By Gabriel Neeb After nearly twenty years of publication, Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill are bringing their series, THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN to a close with a fourth volume entitled THE TEMPEST. Although the series began at Wildstorm Studios, this final volume will be published through Top Shelf Productions. The final volume will be […]
Lauren Purje studied fine art, but in recent years she’s best known for making comics about the art world – most importantly about what it means to be an artist, especially a young artist. Her comics sometimes feel like editorials on the state of the art world, others come off like self-help and self-care, while […]
Though it’s tempting to pronounce the atmosphere in James Albon’s Her Bark And Her Bite as retro or even nostalgic, timeless might be the better word. It pulls from a fantasy version of an older era, but manages to do so in a way that is neither entrenched in the era it evokes or lodged […]
Farce or tragedy? By August we’ll know. But New Yorker’s cartoonist Shannon Wheeler (God is Disappointed in You, Grandpa Won’t Wake Up) is wasting no time with an ode to our President’s greatest medium: the tweet.
With two ongoing series from Image, a new one just announced, a graphic novel from S&S coming in a month, and Black Hammer from Dark Horse, as well as recent work for Marvel and Valiant, you might say that Jeff Lemire is RED HOT. But he just got a little hotter, as his GN The Underwater […]
Top Shelf really has a knock for finding under-exposed cartoonists who have a distinctive look, especially in the all-ages category. They’ve just announced Home Time: Under the River by Australian cartoonist Campbell Whyte. It’s about twins, Lilly and David, whose plans for a relaxing last summer before high school are scuttled when they are transported to a village of fantastic creatures. […]
Congratulations @repjohnlewis, @andrewaydin, and @Nate_Powell_Art; March Bk 1 will have its 1st wk on the NYT paperback non-fic list Feb. 12 — Rebecca Sherman (@RebeccAgent) February 1, 2017 According to this tweet agent Rebecca Sherman who has access to early lists, no doubt. As you may recall, last week controversy erupted when it […]
There are many seekrit troves of free comics lying out there on the internet, like treasure chests ready to be unfolded. That’s one of the reasons I started this feature. Top Shelf 2.0 is a free webcomics portal that ended a few years ago, but there are still plenty of good comics sitting there waiting […]
It’s Martin Luther King Day, and the March Trilogy by Rep John Lewis, the last surviving leader of the civil rights movement of the 60s, is the #1 best selling book on Amazon. Isn’t that nice and fitting? Oh what’s that you say? It’s because president elect Donald Trump called Lewis “all talk, talk, talk” […]
For the sixth year in a row, The Beat is proud to present the Comics Industry Person of the Year, as chosen by voters in our annual creator survey: Gene Luen Yang. The the Team of the year: Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell.