§ Nice Art: Chip Zdarsky and Chris Bachalo are doing a two-part Sandman story. Not that Sandman…the other one. Here is the first cover. § Must read! Cartoonist Seth delivered the commencement for this year’s Center for Cartoon Studios graduating class, and he strikes a hopeful note, while looking back at what seemed like dark […]
People have been trying to uncover the truth about Chip Zdarsky’s scheme to take over the world for years, and the doomsday clock ticked closer to midnight with the announcement that he is signing an exclusive deal with Marvel! Zdarsky’s sinister plot has become terrifyingly closer to reality. “I’m thrilled to be with Marvel,” Zdarsky […]
Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky may have led the way to a whole new level of fandom, with nesting infinite covers, and something called brimping, but it ships on an irregular schedule. Absent since #20 in August, the series comes roaring back next month with a new issue and a new arc! […]
Jughead (Chip Zdarsky, Ryan North, Erica Henderson, and Derek Charm) is up for the Eisner for Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17) and the award for Best Humor Publication.
Today, the American Library Association released its State of America’s Libraries Report, an annual report released during National Library Week. It’s not easy being a librarian, and it’s gotten even more difficult in the current Zeitgeist of fake news, polarization, and intolerance. Torsten AdairI’ve been writing for The Beat since July of 2010. I’ve been reading […]
Comics all-stars Chip Zdarsky and Adam Kubert are teaming to bring Peter Parker “back to basics” in a new #1 coming in June. As a companion to the regular Spider-Man book, it will spotlight Peter and his NYC friends and environment – an exciting world of artisanal kale, Lyft and Amazon Prime no doubt. Zdarsky has […]
The votes are in! And after an exceptionally close race, for the second year in a row a prominent YA graphic novelist has taken Person of the Year.
We examine the gravity of Kaptara and Chip Zdarsky talks cat-tanks.
The above Vader Down #1 variant with a Chip Zdarsky over, referencing the forbidden memory of Jaxxon the rabbit is one of the rarest of Marvel variant covers—one was available for every 4,999 issues ordered, so only a handful exist. One recently said at $3,739 eBay so it is apparently a legitimate rarity. On his […]
One think that’s nice about the more easy going Disney regime at Lucasfilms is that jokes like Jaxxon, the eight foot tall green rabbit who starred in Star Wars #8 in 1978–the most anticipated comic book of all time–now has a second life as our very own Jar Jar. And playing to that stereotype, Chip […]