SDCC ’16: DC/IDW Announce New Crossovers for “Batman/TMNT” and “Star Trek/Green Lantern”


DC have been pretty active and open to the idea of setting up inter-company crossovers of late: from Batman ’66 meeting The Green Hornet to the students of Gotham Academy going to meet up with the Lumberjanes. This year alone has seen two crossovers between some of IDW and DC’s biggest franchise characters – and […]

SDCC ’16: IDW and Top Shelf announce panels and signings with Gibson, Rep. Lewis, Eastman, Breathed, more


IDW and Top Shelf have united for one mega booth this year, so you’ll get everyone from Eddie Campbell to William Gibson to Congressman John Lewis. WOW. With just a week left until San Diego Comic-Con, IDW and Top Shelf are officially unveiling their schedule for the weekend; including incredible signings, and must-see panels. Take […]

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Benjamin Frisch makes his graphic novel debut with THE FUN FAMILY

Fun Family cover (100dpi)

Cartoonist Benjamin Frisch makes his graphic novel debut this summer with THE FUN FAMILY, a subversive look at the underbelly of the All-American family through the prism of Family Circus-esque Sunday morning comic strips. Frisch presents a surreal deconstruction of modern parenting, childhood nostalgia, and good old American narcissism. The book, which goes on sale […]

Help Wanted: IDW is hiring an editor


IDW is hiring a full editor to work in their groovy San Diego office. Previous experience required and no telecommuting. Here’s the job listing: Editor, IDW Publishing IDW Publishing is seeking an experienced Editor to support the Chief Creative Officer. This is a full-time position located in our San Diego, CA offices. Essential job responsibilities […]

Idw and Craig Yoe launch new imprint. Yoe Brow with


  Craig Yoe is a prolific compiler of old comics collections, published through the Yoe Books imprint at IDW, but he’s adding a new line: Yoe Brow, a line of more deluxe art books focusing on contemporary artists. The line launches with Inks, Drinks, and Catfinks: The Custom Cartoon Art of Shawn Dickinson, which showcases the artist’s […]

Visual Virtuoso Vassilis Gogtzilas preps the Universe for THE BIGGEST BANG #1 (Interview)


The Beat already got the writer’s perspective on IDW’s upcoming mini-series and follow-up to The Bigger Bang aptly titled The Biggest Bang, but now we would like to present something out of the ordinary: the artist’s perspective. The series, written by D.J. Kirkbride (Amelia Cole and the Unknown World) and drawn by Vassilis Gogtzilas (The Adventures of […]

Wondercon’16: IDW Plans to Publish a Plethora of Books

Left to right: Dirk Wood, Vice Present of Marketing,  David Hedgecock, Managing Editor, Scott Dunbier, Special Projects Editor, and Greg Goldstein, President and COO

By Nicholas Eskey San Diego publisher IDW have grown steadily beyond their beginnings of comics. Though comics are still their main focus, the company in recent years has expanded beyond that and into other forms of entertainment. At this year’s Wondercon, IDW Entertainment represented by Dirk Wood, Vice Present of Marketing,  David Hedgecock, Managing Editor, […]

WonderCon’16: Friday Morning Preview and visit from Mayor Eric Garcetti

LA Convention Center

By Nicholas Eskey During the tail end of last year’s Wonder Con, it was announced that the convention which had spent the last three years in Anaheim would instead next be hosted by the city of Los Angeles. The change was for a simple reason; the Anaheim convention center already had another event booked for […]