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HeroesCon has kicked off — here’s where you’ll find The Beat


HeroesCon is well underway! Held at the Charlotte Convention Center, it runs until Sunday. Guests span the gamut from mainstream superstars—Fraction and DeConnick—to the book world—Jeff Smith—to alt.comix icons—The Hernandez Bros. So there is something for everyone here. It’s part of what makes this one of th eocmic book parties of the year. Among the […]

Bill Watterson drew some new comic strips and you can see them at HeroesCon


Last week there was some intrigue over whether some guest strips on Stephen Pastis’s Pearls Before Swine comic strip were actually drawn by Bill Watterson. Pastis teased that the answer would come on Saturday and it turned out…it was Watterson. In a blog post that has been viewed some 2 million times, Pastis revealed how […]

To do: HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC


HeroesCon is kicking off today in Charlotte, and those of you already on the scene are already having a good time, for sure. This year, as with everything “comic con” HeroesCon has gotten bigger and stronger: the show floor has DOUBLED in size from 100,000 to 200,000 square feet. The local newspaper has a general preview with a few more facts and figures:

HeroesCon interview: Francesco Francavilla

by Jimmy Aquino, Comic News Insider, Special to The Beat

I sat down with old pal and amazing artist Francesco Francavilla on Sunday at HeroesCon. Always a great interview, Francesco and I talked about his recent work on Batman,  upcoming Captain America/Black Widow mini-series, The Black Beetle, cover work, Comic Twart, What Not, and his genuine love for cartooning. You can check out other great interviews I got at HeroesCon over at the Comic News Insider (my podcast) site! 

Hooray for HeroesCon

Not much to report — bar con was packed and buzzing last night. We got to hang out and talk about storytelling with old Beat pal Jaime Hernandez — surely a convention year highlight.

It’s pretty incredible that this show has been running for 30 years! We’re hoping to sit down with owner Shelton Drum at some point and get his thoughts on that. This year’s convention booklet has a picture from the very first show — with a bunch of bearded guys including Wolfman and Miek Zeck — who are both back.