An in-depth conversation with the creators behind this BATTLESTAR GALACTICA-esque “envelope-pushing sci-fi tale of space pirates and political intrigue”
The famed writer of BLACKSAD talks about his career.
This afternoon, the Official Selections for the big prize at the 2019 FIBD in Angoulême were announced, along with prize nominees. The prizes – known as the Fauves – are one of the most prestigious in worldwide comics. In addition, Pierre Cristin, 80, the writer of Valerian and many other comic, was awarded the Prix […]
If you’ve known The Beat for a long time, you know there’s one thing we love more than anything and it’s Corto Maltese. Hugo Pratt’s languid, chiaroscuro, fin de siecle adventurer may have been a colonizer, but he was drawn so damned well. There have been a few successful French language films based on Corto […]
In advance of this weekend’s Long Beach Comic Expo, MAD EVents has made a few announcements, including the schedule for C3, the Comic Creators Conference which will be held on Friday, February 16. Schedule below. I’m excited to be talking to Evan Narcisse and Jennifer DeGuzman about publicity and more. Get your tickets here! The […]
FIBD #45 is just a memory now but it seems to be a pleasant one for most people who attended. The hanging out and eating wonderful three hour dinners was just fine, as usual, but the show had none of the mortifying faux pas of the past few years and serious things were taken seriously. […]
Bonjour from Angoulême. A few naps and some bad wifi since last we spoke but things are humming here. As at most cons, Saturday is the “big day” and most people are escaping huge crowds with meetings, lunch or staying in bed. Thursday, after the FCA breakfast and podcasting I inspected the “Nouvelle Monde” […]
It takes about 18 hours to get from Manhattan to this charming medieval town in France including lots of jetlag so the first day had a bit of a surreal quality to it. My last time here was 2014, and unlike some other shows which I attend every year, Angouleme seems to evolve a little […]
by Xavier Lancel The Beat rendez-vous at Angouleme FIBD (January 25-28th) The Beat will be at full throttle during the festival, proposing to you several encounters: – The whole duration of the festival, come to the SCARCE magazine booth (in the alternative area, next to the LGBT-BD Booth at F39) and meet sarcastic Xavier Lancel […]
It’s Statix Week at the Beat and we kick things off with an interview with editor Chris Thompson on publishing more European Comics in the US.