The internet has a tendency to ask questions it doesn’t expect or necessarily want answered. There’s an almost rhetorical nature to the way questions are posed. The question can then serve the dual purpose of both acknowledging and somehow dismissing the problem. As if by stating knowledge of the issue the author is absolved […]
Every year, Cartoon Art Museum gives out the Sparky Award to a cartoon artist who embodies the talent, innovation and humanity of Charles M. Schulz. This year’s award went to Jeff Smith, who’s probably best known for the phenomenon that is Bone. Official PR follows: The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to announce that Jeff Smith, best known […]
Wizard World has been making some long-planned announcements. Although I’ve heard a lot of people try to say they are losing altitude fast, they are still making moves and investing. In this case, two smaller market shows were announced for 2017, Wizard World Montgomery, Ala., and Wizard World Springfield, Mo.. That brings the number of […]
Looking for something fun, free, and nerdy to do with your Saturday? Dust off your sketchbook & register for free tickets to Dare2Draw’s celebration of Kirby and Eisner at the Art Students League.
Minnesota-based publisher 2dcloud has launched it’s quarterly crowdfunding campaign for its 2017 summer collection. 2dcloud has been using crowdfunding as a mechanism for pre-orders and to create curated book bundles. They’re a publisher from which you never know what to expect. They keep selecting new and innovative work to publish that always defy and satisfy […]
Quirk Books is running their BOOK POP! online comic-con this week – with Quirk Books authors being interviews on social media and across multiple blogs and websites. We here at The Beat love the wide range of run books that Quirk puts out…and we also LOVED the chance to interview Jon Morris, the author of The League of […]
From Vertigo to Berger Books, Karen Berger has been on a lifelong journey to bring new ideas to comics.
By Andrea Ayres On the search for women colorists, letterers, inkers, writers or artists but aren’t sure where to look? Then the Visible Women hashtag is the place for you. The event is a project of the company Milkfed, founded by comic book writers Kelly Sue DeConnick (BitchPlanet) and Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS). The hashtag […]
Over the past year, Shade, the Changing Girl has carved out a distinctive space for itself in the comics landscape. The standout book of DC Comics’ Young Animal imprint, Shade tells the story of a young Avian woman named Loma who tires of life on her home planet, Meta. A youthful obsession with Earth and the poet Rac Shade […]
In sad news, it looks Kim Thompson’s estate sale is this weekend in Seattle. The listing doesn’t specifically say it’s Kim Thompson, but it would be hard to be anyone else with that description. Click over to the estate sale page for glimpses of some of the art that’s for sale. It’s a significant collection […]