Sad to confirm the death of Steve, my big brother and my hero. He passed away in the city he loved (NYC). He will be sorely missed. Cheers x — glyn dillon (@glyn_dillon) October 22, 2016 I’ve never been so devastated to write a post here at The Beat. Confirmed by his brother, artist Steve […]
Netflix has a lot of original series, and not all of them get as much attention as Luke Cage. Easy is a new anthology about relationships and sex, and once you know that it features a whole show where Malin Ackerman and Orlando Bloom go at it, you may want to check it out. But […]
Diarist cartoonist Dustin Harbin is a Charlotte local and his diary for the day is about the unrest in Charlotte that started over a police shooting, and has continued with two nights of unrest and a shooting. It’s a sad time in our world. Heidi MacDonald Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in […]
Sonny Liew’s The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is already a classic in his native Singapore, as the first graphic novel to win a major literary award, and its one of the most startling and original graphic novels of the year anywhere. Displaying cartooning skills, vision and a sense of Singapore history, it’s the equivalent […]
At the end of the month, the thriving scene of artists studios centered in the Gowanus part of Brooklyn will be no more. As reported last year (but not imediately connected to the comics world) a massive collection of old warehouses that have been turned into artists studios, in the classic NYC sense, are now being turned into…well condos, probably. The area is located near the toxic Gowanus Canal and not considered safe for habitation but that won’t stop anyone. Maybe a bank or a organic dog treat store or a prozen yogurt shop will open up.
Dean Haspiel gave the keynote speech at the Harveys and although there were a lot of joking catcalls from the audience, his speech had most people stunned by the end. It was a heartfelt tribute to the power of the comics community, while also refelcting the uncertain times that artists have in New York and, really, any community where real estate has soared beyond their reach. With eprmission, here’s the entrie text of the speech.
A few months ago Ted McKeever, who has a resume as long as my arm and two legs put together, announced he was moving away from comics. But not before releasing a blistering roman a clef a bout his career called Pencil Head. But it jus isn’t fun any more, he writes. Traversing the comic […]
Phil Hester is the artist on Shipwreck, the upcoming book written by Warren Ellis about a very strange shipwreck, so he seems to be doing jsut fine in the comics world, especially with a large and well liked body of work behind him. BUt as he revelas in an interview at Comics Bulletina vision problem […]
It’s true there’s been a huge exodus of cartoonists (and other non rich creative types) from New York City in the last few years, but there are a few doughty souls still sticking it out, and Aaron Cometbus’s long running zine (look it up) takes it on in issue #57: The comics scene is thriving […]