§ Happy Valentines day, all! To honor this day of love, flowers, candy and anxiety, here’s the cover of the very first Rangeland Romances from June 1935. NO it isn’t a comic, but it does have a feisty lady and an Owlshoot. Because before there was Tinder, there were Owlshoots. Ladies who liked to pick […]
We’re stealing Vintage LA’s photos Debbie Reynolds as Miss New Year to wish you a happy new year. 2016 has been trying at times, but at least the Cubs won the World Series finally…and unleashed the rapture in the process. As always, thanks to all of you for reading and supporting and commenting and being […]
Wishing all Beat readers a safe and happy holiday!
James Kochalka has delivered his annual Christmas ditty and it includes snowflakes and a cat. So that’s all good. Kochalka, the first Poet Laureate of Vermont, has a busy career as both a cartoonist and musician, with such comics as JOhnny Book, Glorkian Warrior and Superf*ckers in various stages.
If you’re around NYC, here’s a great event that allows you to do three seasonal activities that feel nice: drink, draw and benefit the ACLU. It’s being held at Mary O’s which is a fine tavern with excellent fish ‘n’ chips, so get on down and draw and donate a little money to onwe […]
Wishing all the Beat readers near and far a happy safe holiday! No matter what goes on in the world we all have something to be thankful for so let’s take a moment to say thanks for what’s good. And one thing that’s good is the FX Thanksgiving Day Simpsons Marathon leading up to the 600th […]
Today is Veteran’s Day and About Comics publisher Nat Gertler wrote to let us know about a book he just put out that’s pretty appropriate to preview: Vic the Vet, a once popular strip about a homecoming WWII vet by an actual veteran. Be forewarned, some of the humor speaks to an earlier sensibility. I’ll let Nat […]
I’ll tell you a real horror story: my main computer had to go to the shop because the graphics card was shot. My backup is an old MacBook Air with only 2 gb of memory and I foolishly decided to upgrade to Sierra. Trust me on this: you cannot run Sierra on 2gbs of memory. I […]
While it didn’t get all the fanfare of a few other comics based shows, Cinemax’s Outcast, based on the Skybound comic by Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta, finished its first season and will be coming back for more gruesome thrills. The show stars Patrick Fugit as Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been battling demonic […]
Jack T. Chick, homophobic cartooning demagogue, dies the other day and although it was said that he was reclusive, his website has a verified recentish photo of him and even a video, so he wasn’t all that camera shy. Although Halloween was one of the most hated things on Chick’s list – along with […]