NYCC ’15: Marjorie Liu on “Monstress”, Rebuilding Life After Trauma, and The State of Being an Asian American Creator


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.

NYCC’15: Another Attendance Record Smashed! (But how do you fit more people inside Javits?)


Forbes reports on New York Comic Con’s record attendance: If you spent any time at all at New York Comic Con last weekend, you know there were lots and lots and LOTS of people crowding the Javits Center on the west edge of Manhattan. Official attendance numbers now confirm that observation. ReedPop just confirmed to […]

NYCC ’15: Biggest ever with 167,000 tickets sold


I haven’t seen the numbers floated around much, but this year’s NYCC was clearly the biggest ever as show runner Lance Fensterman told me for PW: The 2015 edition of the New York Comic Con was the biggest yet, with 169,000 tickets sold–up from 151,000 in 2014. Along with even more people, the event—held October […]

The Beat Podcasts! New York Comic Con coverage from More To Come


Brought to you by Publishers Weekly, it’s More To Come, the weekly podcast of comics news, interviews and discussion with Calvin Reid, Kate Fitzsimons and The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. This week, we have a wide array of interviews from and about 2015’s New York Comic Con! More To Come 174: An Interview with NYCC […]

NYCC’15: WBTV Preview Night Screenings


Last Thursday, early afternoon, I perused the lower level halls of New York Comic Con. Autographings and photo ops were running nicely, and the Queue Hall (aka “the stockyards”) was mostly empty, as the morning crush had long subsided, and most of the Main Stage events in Hall 1-D had already occurred.  Out of curiosity, […]

NYCC ’15: Wes Craig on “Deadly Class” – The Process and Perils of a Career with Assassins


At New York Comic Con last week, The Beat’s Lindsey Morris chatted with Wes Craig about his current comics life – what it’s like to spend your days elbow-deep in teenage assassins, angst, and violence.

NYCC ’15: Miracle on Artist Alley as Winsor & Newton Blesses Creators with Hundreds of Free Markers

Processed with VSCO

When the lights in New York Comic Con 2015’s Artist Alley dimmed low on Sunday, everyone thought that party was over.  As it turns out, the celebration was just getting started.  While artists packed their bags, Winsor & Newton, a prestigious art supply company in attendance the show, decided to give away their entire leftover stock of pigment markers to […]