SDCC ’16: State-of-the-State: The New Comics Journalism Panel


by Nancy Powell The Comics Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald moderated a Thursday evening panel discussion on the state-of-state of comics journalism, featuring Megan Purdy of Women Write About Comics, Brett Schenker of Graphic Policy and Mark Stack of Comics Bulletin. What they had to say about the challenges of writing against the backdrop of media […]

SDCC ’15 – The Beat’s Panel on Ethics in Comics Journalism


Reflecting on The Beat’s comics journalism ethics panel tonight at San Diego Comic-Con, my thoughts keep going back to the comics community – who we are, where we’re going, and what can keep us all connected however much we grow.

SDCC ’14: Listen to all the best panels AND the Eisner Awards

Jamie Coville has done it again, recording some of the most fascinating panels from Comic-Con just passed, AND the 2014 Eisner Awards to boot. In fact so many of these were on our own “must see” list, we’ll be listening to these while on the treadmill for weeks to come. You can Find Coville’s pictures […]

David Brothers: “I’ve got to keep banging the drum for more” [Interview]


David Brothers is one of the most accomplished writers-about-comics around, a blogger who recently moved into the industry himself as a member of the Image Comics staff. Having made a name for himself on websites like 4thLetter and Comics Alliance, his writing on (in particular) creator-owned comics, artwork, Manga and race have provided some of […]

24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Jess Ruliffson


Jess Ruliffson is an illustrator and non-fiction graphic novelist, increasingly wearing the hat of a comics-medium journalist. She’s working on a graphic novel based on interviews with veterans of the war in Iraq and conflicts in Afghanistan for the Joe Bonham Project, giving wounded vets a chance to tell their own stories of trauma and […]

Interview: comics journalism gives wounded vets a voice with Jess Ruliffson


by Dre Grigoropol New York City based cartoonist Jess Ruliffson presented her collection of comics for her upcoming graphic novel at The Drawing Center in Soho on February 13th 2013. Though her comics are biographical, they are not about her own life. She documents the real stories of people who have survived life-threatening situations and […]