Saturday. The BIG DAY of Comic-Con, when everything approaches the zenith of expectation. Let’s see what happening, shall we? Torsten AdairI’ve been writing for The Beat since July of 2010. I’ve been reading comics since 1974, collecting since 1984, and spreading the graphic novel gospel since 1994. I’m a bookseller, a librarian, an amateur scholar, […]
Just in case you weren’t aware, Comic-Con International: San Diego starts today, and The Beat is on the scene to report all sorts of amazing stuff! While our team scour a large part of 92101, I’m ensconced in an undisclosed location in New York City, the designated survivor, babysitting a cute dachshund as my friend […]
As excitement grows for July’s The Adventure Zone graphic novel, here’s a look at some cosplayers from Emerald City Comic Con.
Now, fifteen months since what was their last full show, Club Cosplay came back with what they referred to as, “a fresh face on the club you all know and love, returning to our roots as the epic-club.”
Once again, I attended Toy Fair, and wandered every aisle! I didn’t visit every showroom, since some required appointments, or weren’t that interesting, but I made a point to visit those with comics licensees, as well as geeky fun! Here’s my photo blog, in four parts, with a few company-specific reports for those with LOTS […]
Maybe it’s that it was Sunday and everyone was chugging vats of coffee to stay awake. Maybe it was just three days of horrible eating catching up with everyone. Whatever the cause, wherever I went the Sunday of this year’s New York Comic Con, everyone was talking about going to the bathroom. Planning a visit, waiting in line, or even fleeing the con in search of an available facility.
§ Nice Art: Kat Fajardo won the 2017 Emerging Talent Award at CxC (Cartoon Crossroads Columbus) this weekend, Fajardo is best known for editing the La Raza Anthology and her own Gringa and Bandida comics, but she’s busy with other anthologies and illustration work (above) as well. Congratulations! Previous winners of the award were Katie Skelly and Kevin Czap. […]
Okay… so it’s about a week since Phoenix Comicon, and I’ve still been trying to grapple with the weird sheen that seemed to take over this year’s con. The Phoenix Con has gotten some negative press in these digital pages for actions by the con. Run of the mill… whatever. But this year, with the […]
Cosplay is here to stay and I’m glad. Here’s why.
Elite Con, will be held one day only, Sunday March 12 in Tampa FL, and it’s a little different, a a trade show/collectors event. It has many unusual features, as laid out on its website, and it fancies itself a bit of an upscale collector marketplace: A Premium Collectibles Marketplace. Are you an advanced collector […]