You are your environment: Louise Bourgeois, Julia Wertz and the eternal mini-comic problem

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Storage: the secret shame of the comics world. Like many in the comics industry I’m a bit of a packrat (to put it mildly) and getting free books all the time doesn’t help. (Tough life, I know.) I was recently reminded of this by a couple of stories. In one, Brooklyn cartoonist Julia Wertz’s tiny […]

Chippendale, DeForge and Shapton arriving in February from D&Q

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2015 isn’t even cold in its rocking chair and 20126 is coming on like gangbusters. Here’s what D&Q has coming in February, the long awaited collection of Brian Chippendale’s Puke Force, new Michael DeForge (does he EVER sleep?) and Leanne Shapton.  Puke Force collects the sui generis webcomic that Chippendale serialized for a long time. Kid […]

The Beat Podcasts! More To Come: Comic Arts Brooklyn Interview Special

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Recorded live in New York, it’s More To Come, the weekly podcast of comics news, interviews and discussion with Calvin Reid, Kate Fitzsimons and The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald! This episode, More to Come brings you interviews live from the Comic Arts Brooklyn comic arts festival. Heidi interviews comics creator and publisher Brian Chippendale, Leslie […]

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.

What should you buy from the PictureBox sale? A few recommendations

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While the art comix world is still reeling from the announcement of the closure of PictureBox, the innovative and fearless publisher that picked up the Highwater ball and ran with it, the end of this publisher does bring one good thing with it: a 50% off sale on absolutely everything on their site. Just use […]