On The Scene: LA Zoo hosts ‘Wild’ Comics Event + Photo Gallery!


Comics are everywhere. In the boom of the small comics event, even the LA Zoo staged a “Comics Jungle” event last Saturday geared at kids but drawing in families, artists, illustrators, and cosplayers. The event which advertised to come dressed as your favorite comic book hero, and partake of special activities, actually consisted of two […]

C2E2 Photo Parade: The Good, The Bad, and The Cosplay

My journey to salty meat began with this "salami sandwich" at the Eleven Diner. The pickle provides valuable fiber and nutrition.

Some of the amazing sights at this year’s C2E2 convention! (Not really — just some random fuzzy pictures The Beat took.)

When great cartoonists ate Korean food together


Natalie Atkinson captures a cartooning summit in Toronto with, l-r, Chris Ware, Charles Burns, Seth, Chester Brown, Anouk Ricard, Beguiling owner Peter Birkamoe and Adrian Tomine.

Spain Rodriguez remembered, as he hoped he would be


Quite a few remembrances of underground pioneer Spain Rodriguez, including this round-up of reactions from his peers at TCJ. Here’s Gary Panter’s imagined history: SPAIN looked to be exploring edgy scenes and choosing to do bad things and hang out with violent sociopathic folk in his comics and past at least–people that did BAAAAADD things!!! […]

NYCC: Everybody is out to get Joe Quinones!


Artist Joe Quinones tries his hardest to make friends and network at conventions, he really does, but for some reason everybody who comes into contact with him develops a murderous blood lust. Revealed today in a harrowing series of portraits on Quinones’ blog, a full display of cosplayer brutality has now come to light. And […]

SPX 2012: the last photo bomb

Pat Barrett, Dakota McFadzean, Beth Hetland

BY JEN VAUGHN – These photos are photos that SHOULD be out on the internet somewhere instead of sitting on my phone. Chris Ware, Daniel Clowes, Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, and Charles Burns are all fantastic and so very polite, but take a peak at the cartoonists and talent (younger and not as polite) who […]

A Little Adventure Time

You don’t always have to think big when you decide to be awesome. When an artist named Oviot decided to pay tribute to Adventure Time, she elected to do so on the smallest scale imaginable. And when I say small, I’m talking about… ooh, around 1cm. Incredibly, she’s rendered miniature figurines of Finn, Jake, and […]

Wonder Woman and Supergirl Get Married

Phil Jimenez saw something cool today. So he took a photo of it, as Phil Jimenez is wont to do.

MoCCAFest 2012 wraps up in pictures

Well, we had a swell (and swollen) time at this year’s MoCCA Fest as usual. We’ll be along with some observations and books we got presently, but for the full flava here’s aphotoset assembled by Jeff Newelt covering the show as well as two events for Harvey Pekar’s CLEVELAND Harvey Pekar’s CLEVELAND. MoCCA photos are by Shahriar Shadab, Strand photos are by Winslow Porter.

C2E2 2012: The Virgin Experience: A 27-Year-Old’s First Time…Now With Pictures!

Remember your first time? Wish you had taken pictures? Well, special correspondent J. Parker Adair certainly remembers his first time, and he took lots of pictures!

Photos: When cartoonists dressed like Don Draper

As part of a tribute to the late, great* Jerry Robinson, Mike Lynch has scanned in some of his old National Cartoonist Society programs — comic strips in the Madmen era!

BTW, he’s pretty hard to even recognize Robinson in these photos, but that’s him on the left with the glasses.

First Look at NYCC: Photos from the set-up

Special Ops Beat Correspondent Torsten has already been on the floor for NYCC set-up and filed the following report:

Baltimore Comic-Con Photo Parade

It’s been a long time since I posted an arty Hipstamatic photo dump — and I know you missed it!

The Watchtower: Comic-Con — The Spectacle

Showing, not telling, as I post selected photos from around the Web.

Amazing MAD photo gallery at LIFE.com

Wow, we’ve linked to some amazing LIFE Magazine photo galleries before, but here is a doozy:MAD Magazine: A Semi-Secret History with photos of MAD founder Bill Gaines from the files of current editor John Ficarra. LIFE made a few images available, but each is accompanied by Ficarra’s commentary on the site with even more history and insight.

HeroesCon Frolic — Fri-Sat

From drink ‘n’ draw to the White Party.