Exclusive Trailer Reveal: Jack Baxter, Joshua Faudem, and Koren Shadmi’s Mike’s Place weaves a tale of perseverance in the face of on-going conflict


An Exclusive first-look at the trailer for Mike’s Place, available from First Second in June


There’s a New Lucy Knisley Comic Online


If Lucy Knisley puts a comic online, The Beat is going to link to it. That’s how the system works, and how it will ever be.


24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Jennifer Hayden


Jennifer Hayden writes and draws her own comics as well as working as an illustrator, and her work appears both in webcomic form and in print. Her first full length book, UNDERWIRE, about her life experiences and family, is already out from Top Shelf, but she’s spent the past winter working relentlessly on a second […]


On the Scene: ‘The Cartoonist in Comics’ at Housing Works with Haspiel, Fingerman, Gulledge, Young


Autobiographical comics used to be a feature of zines and small private presses, but readers are increasingly able to follow their favorite genre of the comics medium in graphic novel editions from mainstream book publishers. There’s no doubt that the artistic appreciation for autobiography and semi-autobiographical works is on the rise, but amid commentary on […]