Despite some setbacks in the advance of science, we really are living in an age of miracles. Computers in your pocket. Self driving cars. Foxes that are cute, cuddly pets. And now, humanity’s greatest achievement: a link to the second page of posts on the Beat. As I travel this great nation of ours, I […]
The Beat is on the road again: this time to Havana for the C3 (Comic Cretaors Conference) Cuba edition. I’ll be appearing with Dan DiDio, Denis Calero, John Nee, Vince Hernandez and other erudite comics folk to meet the Cuban comics community. And also try to remember a few words of my high school Spanish. Exciting! […]
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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 […]
Like the rest of the world (including Donald Trump, I’m sure), I’m a bit stunned and shocked by the change in direction for our nation that took place last night. It’s going to be hard to write about comics sales and cover art today or for a while, but I’m going to try to stay […]
Old New While I was running around last week, Newsarama rolled out its redesign, which isn’t really that different from the old site, as you can see above. Bigger pictures, more modern look. TBH, the navigation is actually a little better, so this gets the IMPROVED! rating from us. The funny symbol was just the […]
We celebrate the Beat’s anniversary on July 1st every year, and guess what? We’re 12! I don’t have too much to say this year, because I’ve been saying it all for a while. These are tough days for tough people but we made it this far and had a blast doing it. But the Beat […]
We lost another one yesterday. David Harper of the oft-linked to and discussed Sktchd sitecalled it quits after a year of think pieces, surveys, podcasts and charts. He’ll continue doing his podcast after a break for the warm Alaskan summer, but those long investigations are a thing of the past. The reasons were the usual: burnout from writing about what you love.
Speaking of crowds and branding, we have a FEW openings for staff reporters for The Beat’s coverage of the 2016 New York Comic Con on October 6-9.
NYCC has cracked down on the number of press passes this year, so I know a lot of good people have been left out. We have been given a handful of slots to fill up, so here’s your chance.
What we need:
When I started writing about comics I never thought that would make me an amateur Kremlinologist about west coast convention centers, but there you go.