There was some drama and soul searching last week when it was revealed that Isaac and Laura Perlmutter had donated a cool $1 million dollars to Donald Trump’s mysterious veterans fundraiser. This was problematic because Perlmutter is Marvel’s CEO and Donald Trump is a racist, sexist demagogue who thinks Muslim people shouldn’t be allowed into […]
This presidential campaign seems to be all about optics so here’s a good one. Although there is a loose prohibition against involving the kids of presidential aspirants in campaign mudslinging, it sometimes slips when someone in the party you don’t like does something stupid. In this case Ted Cruz put his two daughters (ages 5 […]
Just a few of the news notes regarding Friday’s tragedies as they relate to our corner of the world, if you can stomach it. § Urban Comics intern Ariane Theillerwas among those killed during the attack on the Eagles of Death Metal show at the Bataclan theater. Urban Comics is the biggest licensed publisher of […]
Yeah yeah, we’re not a political news site, but we at Comics Beat strongly feel like you’ll be interested in hearing this. During last night’s first Presidential Democratic Primary Debate on CNN, party front runners Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders faced off against a couple of underdogs including former Virginia senator Jim Webb. When moderator […]
In case you couldn’t stomach five hours of GOP presidential candidates sniping at each other while competing to see who could do more to cut access to health care for women, Michael Cavna was doing some quick sketches for Twitter. Cavna—best known for his wonderful Comic Riffs column at the Washington Post—is no Jane Rosenberg, […]
We get a lot of requests to mention Kickstarters here at the Beat, and rather than slight this one or that one, I hardly mention any. Only the worthiest. But I do HEAR about a lot of kickstarters as they get tweeted and promoted about the web.
Here’s one that only crossed my radar only recently (probably my fault more than anything, since it got written up in HuffPo, WaPo, Mother Jones and other places no one reads) but it doesn’t seem to need much help. Tom Tomorrow, the veteran (no offense) political cartoonist is Kickstartinga compendium of the last 25 years of his comic, “This Modern World” and it’s doing very well: it just passed the $250,000 mark and has a few days to go to kick it up a bit more.
A couple of years ago we were crowing with joy when Pulitzer Prize finalist cartoonist Matt Bors was hired to run Medium’s comics section, The Nib, and the results were glorious, with two years of daily content that was smart funny, trenchant, moving, eye opening and everything else we love about comics.
Well, as with most start-ups all good things must come to an end.
The Charlie Hebdo murders, and the subsequent shoot outs and man hunts, have led to an unprecedented discussion over the role of satire, art and cartooning. It is also, of course, a horrific event that will change tactics against terrorism within France and elsewhere. Much has been written, and while it has often seemed the […]