The Beat’s 10th Anniversary special: The top 15 posts of the decade

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As we continue our 10th anniversary SPECTACULAR here at the Beat, I thought it would be fun to look back at the top posts since 2010. (I don’t have stats for the first five years but I can pretty much guarantee they were all about Alan Moore.)   Funny X-men Sex Videos (2011) Frank Frazetta […]

The Beat is 10 today!!!

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I actually don’t remember the day I started this blog—it was June or July somethingth 2004- so I’ve arbitrarily decided today will henceforth be The Beat’s anniversary. Ten long years of late nights, sleeping five hours, web crashes, Vietnamese Instant Coffee, Amon Tobin, Luke Vibert, Vitalic, Tipsy, Mahler, Stravinsky and Amy Winehouse. Ten years of stopping whatever else I was doing at some point to say “I gotta do The Beat now.” Ten years of watching the graphic novel industry grow, 10 years of a new golden age of comics, the rise and fall of manga, the rise and rise of comic book movies and TV shows, firings, hirings, 10 days that shook the world. Ten years of the internet changing every week or minute. When I began there was no Tumblr, no Twitter, no Facebook, no Youtube, no smart phones. People were so starved for entertainment that they actually read websites run by one person in their pajamas.

TCAF Bound

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We’re off on the road to TCAF! The only thing harshing my mellow is the Newark Airport monorail being down, but otherwise the charming Porter Air experience is already in full effect with cappucino and cookies. I’m on the same flight as Tom Spurgeon, so if aliens abduct the plane, Steve and Zainab should be […]

Writers wanted: C2E2 and beyond

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Are you going to C2E2? The Beat is not for the FIRST TIME. Torsten will be there for all the inside story as only Torsten can cover it, but if you have a hankering to listen to people make awkward banter about upcoming comics and then race to feverishly type it up, you may be just the person we’re looking for! If you’d be interested in covering it for The Beat, email me at comicsbeat at gmail dot com.

Sick sick sick

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I gots the con cruds which has killed The Beat dead in its tracks. Sorry about this lost week. Hopefully back in the flow for MoCCA! BTW when I’m sick, I drink BAI coffee-tea-fruit juice. That Cosy Shack Ride Pudding and a mix of diet pepsi and orange juice (gross but effective) bring me back […]

A very special day at The Beat

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Some house keeping:

The Beat is on the move again: Middle Georgia Comic Convention and Emerald City

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Hey kids, two shows coming up this month, First: Middle Georgia Comic Convention 2014 This is a BRAND NEW SHOW, held March 15-16 at the Macon Centerplex in Macon, GA. I have NEVER been to Georgia before so this will be a first. Other guests include Mark Bagley, Colleen Doran, Francesco Francavilla, Brian Stelfreeze, Justin […]

I cracked the Google Authorship Code!

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WARNING: nerd computer internet content to follow. If you don’t like this, walk away.

For months, I have been trying to get my Google Authorship established.

News alert: Abe Vigoda is still alive

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It’s been a week to remember out mortality. Close to home, two excellent comics journalists, Bhob Stewart and Bill Baker passed away, leaving many friends behind, and the death of comedian/director/Ghostbuster Harold Ramis was a shock to all of us. So on a more cheerful note, I’d like to remind everyone that Abe Vigoda, Godfather […]

Podcast Alert: Stuff Said reveals everything you need to know about Heidi MacDonald

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I can’t believe I didn’t mention this before, but I recently guested on Gregg Schigiel’s podcast Stuff Said, and I have to say, this is, by far, the most in-depth interview I have EVER EVER done. Or probably ever will do. I talk about my ENTIRE career. Gregg really did his research on this, and […]

Back to the fray

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Okay I got my old computer back although they replaced so many parts it’s practically a new computer. They didn’t replace the hard drive though, and everything was right where I left it. SWEET.

Still running on impulse power

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My computer will be in the shop most of the week, so I’m still working on my old G4 with its amazing 1.25 gigs of RAM. So I’m going to have to take it easy for the week because it takes forever to do anything on this computer, and I’m not going to invest in […]

I hope to continue earning your support

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Wow. When I started fretting about my computer repairs yesterday, Tom Spurgeon offered to suggest that people donate some money to help out, and I didn’t say no. (Tom Spurgeon is good people, in case you didn’t know that.) And then you guys started hitting the Paypal button. My immediate bill was covered within an […]

The pink and blue striped screen of death

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Well the old Mac Book Pro decided to throw a tantrum last night, and after a night of crying and weeping, it’s still throwing a gray screen of death at me, despite all the hardware tests saying everything is a-okay. Despite my frequent admonitions to “Command-S yes yes yes” I hadn’t made a full back […]

Merry Christmas to all

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Power is back where I’ve gone for Christmas, but the internet may be out for days. So no blogging until things are back to “normal.” In the meantime, here’s a little old James Jean Santa art and our most sincere wishes for a safe, happy, and healthy Christmas and a great New Year! The Beat […]

Where I’ll Be: Miami

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You’d think with New York Comic-Con over, I’d be settling down to the Halloween festivities and on to the holidays…but noooooo. Through a series of odd circumstances, I’ll actually be at three shows in five weeks!