Gender and Feminism in the Jem and th Holograms comic

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We’ve been writing quite a bit in the last year about the slow death of comics media, and one of the reasons is that it’s hard for a small, passion run site to compete with…the New Yorker? Here’s a think piece on the Jem and the Holograms comic by Stephen Burt whose bio tells us […]

The Beat Podcasts!: More to Come – Supergirl Power

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In this week’s podcast, the More to Come Crew – The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald, Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss the new Supergirl tv show and writing to appeal to female audiences, The New York Review of Books opening a comics publishing imprint, Attack On Titan and what its lack of American press […]

NYCC ’15: “Using Tumblr to Sell Your Ideas” Liveblog

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We’re live at the “Using Tumblr to Sell Your Ideas” panel.  Our panelists include Ghost Rider writer Felipe Smith, My Little Pony artist Katie Cook, and The Wicked + the Divine writer Kieron Gillen.  You can even submit questions to their blog [but not anymore…the past has passed…-ed.]. General Information If someone steals content you originally posted […]

The money thing part 1: there is none in writing about comics

Time to get meta again! The article The Awl by Noah Davis about rising pay rates for online writing gave hope to millions: Many newer outlets offer fifty cents per word or more—sites like The Verge might pay a dollar per word—as do established publications, including New York‘s blog network and The Guardian. “You can […]

Tom Spurgeon launches a Patreon campaign and a digital magazine

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After making some noises about it for a while, Tom Spurgeon has joined the crowdfunding world for his award-winning Comics Reporter site with a Patreon that is up to over $500 in less than 24 hours. I think I might have been in the first 10 supporters, and I urge all Beat readers to go […]