In its fourth year, Flame Con continues to be a haven for diverse voices among indie creators, artists and the fans that love them.
Celebrating fifty years of the animated lever pullers with a new comic book adaptation from Bill Morrison!
The pitch images tease the origin of Galactus as presented by Scioli.
Dean Haspiel’s imagines a world where art is currency and superheroes are more than vigilantes in the Ringo Award-winning The Red Hook.
Over the years that I’ve contributed for The Beat, I’ve gotten to preview some pretty-interesting projects in the making, as well as talk to their equally-interesting creators. A little more than two years ago, I had a phone interview with two women who called themselves the “Gibbs Girls.” They were working on a steam-punk inspired comic that takes place at the dawn of the 20th century and during the Industrial Age. The story followed a female, African American inventor named Ada Turner who creates the first flying machine. Last week, the Gibbs Girls reached out and informed me that the comic had finally come out.
This week we look at anxiety, Macbeth, and a darn-fine detective.
Baristas fighting monsters, fantastic creators, and hot coffee encounters- So What? Press has all sorts of things in store this month! Starting in mid-April, a new 10-page Tales of the Night Watchman story by Dave Kelly will be featured in the Park Slope Reader, a free of charge quarterly publication in Brooklyn, NY. At 2 pages per publication, […]
The most fascinating thing about art is the many forms it can take and ways one can make it. This also applies to comic books and graphic novels. Known best as “Raul the Third,” this artist has a unique style; using only Bic pens for his illustrations. On March 9th, Raul the Third gave a […]
To end Black History Month, I wish to highlight a recent event held in San Diego, California, home of the world-famous San Diego Comic-Con and of local comics publisher IDW. On February 17th, the augural Black Com!x Day was held at the Malcolm X Library. The organizer for the event, Keithan Jones, is also the […]
Another closing of a comic shop; another end to a piece of one’s comic community. For the last six and a half years, Villainous Lair has served as not only a comic and game store, but a hub for many comic book and popular culture fans in San Diego, California. Villainous Lair Comics first opened […]