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 […]
March Book Three, the inspiring story of the US civil rights movement and the life of Rep. John Lewis, continues its awards season progress as it was named a finalist in the Young People’s Literature category. It’s only the fourth graphic novel to be nominated for this prestigious award, but yet another triumph for this book. What […]
March Book Three has received the prestigious honor of being shortlisted for the National Book Award. And here’s an 8 page preview.
Benjamin Frisch’s The Fun Family is one of those works that you think you know what it is about, but you don’t really. That’s because, on one level, it ticks all the boxes for parody. It concerns a Family Circus like family with a father who creates Family Circus like comics about his own family. […]
Since its debut last week, March Book Three, the final volume in the trio of graphic novels telling the story of Rep. John Lewis and the fight for civil rights, has not only bested everything on Amazon but Harry Potter, according to artist Nate Powell,they’ve had to print so many copies the printer ran out […]
On Amazon anyway. Holy crap. Four out of the top sellers are comics as of this moment, with Garry Trudeau’s classic look at The Donald coming in at number 6. Another is the Constitution, thanks to Khizr Khan. It’s good to learn about democracy!