Maybe it’s that it was Sunday and everyone was chugging vats of coffee to stay awake. Maybe it was just three days of horrible eating catching up with everyone. Whatever the cause, wherever I went the Sunday of this year’s New York Comic Con, everyone was talking about going to the bathroom. Planning a visit, waiting in line, or even fleeing the con in search of an available facility.
If you’re a journalist covering Comic-Con, getting in Tuesday makes sense – hotel rooms are cheap and plentiful and it gives you time to get the lay of the land. The Beat arrived midday and then spent time profitably by wandering aimlessly around downtown and making live stream videos of it! Sadly Periscope doesn’t let […]
Comic-Con International, the nonprofit that puts on the San Diego Comic-Con, started mailing out badges last year, as they instituted RFID technology and other measures to prevent counterfeiting and black markets sales. This year, I even got my badge mailed to me! In a cute little box. So of course I made an unboxing video. […]
It’s taken me a week to recover from New York Comic Con, as usual, although my brain is still a little fried. This despite the fact that I hid out in the press room for most of three days, and only ventured on to the floor a few times. I really missed most of the […]
Your tax dollars at work! Not only does the Library of Congress sponsor the annual National Book Festival, but they archive lots of digital material online! (And if that doesn’t knock your socks off, the Library also collects and archives multimedia in a variety of formats… an original print of Star Wars: A New Hope… […]
You’ve read about Dean Haspiel’s moving speech at the Harvey Awards. Now you can watch it and more from the Harvey Awards and Baltimore Comic Con, all courtesy of Jeff Newelt AKA Jahfurry who took the photos and video on behalf of Harvey Awards host Vivek J. Tiwary (writer/producer of ‘The Fifth Beatle’). You can see all the […]
Let’s not waste time, there’s zombies a-waitin’. That’d be voice actor Khary Payton showing up in the trailer, bringing the character Ezekiel to life on the big screen. Much of the video hinges on Negan and his baseball bat, which last season was used to kill off one of the cast members – but we […]
Tony Millionaire’s Maakies comic strip is still one of the glories of comics, if you like luscious linework, raucous drunken antics, the tang of salt air and the underlying sadness of like’s uncertainty. And finally after five years, a new collection, Drinky Crow Drinks Again! To celebrate, a trailer has been made, as revealed at […]
All good, gay things must come to an end. In order to celebrate the closing episode of the show, based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel he self-published with Image Comics, the Comics Beat recently spoke with Sina and the series director, Daniel Freedman.
In 1992, the MTV News crew visited the Marvel Bullpen and talked to then Editor in Chief Bob Harras, the late Mark Gruenwald and the legendary Darren Auck, among other. You’ll be charmed and delighted by this look back at the olden days, and terrified and perhaps haunted by the astonishing number of mullets […]