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: Comic Arts Brooklyn Interview Special

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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 episode, More to Come brings you interviews live from the Comic Arts Brooklyn comic arts festival. Heidi interviews comics creator and publisher Brian Chippendale, Leslie […]

INTERVIEW: Jessica Abel on Intersection of Comics and Radio and the Limitations of Art

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by Alex Dueben Jessica Abel has produced a unique body of work in comics that ranges from two collections of her award winning comic series Artbabe (Soundtrack and Mirror, Window), the acclaimed graphic novel La Perdita, to co-writing the graphic novel Life Sucks and producing two textbooks with her husband Matt Madden which build on […]

While NY Geeks Out Next Weekend, So Cal Goes Punk

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Not going to NYCC this year? Sure you could spend hours hunched over the computer waiting for the latest news to come out of the Javits center or if you like a little punk rock with your reading you can spend that Saturday enjoying a full day of art, literature, and music in San Bernardino CA […]

SPX Preview: When So Buttons met Joe Simon

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Jonathan Bayliss’s So Buttons is a long running—10 years!—autobiographical comic strip that has been published mostly as a series of minis. Bayliss has been chronicling his life with the help of a bunch of all star artists including Noah Van Sciver, Joseph Remnant, Rachel Dukes, Rick Parker, Hembeck, Dean Haspiel, Jay Lynch, Ed Piskor, Tom Scioli and more.

Comic Arts Brooklyn unveils Clowes poster, schedule, guests

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This year’s Comic Arts Brooklyn Festival will be held November 7-8, in the same configuration as last year — exhibits on the Saturday and panels on the Sunday. AND NO EXHIBITS ON SUNDAY — there was some confusion about that last year but I’m sure everyone will get the drill this time. The poster, by […]

AfterShock announces first titles with Conner, Palmiotti, Jenkins, Ennis, Bennett and more

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AfterShock is the new kid on the block. Launched in April by comics vet Joe Pruett, it first made headlines when it hired Mike Marts as editor in chief. And now their first four titles have been announced. And they are:   ·       Replica, debuting December 1 from writer Paul Jenkins (Batman: The Dark Knight, […]

SPX 2015 programming is here, with new curators

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The SPX programming went live today, with a plethora of great programs and a bit of news: Bill Kartalopoulos, programming director for the last nine years, is stepping into an advisory capacity, mostly with international guests. This year’s programming was handled by a committee led by Esther Kim of Fantom Comics that includes Michael Cavna and Jen Vaughn, with Kartalopoulos continuing in a consulting capacity with a focus on international guests.