics—many of them linked at The Beat’s own resource page—but there is always room for more, especially more by The Wicked + The Divine’s Kieron Gillen, who is writing some of the best comics out there these days. But if […]
I know everyone is sick of The Force Awakens already, but if you have any interest left, the good news is that screenwriter Todd Alcott has returned to his blog to examine the character arcs of this movie, starting with Rey. And yeah, can’t wait for Kylo Ren. The major characters in The Force Awakens, like […]