Spinner racks, comics journalmalism, C0n 3.0, and Avengers Infinity War. Plus M’Baeku’s first con.
With the release of his massive hit webcomic hitting the bookshelves, I had the opportunity to speak with Andrew Hussie, the elusive and hilarious creator of Homestuck, one of the most ambitious and interactive independent comics ever created. ~ Q1. You say in this intro that this book is for enjoyment, perhaps a leisurely companion […]
For many years, there has been an unassuming button on the Beat’s sidebar urging you to sign up for our mailing list. That was because we’d always planned to put out a newsletter wrapping up the days or weeks news, just like all the cool websites. But it didn’t happen. Despite that, hundreds of you signed […]
Rounding up some recent think pieces and facing the most annoying thing in comics. Plus the greatest panel report of all times.
As we enter a whole new year, it’s safe to say that terrorialism and tribalism have made a big comeback; in a time of haves and havenots, people cling to their groups, with often disastrous results. In comics, it’s not that different; with lean times seemingly looming, people are minding their own stores and not seeing […]
. Will the now wholly owned Beat be the last comics website to turn out the lights? Ya never know There was some private social media conversation this week about Comics Bulletin sort of dwindling into the forest. I hadn’t been following the site’s workings since a snappy new staff and direction were announced last […]
If you’re looking for the model of the modern, successful creative, Greg Pak is a good start. Multimedia (from making films to making comics), multi revenue stream – writing a lot of Marvel comics is fine, but running multiple successful Kickstarters is fine too – and if you read his Twitter, he can even make […]
For the five people still interested in comics industry news, Dan Nadel is leaving tcj.com as co-editor; he’ll be replaced by Tucker Stone. Stone recently left NoBrow to join the distributor Consortium so I guess it’s less of a conflict of interest. Nadel wrote: Tomorrow is my last day as co-editor of The Comics Journal. The reason […]
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 […]
Tumblr has just changed hands again, as part of Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo under the rebranded Oath umbrella (re that name – someone’s definitely been watching Game of Thrones.) Although a here four years ago then Yahoo head Marissa Mayer paid $1 billion for a bunch of teenagers reposting pictures of Tom Hiddleston. Though […]