Speaking of politics, one of the strangest stories this year has been the appropriation of Pepe the Frog as a symbol for white supremacist hate groups. Pepe was created by artist Matt Furie as part of his stoner comedy Boy’s Club, and but as the image spread on 4Chan and Reddit is has been used […]
I doubt a 31 Days of Halloween has gone by without my linking to Richard Sala, one of the masters of creepy and eerie comics. He’s currently serializing The Bloody Cardinal (link takes you to the Study Group page for the comic, which starts at the beginning, but it’s on tumblr, too.) It’s described as […]
Kicked off the flight — Amanda Stevens (@sagegnosis) October 12, 2016 Yesterday eSports reporter Amanda Stevens was on her way to the League of Legends World Championship Chicago when her apparel – an A$AP Rocky t-shirt and a Black Panther cap purchased at Hot Topic, made the flight crew uncomfortable. She was removed from the […]
Begun in 2001 by the Beatrix herself, today marks the SIXTH annual celebration of Torsten Day. You can read the previous five celebrations here. Normally, it occurs during New York Comic Con, but due to the Black Moon and ReedPop not expanding New York Comic Con to Columbus Day, it occurs afterwards. (Hmm… maybe we should designate […]
Recently The Hollywood Reporter posted an article about how stars can make a lot of money at conventions from bookings and signings. This is a part of the changing economy of conventions and the growth of the profits and business opportunities surrounding it. Another large growth market is the afterparty market.
Hey Elite Beat readers, as a thank you for your continued attention you’re among the first to get a crack at seeing an exclusive Behind-the-Scenes look and film footage from War for the Planet of The Apes, a new film in the Ape-tastic series debuting next July. Mo-Cap genius Andy Serkis, director MATT REEVES and Producer DYLAN CLARK […]
Not only is comics blogging still alive, but so is PRINT comics criticism! Zainab Akhtar, formerly of Comics & Cola and now of Short Box, is launching a Kickstarter for Critical Chips, a print magazine of comics criticism by some of today’s most important writers. The zine will contain both essays and comics, with a […]
The revamed CBR.com phasing out its bloggy subsites, but a lot of the writers involved still have blogging in their blood. This is a calling and a curse you see. Kind of like beng a superhero. The Comics Should Be Good crew have announced they are launching their own site, Atomic Junk Shop, with Greg […]