A month or so ago, Frank Cho announced he was leaving Wonder Woman as variant cover artist due to editorial disagreements with writer Greg Rucka. I’m told Cho was hired to do the variants when Marguerite Bennett was supposed to be writing the book. But when Rucka came back to DC for the project, he […]
We lost two of the great this week, Richard Thompson and Jack Davis. I’ll have a fuller round-up of reactions and remembrances but in the meantime just a few piece of art to remind you of how great they both were. Heidi MacDonald Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief […]
With the American Gods tv show in the works, and more Neil Gaiman stuff always in the hopper, his books are often reprinted. And as this blog post explains, a new edition of American Gods was needed and somehow, the idea of retro cover was discussed and the famed illustrator RobertE. MCGnnis — pretty much […]
By: Nicholas Eskey Often in the comic book industry we focus our admiration on the artist, shortly followed by the writer. But what about those unsung individuals that separate comic books from just fancy drawings? I’m talking about the colorists and the letterers. Yesterday in room 24D of the Convention Center, 5 people in those […]
Via the SPX tumblr, a reminder that once San Diego Comic-COn is over it’ll be straight to the fall show line-up including the annual Small Ppess Expo in Bethesda, the annual Camp Comics for the indie inclined. Visionary master Jim Woodring created this animated poster, and a 3D version will be available at the show. […]
On Tumblr, artist Ronald Wimberly wrote a very cogent post on why artists should get paid to do sample pages: A quick preface: Yesterday a friend of mine told me the story of how she was scouted by DC Comics to participate in their “talent” workshop. My colleague, who worked as a professional for 7 years […]
We’ve covered Out of Steps Arts here a few times before. OOSA is an art collective that offers prints from some talented artists and sells their original art as well. They work with top notch people, and I’ve heard good things about them. Right now they’re competing for a $25,000 small business grant that FedEx […]
The wave of promising young female cartoonists that we’ve all been seeing change the face of comics got a bit of an endorsement with the release of this year’s nominees for the Russ Manning the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award.
The Manning Award, as it’s commonly know, is presented every year at the San Diego Comic-Con as part of the Eisner Awards to “a comics artist who, early in his or her career, shows a superior knowledge and ability in the art of creating comics.”
The 2016 nominees are:
Regular Beat readers know I’m OBSESSED with Chester Brown’s Mary Wept Over The Feet of Jesus. For many years, I’ve generally admired Brown’s work, from the gonzo Ed the Happy Clown to the devastating I Never Liked You to the eerie Louis Riel. Well, Mary Wept is gonzo, devastating AND eerie! It also has some […]
The other day we told you about a Frank Miller DKIII variant cover that had everyone talking about its (depending on your point of view) minimalist and/or shockingly incompetent art style.
After some twitter discussion, artist James Harvey took it upon himself to show that Miller’s recent work might be suffering from a misplaced coloring esthetic.
And then all hell broke loose.