13 Panels from TCAF in audio and the heartbreaking Doug Wright Awards

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Jamie Coville has, as always, recorded the best of the panels from TCAF, including a shocking number in which I participated. YOU can hear the audio of the panels here and the DWAs here. The DWAs are notable for the extraordinary remembrance that Seth offered or Dawwyn Cooke and also the induction of James Simpkins into the Giants […]

Wondercon’16: Chris Hardwick and Nerdist News Speak About Community and Nerdiness

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By Nicholas Eskey If you label yourself a “nerd” and wear it with pride, undoubtedly you already follow Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist News. The quick witted comedian and mega-nerd took heads the podcast driven news network for nerds with a wonderful collection of colleagues and special guests, discussing everything from the current state of all things […]

Podcast Watch: Reilly Brown on Word Balloon about Marvel Infinite Comics

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The fairly recent innovation of layered comics used by Thrillbent, Marvel Infinite and others is still a mystery to most, even though I’m convinced it’s going to be a future if not the future of digital comics. But creator Reilly Brown, one of the very first to utilize the format with Power Play, went into a good amount […]

The Beat Podcasts! More to Come: iTunes – The Graphic Novel

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Recorded live in New York, it’s More To Come, the weekly podcast of comics news, interviews and discussion with Calvin Reid, Kate Fitzsimons and The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald! This week, the More to Come Crew – Heidi “The Beat” MacDonald, Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss digital comics news from Archie, Hoopla, Google […]

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 […]

Closing Time: Anthony Desiato’s ‘My Comic Shop History’ Chronicles the Life, Death, and Legacy of His Local Comic Shop

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In the end, memories are what make us who we are.  Although they slip away so easily, these small fragments of past inform our future decisions and influence us every moment we’re alive.  For most of us comic book readers, a formative moment in our personal histories is the first time we step into a […]

Brian Heater’s RIYL podcast celebrates it’s 100th episode….and here are the comics chats

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Brian Heater, the man behind the much missed Daily Cross Hatch indie comics site, keeps himself busy these days with many projects, including a regular podcast via Boing Boing called RiYL (Recommended if You Like). The podcast celebrates it’s 100th episode this week with They Might Be Giants, perhaps the most podcast-iest podcast guests imaginable, but along the way Heater has talked to many comics folks, and he’s supplied a cheat sheet to listen to you favorites. Heater knows his stuff and is an excellent interviewer so all of these are RECOMMENDED if you like good conversation!

The Beat Podcasts! More To Come: Charlie Hebdo and Satire

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Brought to you by Publishers Weekly, it’s More To Come, the weekly podcast of comics news, interviews and discussion with Calvin Reid, Kate Fitzsimons and The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s podcast, the More to Come crew discuss Charlie Hebdo, the attack on its offices and its cultural context as well as comics […]

Graphic Novel Videos from the National Book Festival!

Back during Labor Day weekend, the Library of Congress hosted the 14th annual National Book Festival at the Washington Convention Center.  We posted the notice here, showcasing all of the amazing graphic novel programming, but now the Library of Congress has posted videos from most of the sessions! Click on the red titles to go to the […]