We’re slowly transitioning back to reality, like those sandhogs that depressurize to avoid the bends. I’ll have a last look later today or tomorrow… meanwhile, it’s been an interesting Con, as many noted that Hollywood agents weren’t sniffing around this year, but lots of diversity was on display. A new normal? Wait and see…
A couple of snap polls on Twitter suggest that people pick up comics for many reasons, but here’s our own comprehensive poll — vote often and early!
Marvel’s 2015 is best boiled down to one core idea that influenced the entire line: Secret Wars. For the most part, the event was successful, and sold gangbusters in spite of production delays. Several promising concepts from the event and its tie-ins made it into the mainstream Marvel Universe, giving the re-launch a unique flavor that […]
Mental illness has been a trope in comics-related properties ranging from Peanuts to Gotham, but do new sensitivities to mental health issues mean that it’s time for this to change?
Diversity is a recurring theme in panels at this year’s New York Comic-Con, mirroring a trend in fandom nationwide.
This year’s Ignatz Award nominees have just been announced, and if you needed a reminder that 2014 was an awesome year for comics, here you go. This year’s judges— Lamar Abrams, Cara Bean, Robyn Chapman, Sophie Goldstein and Corrine Mucha—have a great selection from the fairly popular (March, SuperMutant Magic Academy) to the up and comers (Sophie Goldstein’s The Oven, Sophia Foster-Dimino’s Sex Fantasy.)
Once again, The Beat is looking for a sales chart analyst to take over the monthly Indie Sales charts. Kate Reynolds has done yeoman service but she’s moving on to other frontiers and vistas. (Including hopefully some more writing for The Beat.)
The Homies are coming back to the comics! This hugely popular line of small collectible figures depicting various Latino characters started as a an underground comic strip by David Gonzales before morphing into a huge line of merchandise. Now Dynamite has signed a deal for all kinds of Homies publishing, including a “HISTORY OF THE […]
Once again, librarians are meeting for their annual conference, this time in San Francisco! So what happens when a bunch of librarians come to the city which birthed underground comics? During the Pride Parade? Well, a lot of cool librarians, cartoonists, and allies get together to talk about diversity in comics! If you’ll be attending […]
The nominees for this year’s Glyph Awards, recognizing the best in comics made by, for, and about Black people in 2014, have just been announced. The winners will be announced on Friday, May 15, 2015, from 6:30p.m. – 9p.m., at the at ECBACC in PhIladelphia. This is the 10th year for the Glyph Awards, and they spotlight some […]