Not only is comics blogging still alive, but so is PRINT comics criticism! Zainab Akhtar, formerly of Comics & Cola and now of Short Box, is launching a Kickstarter for Critical Chips, a print magazine of comics criticism by some of today’s most important writers. The zine will contain both essays and comics, with a […]
The revamed CBR.com phasing out its bloggy subsites, but a lot of the writers involved still have blogging in their blood. This is a calling and a curse you see. Kind of like beng a superhero. The Comics Should Be Good crew have announced they are launching their own site, Atomic Junk Shop, with Greg […]
Old New While I was running around last week, Newsarama rolled out its redesign, which isn’t really that different from the old site, as you can see above. Bigger pictures, more modern look. TBH, the navigation is actually a little better, so this gets the IMPROVED! rating from us. The funny symbol was just the […]
It seems that in response to long time rival CBR.com rebranding and getting a redesign and new logo, Newsarama.com is also getting a makeover starting with t anew logo, seen above. Newsarama will not be updating until Tuesday morning, August 30th, but please come back then for a little newness… And keep an eye on […]
Oh speaking of comics media consolidation, which we do weekly here at Stately Beat Manor, comicbookresources.com, the longest running and biggest site about comics, has rebranded as cbr.com, and with a complete redesign. For you nostalgics out there, I saved a screen shot of the old site. CBR was purchased by Valnet back in April, […]
This one hurts. Panels.net a wonderful site about comics that focused mostly on graphic novels, representation and the kind of books that are the future of the medium, with the tagline “Read comics. Be Happy” will fold into parent site Book Riot, editor Swapna Krishna reports. As many of you may know, Panels is the […]
In case you missed it, yesterday retailer Brian Hibbs’ long running Tilting at Windmills column found a new home here at The Beat after a long run at Comic Book Resources.
by Nancy Powell The Comics Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald moderated a Thursday evening panel discussion on the state-of-state of comics journalism, featuring Megan Purdy of Women Write About Comics, Brett Schenker of Graphic Policy and Mark Stack of Comics Bulletin. What they had to say about the challenges of writing against the backdrop of media […]
Here’s a brief burst of non SDCC news: Noah Berlatsky announced that The Hooded Utilitarian blog is going on hiatus: Hey all. I wanted to tell you that HU is going on semi-hiatus, at least for the summer, and possibly for good. We’ll see what happens, but my family is moving in the next couple […]
We lost another one yesterday. David Harper of the oft-linked to and discussed Sktchd sitecalled it quits after a year of think pieces, surveys, podcasts and charts. He’ll continue doing his podcast after a break for the warm Alaskan summer, but those long investigations are a thing of the past. The reasons were the usual: burnout from writing about what you love.