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.
Continuing its “march” to end of year accolades, (sorry) March Book Three topped the annual PW Graphic Novel Critics Poll. Rosalie Lightning came in second and Teh Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, How to tSurvive in the North, One Hundred Nights of Hero and Irmina were all tied for thirrd. There are about 40 […]
Cute comics strips about the artistic life…nothing radical but somehow always enjoyable, especially when as well done as Lauren Purje You Might Be an Artist If… coming in 2017 from Top Shelf and available for pre order now. Purje is based in Brooklyn and you can read some of her other comics on Hyperallergic. Flights of fancy, bitter […]