The Beat’s Best Comics of 2015

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The Comics Beat’s staff votes on the best Comic Books and Graphic Novels of the year.

Nice Art: Adrian Tomine’s New Yorker cover gallery a snapshot of gentrification

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Adrian Tomine, whose collection Killing and Dying is what everyone is going to be talking about this fall, has the cover of this week’s New Yorker and it’s s typically note perfect image of gentrification in the face of raw sewage, otherwise known as Life In These Here Five Boroughs. The above link has a gallery of Tomine’s other covers and they are all equally perfect, although I’m particularly partial to the one about moving to Jersey. Others love this updated “Shop round the Corner” image from 2008.

D&Q’s spectacular Fall includes Beaton, Tomine, Mizuki, Chippendale

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Although most of these books have been announced, here’s all of Drawn & Quarterly’s fall schedule in all it’s glory. You can read the complete catalog here — commentary below is my own.

Adrian Tomine covers The New Yorker with 9/11 Memorial

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This week’s New Yorker has a cover by Adrian Tomine, and he discusses it inside the magazine: “When I heard that the 9/11 memorial and museum were going to be the top tourist attractions in New York this summer,” Adrian Tomine says about this week’s cover, “I first sketched only tourists going about their usual […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 11/21/13: We must all go to Columbus now

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§ Bill Kartalopoulos went to the The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum opening and he thought it was pretty awesome. Another major holding is the International Museum of Comic Art Collection, a large and diverse body of comics artwork and related materials in multiple formats and genres originally collected by Mort Walker for his […]

On the Scene: Small Press Expo 2012 Day Two

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By Hannah Means-Shannon The revelries following the Ignatz Awards continued long into the night and crowded the lower levels of the conference center took over the bar and spilled out onto patios, steps, and walkways, but that didn’t stop expo-goers from taking in another day of star-powered panels on Sunday. The big names and signings […]

SPX: Great cartoonists destroy priceless originals with drool

Okay, that was metaphorical, but…While we work on our semi-coherent SPX thoughts, check out the Official Daniel Clowes Twitter for some fantastic images of the weekend. Here’s Clowes and Chris Ware pouring over Crockett Johnson Barnaby originals at the Library of Congress: