Nice Art: The Quest for the Time Bird by Le Tendre and Loisel

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Regis Loisel is a spectacular artist. If you’ve seen his version of Peter Pan you know this to be true. Titan is releasing a US version of The Quest for the Time Bird, a fantasy written by Serge Le Tendre. It’s out today and it looks gorgeous. THE QUEST FOR THE TIME BIRD WRITER: SERGE LE […]

James Jean gets an iPad Pro and the result is about what you’d expect

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The iPad Pro—a larger tablet that with added keyboard and pressure sensitive pen becomes a mini computer/Wacom—is shipping out to artists and comics readers everywhere. The Beat’s own mother is experimenting with one right now and will hopefully have a review soon. But in the meantime, artist James Jean has one and it turns out […]

Nice Art; Tom Fowler’s D&D Kickstarter is amazing

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It’s pretty well known tat Tom Fowler is one of the best artists out there—a great storyteller as well as a fantastic character designer. He’s been working doing character and concept designs for toys and animation, but according to the explanation of his nw Kickstarter project, he was feeling burnt out on drawing until his […]

Tonight to do: Star Wars: The Art of John Cassaday at Metropolis Gallery

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Star Wars art from the best selling, year best Star Wars #1. The force is strong with this gallery. Metropolis opened earlier this year, and this will be our first time checking it out. They have a Masters f Fantasy show still up as well. Owners Vincent Zurzolo, Jr and Robert Pistella have great access […]

To Do: Seth’s “Nothing Lasts” exhibit at Adam Baumgold

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If you know anything of the work of Canadian cartoonist Seth, you know that him giving an exhibit of his art the gloomy title “Nothing Lasts” is quite appropriate. But it should be lovely. Details and a preview here.. Bonus daily showing of Seth’s Dominiom an award winning documentary about the artist by Luc Chamberland that was produced by the National Film Board of Canada.

DC reveals some new Dark Knight III art…and the big twist in the first issue (Spoilers)

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After remaining pathologically tight lipped at their NYCC appearances—even a small elite media only press event—Dark Knight III workmen Brian Azzarello and Andy Kubert spill the beans on the big plot twist of the event comic in an interview at CBR. And the story element is in fact the one that I heard was the genesis for the entire storyline. And would have made a nice surprise for those reading the story. I’m curious as to why DC didn’t even try to keep it under wraps. I guess they knew that it would be spoiled and wanted to get ahead of it?

31 Days of Halloween: 1 million vintage images from the British Library

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This isn’t actually Halloween related but there is plenty that is spooky or ethereal in the massive trove of images that the British Library has uploaded to it’s Flickr account. Some 1 million of them in fact. There’s a page with various albums, including maps, children’s book illustrations, historical events and so on. And yes comics, mostly broadsheet cartoons. The images have been cataloged and tagged by online volunteers from images that were automatically uploaded.