GIve me money part 2: Creators for Creators grant submissions are open

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At this year’s Image Expo one of the most buzzworthy announcements was the Creators for Creators Grant, and submissions have just opened up and run until November 1st. The grant will give $30,000 to a single creator writer/artist duo “in order to support the creation of a new and original work of a length between sixty-four […]

To do May 19th: Preacher Screening at the 92nd Street Y with Ennis, Rogen, and the cast

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The Preacher tv show debuts on May 22nd on AMC. Now THAT’S a sentence I though I would never ever type, but it’s really happening, with Dominic Cooper as Jesse, Ruth Negga as Tulip and Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, with an ocean of character actors to play Herr Starr, Arseface, Quincannon and all your other […]

Macaluso resigns, Maata and Kessler take over at Wizard World

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John Macaluso has resigned as CEO, President board member of Wizard World (WIZD), proffering his resignation last week after four years running the company and serving as the public face of Wizard. John Maata will take over as President and CEO, with Paul Kessler taking the spot as chairman of the board. Macaluso took over […]

Meet tomorrow’s future comics superstars April 29th at SVA’s Fresh Meat

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Fresh Meat is the School of Visual Art’s annual in-house comics fair and it’s a place where many a comics star has been spotted in nascent form. This year’s event will be held April 29th, from 6 to 9 pm at the SVA Student Center located at 217 East 23rd Street. The event is organized by Cartoon Allies, […]

To do: Roz Chast’s chuckle-filled exhibit at the Museum of the CIty of New York

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Well this is pretty cool, and has flown mostly under the radar of my usual comics sites: Roz Chast has an exhibit up at the Museum of the City of New York. It runs from April 14th until October 9th, so you have plenty of time to go see it…and you should. Best known for her 2014 award winning 2014 memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Chast’s droll cartoons capture urban foibles of dread, fatalism and UES (upper East Side, to non New Yorkers) neuroses with a levity that barely masks how deep they cut. One of the exhibits mentions that one of her biggest influences was Charles Addams, and it easy to see how Addams’ loose penwork and gallery of characters informs her work. She also shifted his emphasis on the lugubrious and horrific to internal anxieties over health, parental guidance, mid-life crises and geographic uncertainty.

Kick Watch: Comic Book Convention Survival Guide tell you absolutely everything about going to cons

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I received a nice note asking me to promote this Kickstarter for aComic Book Convention Survival Guide by Kyle Rose and Matthew Bernard. The Comic Book Convention Survival Guide combines years of convention expertise into one convenient location where it can be shared with the world. It will ensure that our readers become well informed […]

Sonny Liew on “Charlie Chan Hock Chye”, Mapping Your Path & Creative Appropriation

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The Beat sat down with cartoonist Sonny Liew to chat about The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye – hisvnew graphic novel recently published in the US discussing Singapore’s tumultuous history after WWII through the work of prolific Singaporean cartoonist Charlie Chan Hock Chye.