MoCCA Festival announced for April 1-2 with Blutch, Yang and more

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  The Society of Illustrators has just announced some details for the 2017 MoCCA Festival in New York. It will be held at the same place as last year – Metropolitan West – and will be held April 1-2. UPDATE: revealed in a tweet, Penelope Bagieu will be the badge and poster artist! @Comixace also : I will […]

Image Comics Month-to Month Sales November 2015: The Saga Continues

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by David Carter Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at Image Comics’s sales figures. Just a reminder that I’m not doing this as a permanent gig; just filling in until Heidi finds someone to take on the indy month-to-month chart. Please refer to July’s column for a preamble and explanation as […]

Image Comics Month-to Month Sales: October 2015 – It’s Only a Paper Moon

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by David Carter Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at Image Comics’s sales figures. Just a reminder that I’m not doing this as a permanent gig; just filling in until Heidi finds someone to take on the indy month-to-month chart. Please refer to July’s column for a preamble and explanation as […]

NYCC ’15: Cliff Chiang On “Paper Girls” – Representation, 80’s Fashion, and the Weirdness of Suburbs

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As New York Comic-Con’s show floor slowly shuffled to a close on Friday evening, The Beat’s Zach Clemente slipped behind the Epic Proportions booth to chat with one of his all-time favorite artists, Cliff Chiang. They talk mostly about Chiang’s new book with Image Comics, “Paper Girls”.

DC Reveals Cliff Chiang’s Concept Art for Orion

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Something which totally skipped me at NYCC, presumably due to being a thousand miles away from it, was the reveal of some Cliff Chiang’s concept art goodness for New God Orion. Unveiled at the “DC: From Concept to Page” panel. Orion’s appearance in Wonder Woman #12, completely unexpected by everybody, was perhaps one of the […]