Review: The Nonadult Delight of Miss Hennipin

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The idea for Miss Hennipin, a new release from Sonatina’s Andy Douglas Day, began as a summer day’s unassuming illustrative dalliance and briskly developed into Day’s main creative output. Now fully realized into a loaded 164 page, color-filled book, Miss Hennipin is another supplement to the diverse and teeming indie comics milieu, upholding the kind […]

The Aesthetic Hybridity of Fumio Obata’s ‘Just So Happens’

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Just So Happens By Fumio Obata Published by Jonathan Cape Buy This Book Upon first impression of Fumio Obata’s new graphic novel, Just So Happens, I was struck with a lot of similar impressions that arose whilst reading a related, albeit a hastily associated work, Glyn Dillon’s Nao of Brown. Sure, both recount stories about […]

BOOKMARK: Robyn Chapman’s THE TINY REPORT

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Here’s a new website that anyone who care’s about the continuing evolution of comics should bookmark and heck regularly: The Tiny Report, a news site focusing on micropresses and other small publishers. It’s run by Robyn Chapman, herself the owner of a micropress, Paper Rocket, publisher of some truly excellent comics that shuoldnt’be thought of […]

New Connor Willumsen & Reginald Péan from SHQ Publishing

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Secret Headquarters, the much admired LA comics store, is one of several that has launched a micro-publishing arm, and they’ll have two new books out for the LA Art Book Fair which kicks off on the 31st. Mover Shaper/Onus by Connor Willumsen A new flip-sketchbook by Canadian artist Connor Willumsen. Trippy urban scenes on one […]

NYCC ’13 The Beat Podcasts! More To Come NYCC Interviews 3

Straight from the convention booth of Publishers Weekly at New York Comic Con, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In part three of our New York Comic Con interview special, Calvin speaks with Jeff Gomez about the new religious graphic novel imprint Vital […]

NYCC ’13 Panel Recap: From Creator to Consumer

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I have a number of panel recaps to write up for you all, so you should expect them to occupy the next few days on the site – and we start with a panel from the ICv2 conference held before the convention opened. Called ‘Comics First!’, the majority of the focus of the conference was […]

Uncivilized Books to publish Sam Alden’s “Hawaii 1997”

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One of the “It” cartoonists at this year’s SPX was definitely Sam Alden, who took home the Most Promising New Talent Ignatz, and was generally mentioned by many people as a cartoonist to watch. While he’s yet to team-up with a “home” publisher, Uncivilized Books will be the first to put out an Alden collection. […]

Submissions Are Open for Erotica Anthology ‘Smut Peddler 2014’

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Smut Peddler, the lady-led erotic anthology edited by Johanna Draper Carlson and C. Spike Trotman, will be returning in 2014 for a new volume. And to set up for that launch, an open call for submissions from women and female/male creative teams has been put out. The anthology will feature probably quite filthy work from […]